3 hrs ago
UN human rights panel calls on Japan to provide public apology and...
Two victims of Japan's wartime system of sexual slavery visited the city of Glendale in California this week.
15 hrs ago
Fake controversy over Twitter diversity figures
Twitter is being hit with criticism, and promises to "do better" over an absolutely bogus controversy.
22 hrs ago
The Newberg Graphic
Alice Sumida learns to dance through history - Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:00
Nearly everyone at Edgewood Downs retirement center in Garden Home makes a beeline for her at some point during the day, wishing her a happy birthday, or telling her how happy they are to know her.
22 hrs ago
Ex-Jerome internee speaks Aug. 6 in LR
Frank Sata, one of thousands of Japanese-Americans who was forced to live in an internment camp in Arkansas during World War II, will be in Little Rock on Aug. 6 to discuss his experiences and how it shaped his father's art and his own work as an architect.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Gaza As Sarajevo
After the publication earlier this week of my Truthdig commentary about Israel's repetitively compulsive and rabid behavior , I got a lovely note from a dear longtime friend who was in general and quite anguished agreement with much of what I'd written.
The Georgia Straight
Sid Chow Tan: Homeless no more, evicted no more, silenced no more
Editor's note: Sid Chow Tan, community organizer and media and communications producer, delivered this speech in front of the Ming Sun building.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Former sex slaves travel U.S. to call attention to issue
When they were in their teens, Lee Ok-son and Kang Il-chul were forced to serve as sex slaves at a military brothel.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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 .
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.