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Kimi Robinson
Japan Times
CULTURE
Oct 13, 2019
George Takei hopes his manga on internment reaches U.S. youths
Having experienced WW II internment camps as a child, George Takei hopes that his graphic memoir will resonate with and inspire younger generations to oppose the discrimination facing immigrants today.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 1, 2019
Virtual influencer Liam Nikuro brings Japanese pop culture to the fore
Liam Nikuro, a 21-year-old Japanese-American virtual social media influencer, lives out a jet-setting life between Tokyo and Los Angeles for all to watch online as he tries to break into the music industry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
May 7, 2019
Annual pilgrimage to Manzanar internment camp for Japanese-Americans still resonates
After he was expelled from college for "inciting a riot" while fighting for African Americans' civil rights and protesting the Vietnam War, Warren Furutani decided it was time to galvanize a Japanese American community that had experienced mass incarceration two decades earlier.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 24, 2018
Hawaiian activist with Okinawan roots is behind petition against Henoko base that garnered over 160,000 signatures
Robert Kajiwara knew he did not have much time to act before construction work began for the controversial relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2018
Removal of Rising Sun-like mural in LA put on hold following protests
The removal of a mural at a school campus in Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood that bears a similarity to the Imperial Japanese Army's flag has been put on hold, the Los Angeles Unified School District said this week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 1, 2018
Obon Society works to heal World War II wounds by returning wartime flags, but labor of love has a cost
In 2007, Keiko Ziak's family experienced a "miracle."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2018
Descendants of Hawaii's first Japanese immigrants mark 150th anniversary
Gwendellyn Sanchez hoped 100 people would attend the gathering she organized in Honolulu for descendants of gannenmono — the first group of Japanese immigrants to arrive in Hawaii.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2018
Asian DACA recipients, in limbo, await congressional action
Since September, undocumented adults living in America legally through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been in limbo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2017
Japan's YouTube stars beginning to cultivate overseas followings
YouTubers around the world have found fame on the online video platform, with a select number achieving mainstream success as their millions of fans propel them to brand endorsements, best-selling books and cameos in major films.

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