Community Songfest Fetes Retiring Manzanar NHS Superintendent Les Inafuku – Photos

LOS ANGELES — On December 15, a “Community Songfest,” honoring retiring Manzanar National Historic Site Superintendent Les Inafuku, and to raise funds for the reconstruction of Manzanar’s residential Block 14, which will include barracks, a mess hall, and more, was held at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Sponsored by the Friends... 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 →

43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage – VIDEO

We’re very, very late with this, but video from the 43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on April 28, 2012, is now available. The 2012 Pilgrimage included a performance by UCLA Kyodo Taiko, remarks by Les Inafuku, Superintendent, Manzanar National Historic Site, and by Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey. It also featured a keynote address by... Continue Reading →

A Celebration of Life: Remembering Manzanar Committee, San Fernando Valley JACL, LGBT Leader Tak Yamamoto

LOS ANGELES — A Celebration of Life honoring long-time Manzanar Committee, San Fernando Japanese American Citizens League (SFV JACL), and LGBT community leader Takenori “Tak” Yamamoto, who died on November 9, 2012, will be held at on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center, in Pacoima, California, starting at... Continue Reading →

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