Tag - japanese-americans



Japan Times
Feb 4, 2017
Japan Times 1942: 'Roosevelt orders aliens to abandon homes'
President Franklin Roosevelt's high-handed action ordering 10,000 aliens residing chiefly in the West Coast of the United States to abandon their homes has deeply shocked Christian circles in Japan, according to Domei.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jan 22, 2017
Arizona holds ceremony to memorialize Gila River WWII internment camp
A city in Arizona memorialized a WWII internment camp for Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans on Saturday by unveiling a series of panels with information about the area's wartime history.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 21, 2016
Concerns grow after Trump ally cites Japanese-American internment as precedent for Muslim registry
One of the darkest periods in American history was thrown into stark relief in recent days after a surrogate to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said a proposal for a Muslim immigrant registry had precedent in the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans.
Mar 31, 2016
'I became temporarily blind, deaf and paralyzed'
Michi Kobi's acting career reflected the way the U.S.-Japanese relations changed over the years.
JAPAN / History
Feb 17, 2016
Smithsonian internment exhibition to warn against racial profiling
Curators of an upcoming Smithsonian museum exhibition on the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans have put out a call for families to contribute artifacts for display. The National Museum of American History in Washington wants items that reveal everyday life inside the camps.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2016
WWII internment camp musical 'accomplished a great deal,' Takei says
"Allegiance," a Broadway musical set against the historical internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, will close its doors on Feb. 14, but star George Takei expressed pride in the show's achievements and its role in preserving an important but marginalized episode from U.S. history.
Dec 28, 2015
'Allegiance' and what it meant
The road to immigration and assimilation in America has been at times tortuous, as shown by the U.S.' treatment of Japanese nationals and Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Japan Times
Dec 4, 2015
Olympic journey of American weightlifting legend Kono began in WWII internment camp
While many Olympic athletes can trace their path back to high school gyms or playgrounds, weightlifting legend Tommy Kono began his journey to the Games in a most unlikely setting — a World War II internment camp for Japanese-Americans.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 21, 2015
Roanoke mayor apologizes for Japanese internment remarks
The embattled mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, apologized Friday for comments earlier in the week citing the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II in a statement defending his push to keep Syrian refugees out of the area.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2015
Japanese-Americans recall how war tested loyalties, spurred identity crisis
During an annual pilgrimage in late April to the site of a former internment camp, U.S.-born children of Japanese immigrants to the U.S. recounted divisions among Japanese-Americans during and after World War II.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2014
U.S. internees recall ballgame of freedom
A baseball series played 70 years ago between two U.S. internment camps became a symbol of freedom for a group of Japanese-Americans rounded up during the war.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2014
Japanese-American filmmakers provide different take on 2011 disasters
A group of U.S.-based filmmakers has taken a different perspective on the March 2011 disasters in northeast Japan in a documentary that draws on the wartime experiences of Japanese-Americans.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2014
Hawaii inaugurates second Japanese-American governor
With the inauguration of David Ige on Monday, the state of Hawaii welcomed its eighth governor, a third-generation Japanese-American and the second governor of Japanese ancestry for the state.
Feb 13, 2014
Japanese internment set for short shrift in class
Don't count on the controversial internment of loyal Japanese Americans during World War II to receive full coverage in future American high school history classes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
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.
Aug 16, 2013
Nisei renew call for society free of all discrimination
A leading group of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent, including some who suffered internment during World War II, are using their community's experiences to campaign for a society free of discrimination and prejudice.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2013
Scrutinizing identity through one's family
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.
Japan Times
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.


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