By Steve Kadel The Associated Press viA Times-News EDEN, Idaho (AP) — Monica Chin looked across the high desert land that used to be the Minidoka Relocation Center and shook her head.
By Dan Joling The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shallow avalanche on Alaska’s Mount McKinley may not have killed four Japanese climbers, but the slide pushed them into a crevasse more than 100 feet deep, the National Park Service said Sunday.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly . The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum sits inside a small building just a few minutes’ drive from the island’s ferry terminal. Inside, it’s a little hard to get around. The museum houses more than 100 years of island history. But the dinging of the bell at the front door […]
On June 23, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Rep. Jay Inslee (WA-01) toured the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. They advocated for funding of the educational installation at the site.
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project and the Wing Luke Memorial Foundation learned that they were being awarded significant grants by the National Park Service.
On May 19, the National Park Service (NPS) awarded the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial nearly $183,000, covering two-thirds of the total cost to design and install an educational wall at the memorial.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is seeking to preserve a part of American history that lies in a remote part of Idaho. The proposed construction of part of a 500-mile transmission line near a former Japanese internment camp in Minidoka would provide renewable energy to Idaho, Nevada, and California. However, the project poses an obstruction to the historical site, according to JACL.
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project has been awarded a grant of $112,500 in the first-ever cycle of the Japanese American Confinement Sites program, administered by the National Park Service.