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11 hrs ago | Daily Mail

The Japanese soldiers who risked death to break out of prison:...

More than 1,000 Japanese men stormed barbed wire fences at Cowra prisoner of war camp in central NSW on August 5, 1944 A Japanese man who took part in the breakout returned to NSW for the 70th anniversary held in Cowra earlier this month In the dead of the night 70 years ago, more than 1,000 Japanese men stormed the barbed wire perimeter fences of ... (more)

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Yesterday | WAAF-FM Brighton

George Takei 8-22-14

George Takei called in to discuss his new film To Be Takei which has just been released, too bad Mike Hsu was still on vacation and had to miss this.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

River Front Times

To Be Takei Follows the Star Trek Actor Into Undiscovered Country

Jennifer M. Kroot's To Be Takei is an affectionate portrait of the hardest-working member of the original cast of Star Trek , George Takei.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pasadena Weekly

'Oh Myyy'

Back then, Takei was not officially out of the closet, even though many in the "Star Trek" world, as well as people in the Los Angeles Japanese-American community, knew he was gay.

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The Northern Echo

Display of flowers with an eastern twist

JAPANESE ART: Erico Natsui with her flowers ball, part of the Japanese flower exhibition at the Palace Green library in Durham City.

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Charleston City Paper

George Takei lets viewers into his life in new documentary

George Takei, the man who will forever be known as Sulu from the Star Trek franchise and propagator of much humor and viral memes on Facebook, gets a life rewind in the documentary by Jennifer M. Kroot.

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Related Topix: Star Trek, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, George Takei, Gay/Lesbian, Asian-American, California, California Government

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Hyperallergic

The Human Face of a WWII Tragedy, in Full Color

In August 1942, thousands of Japanese Americans from Los Angeles began their lives as prisoners on a wide stretch of prairie in northwestern Wyoming.

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Mashable

Before Ferguson: 5 Times the U.S. Imposed Curfews

After days of unrest following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, residents of Ferguson, Missouri were placed under a state-imposed curfew on Sunday , which has since been lifted.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Breeze

George Takeia s personal life, career explored in new documentary a To Be Takeia

In a new documentary about his life, George Takei recalls his father buying a radio after he and his family were finally released after years in internment camps that Japanese-Americans were sent to during World War II.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Japan PM stays away from controversial Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese men clad in outdated military costume march in to pay respects to the country's war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Friday.

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Art Daily

Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum

Kinoe Adachi, Samurai Shells. Paint, wood, glue, bottle cap, 31 2 x 2 in. Courtesy of Delphine Hirasuna.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Tama News-Herald

Japanese-American students tour Meskwaki Settlement

A tour group of 70 Japanese and U.S. college students toured various areas of the Meskwaki Settlement on Monday, Aug. 4. RIGHT- Kelly Schott, a member of the team in charge of the Meskwaki buffalo herd explains bone structure of buffalo and bison to the international gathering of students touring the Settlement.

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New York Daily News

George Takei's new documentary is 'To Be Takei'

Most people know George Takei as Lt. Sulu, "Star Trek's" even-tempered helmsman.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Switched

These Crafts Made By Japanese-American Prisoners Will Renew Your Faith In Human Ingenuity

Half of the 120,000 prisoners were children. It was the start of the War Years , the turning from 1941 to 1942.

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Examiner.com

There is a concerted campaign to demonize Christianity

It always starts innocent enough. First there is that gentle ribbing. Then there are the jokes.

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Stanford

's 2014 Three Books program embraces theme of 'science and scientists'

Physicist Persis Drell chose this year's 'Three Books' with their diversity of styles and approaches to science to appeal to the wide interests of incoming freshmen and transfer students.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Physics, Science, Nonfiction, Asian-American, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

Centre Daily Times

The way of the samurai: Pattee Library exhibit shows how Japanese...

Akira Kurosawa, director of samurai films including "Kagemusha" , is a subject of the Pattee Library exhibit, "Sumi and Samurai."

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The Village News

How to handle prejudice

When "prejudice" calls, what do you do? A long-time neighbor called the other day, spouting off a list of complaints about Fallbrook and California high water bill, high taxes, nothing of interest in town, illegal immigrants, etc.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Connecticut Post

2 Japan Cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese men clad in outdated military costume march in to pay respects to the country's war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

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The Age

Battle for gay actor

There is something endearing about seeing a former helmsman of the Starship Enterprise walking down a suburban LA street gently bickering with his husband.

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