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George Takei Pays Tribute to Diverse Broadway Season on Facebook
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On a personal note, I am especially thankful I have had the opportunity, at the age of 78, to fulfill a lifelong dream to tell the story of the Japanese American internment. Our Broadway production was able to reach 120,000 audience members, the same … No tags for this post.

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Emory senior finds untold stories of Japanese Americans reverberate in …
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But the history major wondered whatever became of the relatively small $5 million trust fund set aside for the Japanese-American community to develop educational efforts and awareness about internment. “Some of the scholarship had already looked at how … No tags for this post.

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NMSU to host public presentation on Japanese American civil rights activist
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The community is invited to attend a presentation in honor of Min Yasui, a hero of the Japanese American civil rights movement, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at New Mexico State University's College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, … No tags for this post.

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Sheriff can't brush aside racist emails sent by top aide
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He moved from Burbank to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, in which the former undersheriff was a Japanese American man with a history of involvement in a clique that a judge called white supremacist (Paul Tanaka was recently convicted of … No tags for this post.

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The final Kubo And The Two Strings trailer is gorgeously evocative
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While the first trailer for Laika Studio's Kubo And The Two Strings focused mostly on action and adventure, the final trailer adds some real pathos to the whimsical looking world. In the film, young shamisen player Kubo (voiced by Game Of Thrones'Art … No tags for this post.

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Annual Festival of Asian Cultures offers vendors booths and various performances
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Children perform a colorful fan dance during a past Festival of Asian Cultures event, which is presented annually by the Asian American Association of New Mexico. (Courtesy of Asian American Association of New Mexico/Facebook). No tags for this post.

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Obama nominates Denver lawyer Regina Rodriguez to federal bench
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… States from Mexico. Her mother's family, she said, is Japanese-American and was held in an internment camp in Wyoming during World War II. "I'm very proud of coming from that background and then being able to serve the public for many years," she said. Tags: Federal Appointment, President Obama, Regina Rodriguez

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Museum & Gallery Listings for April 29-May 5
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(Cotter). Noguchi Museum: 'Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony' (through July 24) Founded by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, the Noguchi has never offered a solo exhibition dedicated to another artist since its opening in 1985 — until now, that is. No tags for this post.

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Workshop depicts pre-war life in Sacramento's Japantown
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She worked with various Japanese American families as well as with Wildie to collect photos for the presentation. Sakata and Fujikawa created a map of Sacramento's Japantown in 1940 with the help of April Adachi and Amy (Kamikawa) Wong, who are said … No tags for this post.

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Annual Japan Festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in Salt Lake City
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The festival will also feature traditional tea ceremonies, Anime, Japanese dance, martial arts demonstrations, Taiko drumming, a kimono fashion show and Japanese-American history exhibits. A variety of Japanese specialty food will also be available, … No tags for this post.

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Velina Houston Named Distinguished Professor at USC
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Velina Hasu Houston, associate dean of faculty, director of dramatic writing and resident playwright of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, has been appointed Distinguished Professor by USC President C. L. Max Nikias. The title of Distinguished Professor … No tags for this post.

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Seattle's Panama Hotel awarded 'National Treasure' status
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In 1941, the Panama Hotel was at the very center of Seattle's vibrant Japanese American community. But World War II and the internment of American families of Japanese descent turned the Panama into a place of refuge. The hotel's owner encouraged his … No tags for this post.

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Review: The Sympathizer
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“Have you ever noticed,” says the Japanese-American Sofia Mori, “how a white man can learn a few words of some Asian language and we just eat it up?” Later on in the book, however, now among the communists, one can see another example of how … No tags for this post.

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US Military's Asia Alliances Get Unusual Attention
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… recognize that the Japanese … American relationship is really is the cornerstone … of everything we are doing in the Asia Pacific … we are not only treaty allies … we are friends and partners … aam with common interests and shared values … No tags for this post.

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George Takei Pledges Allegiance To “Most Diverse” Broadway Over Hollywood's …
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On a personal note, I am especially thankful I have had the opportunity, at the age of 78, to fulfill a lifelong dream to tell the story of the Japanese American internment. Our Broadway production was able to reach 120,000 audience members, the same … No tags for this post.

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