Japanese American politicians and national organizations shared their concerns in the past week on a recent controversial remark about World War II Japanese incarceration as ...
Museum volunteer and docent James Tanaka thought something was missing from an exhibition and it bothered him.
The Japanese American National Museum’s long-running exhibition ...
During World War II, sugar was in urgent demand. Beyond its use in food products, sugar beets were converted to industrial alcohol and used in ...
“I always like to tell my friends that every little thing in Japanese culture has some symbolism and meaning,” Richard Watanabe says.
The 15-year volunteer ...
James Yoshinaga was born in 1929 in downtown Los Angeles as the eldest son of a mother from Fukuoka and a father from Kagoshima. His ...
“You have to keep changing, because what has happened and what you have been a part of is no longer there. The ideas that we ...
Bill Shishima grew up eating gohan along with lingua (tongue), seso (brain), and menudo (tripe soup). His father ran a grocery store near Olvera Street ...
Gary Ono’s sunny Little Tokyo apartment is a monument to the things he loves.
Behind his dining room table hangs a Japanese illustrative scroll ...
A note on names: The names of the Issei photographers, including Shimotsusa even though he returned to Japan, are presented in Western order, that is ...
Richard Murakami’s wartime experience was an odyssey that saw his family moved from one camp to another. By the end of WWII, they had ...
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