Despite continued protest from Japan, the City of San Francisco officially accepted the Comfort Women Statue this week, reported the BBC.
Mayor Ed Lee signed the paperwork the same week the City of Osaka in Japan officially broke its sister city relationship with the city by the Bay in protest.… Read more
One of the highest civilian honors in the United States, the medal was awarded to recognize the bravery of Filipino soldiers who answered President Roosevelt’s call for service.
260,000 Filipino soldiers and guerillas answered … Read more
Updated by Sarah Jackson with contributions from Views from the Edge
It’s been a long time coming.
This morning, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Filipino veterans of World War II for their service and sacrifice during the war.
100-year-old Filipino … Read more
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would draw connections for students and the public between today’s political climate and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.… Read more
The Congressional Gold Medal will be presented to these veterans for their service during World War II on October 25.
The medal which is said to have a monetary value of $29,000 … Read more
We’ve heard a lot of late of the contributions of Japanese Americans who fought for the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligent Service.
But did you know there were Japanese Americans who not only fought for the United States in World War I, but were … Read more
In 1943, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was sent to a Japanese incarceration camp in California at the age of 17—right before her graduation from Vashon Island High School, reports K5. On Saturday, 74 years later, the high school finally issued her a diploma.
Matsuda Gruenewald was a high achieving student and a member … Read more
200 Japanese Americans held a reunion at the Santa Anita Racetrack this past weekend to renew friendships and relive memories.
They were imprisoned there before being transferred … Read more