By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no legal or historical precedent for closing U.S. borders to the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, but neither is there any Supreme Court case that clearly prevents a president or Congress from doing so. Legal experts are divided over how the high court would react to Republican […]
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military’s discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese American to fly over Japan during World War II, has died. He was 98. Kuroki died Tuesday at his Camarillo, California, home, where he was under hospice care, his daughter Julie Kuroki told the Los Angeles Times […]
By Louise Kashino Takisaki Northwest Asian Weekly My dedication to support the Nisei Veterans Committee is because of the importance of preserving our history, especially during WWII. Our mission at NVC is to “Honor the Past; Educate the Future.” The history books have included very little on the Japanese incarceration during WWII, so it is […]
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hold a banquet in honor of the Top Contributors to the Asian Community in the past year. These honorees are passionate about improving their communities in such areas as education, health, activism, and politics.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Nisei Daughter By Monica Sone University of Washington Press, 2014 Growing up in Seattle in the 1920s and 1930s, Monica Sone constantly battled with her Japanese heritage and her American home. From the time she was 5 and told by her parents that she and her older brother Henry […]
By Marco Garcia Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels on July 5 during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags.
By Associated Press NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) – A California man who missed his 1942 high school graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese Americans finally walked in a cap and gown this June, more than seven decades after he was pulled out of class just a month shy of his […]
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 […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Racism alive and well in the NFL? Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam made waves with his
By Michelle R. Smith ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The U.S. Naval War College released a trove of World War II information Monday by posting online the operational diary kept by the Pacific commander, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, during the war against Japan. The 4,000-page multivolume collection includes a running summary of the situation […]