Exploring Manzanar: Then and Now

During a recent solo trip to the Manzanar National Historic Site in which I spent about 14 hours over roughly two days exploring the site by car and foot, it dawned on me that it was the first time that I was exploring the site in such a detailed fashion or spending as much time... Continue Reading →

“Speaking Of Camp” Event – Photos, Video

This article was originally published on December 16, 2012. It has been updated to include video rom the event. LOS ANGELES — On December 1, 2012, the Friends of Manzanar sponsored Speaking Of Camp..., an event held at St. Francis Xavier Japanese Catholic Center (formerly Maryknoll/Japanese Catholic Center) in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Co-sponsored by... Continue Reading →

Family, Friends, Community Come Together To Remember and Honor Tak Yamamoto – VIDEO

On January 26, 2013, long-time Manzanar Committee, San Fernando Valley Japanese American Citizens League, and LGBT leader Tak Yamamoto was honored and remembered by friends, family, colleagues and fellow activists at an informal memorial service, held at the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center in Pacoima, California. The following is a tribute to Yamamoto... Continue Reading →

70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066: Japanese American Incarcerees Tell Their Stories To National Public Radio In Nevada

This month, the Japanese American community reflects upon its past through Day of Remembrance programs, commemorating the February 19, 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which authorized the forced removal and unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast during World War II. This year... Continue Reading →

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