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Connecting Movements and Memories: On Karen Ishizuka’s Serve The People and the Making and Meanings of the Asian American Movement

Lawrence Lan


Investing in the People

Lawrence Lan

As part of the Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) program, I have spent the past eight weeks not only working with the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) but also learning more about the non-profit community work being done throughout California’s three Japantowns—Los ...

Growing Community Since 2002: The Nikkei Community Internship Program - Class 11 - Summer 2012

llan

There seems to be a propensity to celebrate anniversaries in multiples of five. Tenth anniversaries, twenty-fifth anniversaries, fiftieth anniversaries—those are the big ones, the ones that insist on pyrotechnics, photo ...

The JABA Legacy Project: Pioneering Jurists in the Nikkei Community

Judge Jon Mayeda: The Right Place at the Right Time

Lawrence Lan

Judge Jon Mayeda—a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who currently works with JAMS, an Irvine-based dispute resolution and arbitration company—was always in the right places at the right times…or so he claims when he says, “It felt like the right thing to do.” But luck ...

The JABA Legacy Project: Pioneering Jurists in the Nikkei Community

Judge Vincent Okamoto: Fighting for Justice - Part 2

Lawrence Lan

Rear Part 1 >> Law School It was in Vietnam that Okamoto first started thinking about the rule of law, and the lack thereof around him at the time. “I really did say to myself—and it sounds kind of corny—that if I am fortunate enough to live through this ...

The JABA Legacy Project: Pioneering Jurists in the Nikkei Community

Judge Vincent Okamoto: Fighting for Justice - Part 1

Lawrence Lan

“I was in a position in Vietnam—to be in an arena where men with guns made the rules. And there really wasn’t anything called the rule of law. Those on the battlefield prevailed not because of better argument or because the facts were on their side. They prevailed ...

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As part of the Nikkei Community Internship program, Lawrence will be contributing this summer to the Discover Nikkei website in his capacity as the Discover Nikkei intern at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM); he will also be working with the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) to preserve the legacy of prominent Nikkei jurists in the community.

Nikkei interests

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

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