HONOLULU (AP) — Sen. Daniel Inouye becomes the third longest serving senator in U.S. history on Oct. 22, a landmark for the powerful lawmaker who has held a seat in Congress for as long as Hawaii has been a state.
Among the riders were Japanese American couple William (Bill) and Ruth Akiyoshi of Whittier, Calif. On the doors of their car were two placards that said, “Welcome Home, Bill Akiyoshi.”
All her life, Rie has heard these words. But as the sole heir to the House of Omura, one of the most respected families of sake brewers in Kobe, Japan, she knows she must learn as much as possible about the trade in order to carry on the tradition.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The conductor of the New York Philharmonic wielded his baton as an instrument of diplomacy on Oct. 15. His words, however, weren’t all sweet.
It seems as though whenever people throw their names into the hat of politics, too many of them are only doing it for a personal gain. Oftentimes, they run without a connection to their community. Lloyd Hara, however, may be the exception.
In a nation that has yet to inaugurate a female president, it can often feel as though the voices of women lose resonance in the midst of a male-dominated political arena.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced it will present an award to Sen. Daniel Akaka at its third national gala to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17.
Judge Sandra Otaka, a member of the Chicago JACL and a leader in the Asian American community, has passed away.
The University of Puget Sound awarded honorary degrees to 36 Japanese American students at the 2009 Commencement Ceremony on May 17. In 1942, the students’ education had been abruptly stopped when they were sent to relocation camps during World War II.
For Kimiko Mukai’s 90th birthday, she received an honorary degree. Mukai, a Japanese American who was a sophmore at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in 1942 (then called Seattle Pacific College), had to suddenly leave school due to an order issued by President Roosevelt. Her education was stopped due to Japanese American internment during WWII.