HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy plan to hold a joint memorial service Monday to mark the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. The joint service is a rehearsal for what is expected to be a much bigger memorial service next year to mark the 75th anniversary of the […]
By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks. So rangers borrowed a […]
Last week, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. More than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, were imprisoned by the U.S. government following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on […]
On May 28, Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced a bill to officially recognize a new name for the Bainbridge Island memorial to Japanese Americans forced from their homes during World War II. The legislation ensures the site is properly recognized as the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly When President Bill Clinton designated the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho as a National Park in 2001, Teresa Tamura realized that although she grew up not three hours away from the site, she knew little about it.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A recent Court of Appeals ruling granted a group known as Friends of Mukai the opportunity for a trial court to hear its case against the current owners of a King County landmark. The Friends of Mukai argue that the Mukai House and Garden on Vashon Island should […]
By Staff The Associated Press KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Japanese-American groups and individuals are questioning plans to build a fence around the Tulelake Airport that would cut through the site of the World War II era Tule Lake internment camp.
National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced on April 6 that the NPS Japanese American Confinement Sites Program awarded the Tule Lake Committee with a $192,467 grant to begin restoration work for the concrete jail located on the Tule Lake National Historic Landmark segregation center property.
Last year, during the opening of the Year of the Dragon, the Northwest Asian Weekly wished for a few things. We wished that the economy would improve. We wished that business would go up. We wished for less vacant properties in the International District.
By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly The Wing Luke Museum celebrated the Lunar New Year by embarking on a new chapter in its own future. Visiting U.S.