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Letters to Memory: A Sansei memoir of family, incarceration and Japanese American history

With the end of the Nisei generation upon us, their children, the Sansei, are sometimes fortunate enough to inherit a record of the life of their parents and grandparents. That is, if the record...

“Letters to Memory” is a Sansei memoir of family, incarceration and Japanese American history

With the end of the Nisei generation upon us, their children, the Sansei, are sometimes fortunate enough to inherit a record of the life of their parents and grandparents. That is, if the record...

Novels address the experience of Japanese American incarceration from adolescent perspective

The Little Exile by Jeanette Arakawa Jeanette S. Arakawa’s The Little Exile proves the maxim, “It’s never too late.” In this Young Adult novel, Arakawa vividly provides two aspects of the “camp” story – the forced...

Uprooted: The Japanese Experience During WWII a must read

Many Americans of Japanese descent—or those assumed to be—will be asked during their lifetimes: “Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?” That the book, Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II, answers that...
A showing of 'Beacon Hill Boys' at Wing Luke Museum celebrates its 30th anniversary.

‘Beacon Hill Boys’ continues to inspire after 30 years

Ken Mochizuki looks back 30 years
The graphic novel, Fighting For America: Nisei Soldiers written by Matsuda and illustrated by Matt Sasaki, tells the story of six brave and courageous Nisei soldiers from the Pacific Northwest who proved their loyalty and made a significant mark in American history.

‘Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers’—Graphic novel preserves stories for future audiences

The book release signing and program for Fighting For America: Nisei Soldiers takes place on September 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall.

Mori’s ‘Yokohama, California’ was ahead of its time

Short stories show the life of fictional pre- and post-war Japanese Americans in this collection by Toshio Mori. This review is part of the 2015 Pacific Reader presented by the International Examiner.

Column: IE provides the only and the other

The technology has changed but the mission is the same

A Cold Wind From Idaho

Incarcerated at the Minidoka concentration camp, a former teacher turned poet shares not only the experience of internment, but its devastating and evolving legacy today.

A Cold Wind From Idaho

Lawrence Matsuda can deliver a devastating emotional blow with a few words. In his debut collection of poetry, “A Cold Wind From Idaho,” Matsuda begins with his family’s experience before, during and after time spent...