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California Schools to Teach Students Connections between Incarceration of Japanese Americans and Current Threats

posted by Randall
Incarceration camp family by Dorothea Lange

This photo is part of the exhibit that will be on display to mark the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066. By Dorothea Lange

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


What Fil Am Vets Need to Do to Get their Congressional Gold Medal

posted by Randall

Filipino American VetsAfter decades of being ignored, Filipino American vets will formally receive the recognition that has been long overdue for more than 70 years.

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

Chinese American

Comfort Women Memorial Unveiled in San Francisco

posted by Randall
Comfort Women Statue SF

“Halmuni” (Grandmother) Lee Yongsoo, a survivor who spoke at the ceremony, with a statue of Kim Haksun, the first woman to come out publicly about being a former sex slave. Photo by Kevin Lee

A woman forced into a brothel during WWII by the Japanese Imperial Army embraced a new statue to spread her story … Read more


Wrecking Ball Destroys Boys Town and a Bit of Japanese American History

posted by Randall

Boys Town

Boys Town photo

A bit of Japanese American history has been turned to rubble to make way for a $1.2 billion entertainment district in Omaha, reports the Omaha World-Herald.
The homes destroyed for the complex were at one time part of Boys Town- an organization in Nebraska dedicated to at-risk boys in need of … Read more

Community Issues

Tweet from Senior Trump Administration Energy Official Justified Incarceration of Japanese Americans

posted by Randall

William Bradford Tweet

An appointee of President Trump is apologizing for a series of offensive tweets including one which supported the incarceration camps for Japanese Americans in World War II.

William Bradford leads the Energy Department’s office of Indian Energy Policy and programs.

The tweet was just one of several deleted by Bradford, but uncovered by the Washington Read more


UPDATE: Journalist Loses Job for Racist Tweet about Takuma Sato Win in Indy 500

posted by Louis Chan

Terry Frei of the Denver Post tweeted out his racism sentiments after the Indy 500

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Racist sentiments die hard, and now a veteran award winning journalist is out of a job because of it.

Unfortunately a moment of pure joy and ecstasy has been dampened by by an unfortunate and inexcusable tweet from a journalist Terry Frei of the Denver Post.

It was … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Filipino American to Receive Congressional Gold Medal. Push for Chinese American Veteran Launched

posted by Randall

Filipino WWII Veterans

File photo of Filipino American veterans

A Filipino American veteran this weekend will receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal.

KING-TV reports Julian Nichols will be honored for his role in helping to free 500 American prisoners from the Cabanatuan prison camp in the Philippines in 1945.
Nichols … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

posted by Randall

Santa Anita Assembly Center1The traumatic experience of being incarcerated behind barbed wire for simply being Japanese is still a tough subject to talk about for some who lived through it .

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

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Jamie Ford to Turn Bestseller into Movie

posted by Brittney Le

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetHalf-Chinese author Jamie Ford has signed on to work with film producers to turn his bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet into a movie, reports KRTV. Ford has even agreed to write the screenplay adaptation himself, something that not many authors choose to do.

The historical fiction novel is a … Read more

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Apr 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 75th Anniversary of Bataan Death March Commemorated

75th Anniversary of Bataan Death March Commemorated

posted by Randall
Bataan Death March

This picture, captured from the Japanese, shows American prisoners using improvised litters to carry those of their comrades who, from the lack of food or water on the march from Bataan, fell along the road. Philippines, May 1942

Despite rainy skies, dozens took part in a military wreath laying ceremony in San Francisco’s Presidio to … Read more


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