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An Interview with Holly Yasui

Carol Cheh

Holly Yasui is the youngest daughter of Minoru Yasui, the legendary Japanese American lawyer and civil rights activist. She is currently at work on a documentary film about the life of her father, titled Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice.


A Young JANM Volunteer Shares Her Impressions of the 2017 Pilgrimage to Manzanar

Carol Cheh

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Whodunit? Naomi Hirahara Draws Readers Into Japanese American History and Culture

Carol Cheh

Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Naomi Hirahara is a writer with a love of Japanese American history. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University, Hirahara worked for many years as a writer and then the editor of The Rafu Shimpo. Among her many achievements ...

Distinguished Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement and Public Service: George Takei

Carol Cheh

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I am a first-generation Chinese American; my parents came over from mainland China via Taiwan. I was born in Honolulu but I now call Los Angeles home. I work at the Japanese American National Museum as a writer/editor in the Communications Department. I also write about art for a variety of publications, including Art21 Magazine and Palm Springs Life.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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