Manzanar has no geographic boundaries and is not bound by time. Manzanar exists today … in many forms, in many places. And in each, the people ...
In July 1942, the Tashme Internment Camp, the largest in Canada, opened its doors to Japanese Canadians who had been ordered removed from the coast ...
For the column’s inaugural post, we wanted to begin with the theme of place, location, and community and to highlight two veteran poets—Hiroshi ...
In his essay for a 1999 Mike Mackey-edited anthology, Remembering Heart Mountain, Lane Hirabayashi cautions Japanese American incarceration scholars not to over-generalize about Japanese American ...
Cherry blossoms made out of tiny white shells. A handcarved wooden vase. A Japanese doll in kimono.
These are some of the artifacts in Handmade ...
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In the early days at Manzanar, before most of the internees arrived, there weren’t many internees or military personnel in the ...
Living An American life
My father, Richard Shigeru Nishimura, was born in Los Angeles in 1922 and celebrated his 94th birthday this year. He shares ...
It’s unfathomable that the affable white-haired Nisei with the quiet laugh could ever be accused of being unpatriotic or cowardly. There’s nothing about ...
Otousan, Obasan, Ojisan, how was the train ride?
My father, aunt, uncle, and their family traveled about 2,000 miles by train from the Fresno ...
I read on the Discover Nikkei website about a Japanese American granddaughter having to clear out her Nisei grandmother’s house when she passed away ...
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