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US President Obama issues proclamation for Asian American and Pacific Islander …
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Confronted with grueling and perilous working conditions, thousands of Chinese laborers on the transcontinental railroad pushed the wheels of progress forward in the West. Japanese American troops fought for freedom from tyranny abroad in World War II … Tags: President Obama

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Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder
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Attention focused for a time on a Finnish sociologist, a Japanese math whiz and a Japanese-American engineer. In December, the technology magazine Wired and the website Gizmodo both published lengthy investigations based on documents and emails … No tags for this post.

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Today: Two Sides of Trump Nation. A Road Less Traveled.
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Latino activists vow more Trump protests as tensions heighten. — Steve Lopez: President Trump and California is a beautiful union. Believe me. — A 113-year-old Japanese American newspaper in L.A. must get 10,000 subscribers by year's end or else … No tags for this post.

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Australian steps forward as bitcoin founder: 'I didn't take the decision lightly'
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Attention focused for a time on a Finnish sociologist, a Japanese math whiz and a Japanese American engineer. In December, the technology magazine Wired and the website Gizmodo published lengthy investigations based on documents and emails that … No tags for this post.

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For real? Australian entrepreneur says that he IS Bitcoin's inventor
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One of the most high-profile investigations came in 2014 when Newsweek said that the bitcoin creator was a 64-year old Japanese-American living in California called Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin has gained a notorious reputation as a … No tags for this post.

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Mac Yonamine spreads Okinawa love in Hawaii
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“My wife Patsy is an Okinawan Nisei (second generation immigrant) and her maiden name was Arakaki. I couldn't imagine marrying someone who wasn't an Uchinanchu. She had to be an Uchinanchu, not even a Japanese American. That way she would be … No tags for this post.

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How Don Nakanishi overcame prejudice in the academy
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Students demonstrated in support and the Japanese American community campaigned on his behalf, helping fund his legal costs. A faculty review panel found flaws in the initial process leading a second round with a panel that now included a scholar … No tags for this post.

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When it comes to representation, theater is kicking Hollywood's ass
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Allegiance, which closed on Broadway in February, told the fictional tale of a Japanese-American family placed in an internment camp during World War II. It was based on the experiences of over 100,000 real life Americans, including star George Takei … No tags for this post.

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Registration Now Open for 5th Heart Mountain Pilgrimage
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“As our most important event, the annual pilgrimage serves our mission by educating the public about the history of Japanese American confinement and connecting them with former incarcerees at this important National Historic Site,” said Brian … No tags for this post.

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Documentary spotlights changes on farm
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Being a multi-generational Japanese-American farming family in California's conservative Central Valley, the Masumotos stand in the shadow of forced wartime dispossession and relocation. For better or worse Nikiko has inherited her family's passion for … No tags for this post.

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Granada Hills Charter High School wins national Academic Decathlon — again
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Reigning champion Granada Hills Charter High School won the 2016 U.S. Academic Decathlon on Saturday, the fifth time in the last six years the San Fernando Valley campus has claimed the title. The school scored 54,195.1 out of a possible 60,000 points … No tags for this post.

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Oldest Japanese-American newspaper faces possible closure
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LOS ANGELES — The oldest Japanese-American newspaper could close in December unless it doubles its subscribers or raise about $500,000 in revenue. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1rqbxKV ) the Rafu Shimpo has been struggling to adjust … No tags for this post.

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Japanese-American internment: "Ignorance of such sotries may mean we repeat them"
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It's a tale about a Japanese-American girl who is separated from her beloved dog Dash when her family is placed in the Minidoka internment camp during World War Two. The book is inspired by the real story of Mitsue “Mitsi” Shiraishi. Mitsi was … No tags for this post.

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Oldest Japanese-American Newspaper May Close In December
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LOS ANGELES (AP) – The oldest Japanese-American newspaper could close in December unless it doubles its subscribers or raise about $500,000 in revenue. The Los Angeles Times reports the Rafu Shimpo has been struggling to adjust to the changing … No tags for this post.

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Dozens of local Japanese and Muslim American leaders travel to Manzanar
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The trip which runs through Sunday, May 1 and is sponsored by the Florin Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Council on American Islamic Relations – Sacramento Valley (CAIR-SV). Marielle Tsukamoto is Co-President of Florin JACL. She said … No tags for this post.

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