By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rating: “From Up On Poppy Hill” is the second anime feature from Goro Miyazaki, son of the famed anime master Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghilbi fame. The film proves a substantial improvement over his first feature, “Tales from Earthsea” (a film I actually liked), and a story impressive for […]
Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Prize-winning director Eric Khoo hails from Singapore, but his latest, an animated
Recent donation of collection of Frank C. Hirahara Family gives idea of life in post-war Portland A collection from the post-World War II era has been donated to Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center from the family of Frank C. Hirahara. While internees did return and resettle in Portland when released from camps including Minidoka after WWII, […]
By Lindsay Wise THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE PEARLAND, Texas (AP) — The postcard arrived in Ed Denzler’s mailbox in Pearland last month, a mystery from his past nestled among the routine bills and coupons. Addressed in neat block letters to Denzler, the handwritten note reads, in English, “It takes a strong man to save himself, a […]
By John Huthmacher Hastings Tribune KENESAW, Neb. (AP) — Never in a million years did Kenesaw resident Woodrow “Woody” Rossell imagine that he would ever reunite with the young Filipino boy he befriended during World War II.
The Nisei Veterans Committee and the Japanese American community gathered to honor fallen heroes at the Annual NVC Memorial Day Program at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, as they always have since 1946. WWII veteran Sam Mitsui provided the keynote address.
The current whaling debate is one that is perpetually heated, and one that will be around for quite some time. Among the many political and emotional maelstroms
Urbano Quijance, 95, died peacefully at his home in Seattle, on Jan. 22. Born in the Philippines, Urbano served his country as a defender of Bataan in WWII. He was captured as a prisoner-of-war
He loves Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. He is also an unassuming retiree who likes to mentor young people.
Editor’s note: For Seattle Rotary, Bettie Luke from the Organization of Chinese Americans gave a short presentation on the top 10 lessons on life and politics she learned from her brother, Wing Luke.