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Dentistry in Camp

Jonathan van Harmelen

The late Hiroshi Kashiwagi’s short play Laughter and False Teeth remains a staple of Asian American Theatre. In an interview with Emiko Omori in her landmark film Rabbit in the Moon, Kashiwagi explained the real-life background of the piece in the experience of his mother at the time of ...

Findings from a small town archive

Jonathan van Harmelen

If you go to the heart of downtown Arroyo Grande, you will find tucked away in a small house the South County Historical Society. Stored in the house are thousands of documents and other artifacts chronicling the town’s century-and-a-half existence and the lives of its inhabitants. For instance, among ...

Giotta Fuyo Tajiri — An Artist's Voyage

Jonathan van Harmelen


An Activist’s dilemma: the life of Katsuma Mukaeda

Jonathan van Harmelen

For many of the issei interned by the Justice Department during World War II, their years in confinement posed serious questions of loyalty and identity. Many had once strongly identified with the old country, and had worked to forge what Eiichiro Azuma has identified as a “shin-nippon,” or new Japan ...

Dutch Newspapers and Nikkei Stories - Lessons from Japanese-American Incarceration and Redress from Afar

Jonathan van Harmelen

On the morning of Friday, October 30, 1992, readers in the Netherlands opened copies of the NRC Handelsblad, one of the largest papers circulated in the country. The front page commemorated twelve and a half years of Queen Beatrix’s reign, and page 3 shows a grinning George HW Bush ...

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