Japanese-American takes U.S. Pacific fleet helm

Oct 18, 2013

Japanese-American takes U.S. Pacific fleet helm

The U.S. Navy has chosen its first Japanese-American to lead the Pacific Fleet, a spokesman said Thursday. Adm. Harry Harris, a former assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, succeeded Adm. Cecil Haney on Wednesday as top commander of the Hawaii-based ...

Scrutinizing identity through one's family

Jun 9, 2013

Scrutinizing identity through one's family

by Michael Hoffman

Lucky great-grandfather Julius. This first member of the Helm family to settle in Japan was “as rooted in his German identity as an old oak tree.” For his mixed-race descendants, life would not be so simple. YOKOHAMA YANKEE: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders ...

U.S. honors three Japanese-American women

May 7, 2013

U.S. honors three Japanese-American women

Three Japanese-Americans — a long-time advocate of the two countries' friendship, an aspiring basketball coach and a psychology professor — are among 15 women of Asian or Pacific Island heritage honored at the White House as this year's Champions of Change.