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Voices of the Volunteers: The Building Blocks of the Japanese American National Museum

Nahan Gluck

The Rafu Shimpo


Voices of the Volunteers: The Building Blocks of the Japanese American National Museum

Kyle Honma

The Rafu Shimpo


Voices of the Volunteers: The Building Blocks of the Japanese American National Museum

Yae Kanogawa Aihara

The Rafu Shimpo


Voices of the Volunteers: The Building Blocks of the Japanese American National Museum

Masako Iwawaki Murakami

The Rafu Shimpo

Masako Iwawaki Murakami’s parents seldom talked about the years the family spent in an American concentration camp during WWII. Masako was 8 years old at the time and remembers how earnestly her mother and father tried to maintain a sense of normalcy for their children in spite of the ...

Voices of the Volunteers: The Building Blocks of the Japanese American National Museum

Introduction

The Rafu Shimpo

In the beginning of most community organizations, there are volunteers. If one were to study American nonprofit entities, whether they’re devoted to history, culture, social services, or fighting disease, a common theme is that the enduring groups, big and small, are fueled and sustained by the incalculable contributions of ...

‘Horse’ Yoshinaga Passes At 90 - Popular columnist wrote for community newspapers for seven decades

The Rafu Shimpo

George “Horse” Yoshinaga, a longtime columnist for The Rafu Shimpo and The Kashu Mainichi, passed away peacefully on Monday at his home in Gardena. He was 90.

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The Rafu Shimpo is a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. It was founded by Issei in 1903 as a Japanese-language paper, but it now includes an English section as well.

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