The Japan Times
Chores, charges and chin-wags: the chonaikai ties that bind
Most foreign residents in Japan have probably been called upon to perform duties with a neighborhood association - known here as a chA naikai or jichikai .
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Voice of America
Q&A with Don Sellers: 'Honor and Sacrifice'
Roy Matsumoto was one of 14 Nisei to join a 2,700 man guerilla unit known as Merrill's Marauders to reopen the Burma Road, a supply route for China, then an ally of the United States.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
Photo of Japanese Americans, including the Kitamoto family, being taken from their homes on Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Jason Takaki, left, and Kei Izawa show their product, Karami Japanese Salsa, at Miller's Grille in Lafayette, where it is featured in a barbequed pork sandwich, the Hawkeye.
The Daily Beast
George Takei Sets Phasers to ReformBy Tim Mak
The 'Star Trek' star, gay-rights advocate, and social media powerhouse talks up his new cause-campaign finance-and faith in democracy.
The Citizens' Voice
Children at the borderdeserve care, kindness
Did we learn nothing from that long-ago time when President Franklin D. Roosevelt refused admission of a boatload of Jewish refugees trying to escape from Nazi Germany to the United States? Or when he moved thousands of Japanese-Americans - whole families - to internment camps in Nevada, where there was not adequate housing for them? Now we debate ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos
A child hangs on a barbed wire fence at a Japanese internment camp in Wyoming during World War II.
Project aims to shed light on WWII camps
A new project aims to raise public awareness about four Japanese American confinement camps in New Mexico during World War II.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Surveillance of Muslim Americans is Wrong
A new report based on documents provided by Edward J. Snowden has identified five American Muslims, including the leader of a civil rights group, as having been subjected to surveillance by the federal government.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Inside Bay Area
El Cerrito middle school will be renamed for activist
Portola Middle School in El Cerrito will be renamed for the late Japanese American civil rights leader Fred T. Korematsu Middle School.
'Art of Gaman' reveals the artwork of prisoners in WWII Japanese internment camps
Slightly longer than two months after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 to authorize the internment of more than 120,000 people of Japanese heritage on the United States' West Coast.
The Dangers of Disregarding the Bill of Rights
During the Second World War, over 110,000 Japanese-Americans were rounded up by the US government, and placed into concentration camps.
New Generation Nikkei Fund Launches to Support Japantowns
The New Generation Nikkei Fund has recently been created in order to inspire a new generation of philanthropists to support the nation's three Japantowns - San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles.
The Impudent Observer
God Of National Security
For most Americans it may seem light years ago when we lived in a nation in which words such as National Security were rarely uttered.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Pizarro: San Jose's Obon Festival is two days of food, fun and culture
The San Jose Betsuin Obon Festival is this weekend, which means two wonderful days of Japanese food, taiko drumming and Obon Odori dancing in the city's historic Japantown neighborhood.
South China Morning Post
Comfort women were just - wartime prostitutes', says Japanese delegation
Portraits of late former comfort women who were forced to serve for the Japanese troops as a sexual slave during the second world war.
How going Japanese could keep you slim
While we eat vegetables and fish, all slathered in olive oil, hoping to benefit from the healthy Mediterranean diet, the Japanese way of life is attracting the attention of research scientists studying health and longevity.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
George Takei Gives TED Talk On Why He Loves The Country That Betrayed Him: VIDEO
George Takei recently gave a TEDx talk in Kyoto Japan about being sent to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans as a child during World War II and how that experience shaped his perception of democracy and led him to be the outspoken activist and patriot he is today.
Gyo Fujikawa, Godmother of #WeNeedDiverseBooks
What do vintage ads for Beech-Nut , Q-Tips , and Eskimo Pie have in common with some of the earliest depictions of multiethnic babies in children's books? They were all the work of pioneering illustrator Gyo Fujikawa .