More From Okazaki On Use of “Concentration Camp;” Refutes Rafu Shimpo Columnist George Yoshinaga

On September 8, 2010, Rafu Shimpo columnist George Yoshinaga once again railed against the use of concentration camp to describe the camps that Americans of Japanese ancestry and their immigrant parents were imprisoned in during World War II.In Yoshinaga’s column, “Horse’s Mouth: Raku, A Japanese Restaurant” (Yoshinaga’s comments were also included in a separate column,... Continue Reading →

Manzanar At Dusk 2008

As stated in an earlier story here on our web site, Reflections on the 39th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, our Manzanar At Dusk program was founded by Jenni Kuida and Ayako Hagihara back in 1997 with the program first being held around a camp fire at a camp just west of Independence, which is the first... Continue Reading →

A Tribute to their Grandmother

Editor’s Note: The following is a speech by Monica and Michael Embrey, who paid tribute to their grandmother, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, at the 37th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 29, 2006. Michael: We’re here today trying to understand our history. Something we young people are struggling to understand—something we never experienced, but something that we... Continue Reading →

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