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Remembering Jimi Yamaichi

Remembering Jimi Yamaichi By Will Kaku The day after I heard that Jimi Yamaichi passed away, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I felt a deep sorrow and emptiness. I viewed Jimi as a great mentor, a role … Continue reading

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Return to Heart Mountain

By Will Kaku The Heart Mountain concentration camp has always represented a critical turning point for my father’s family. As I had written in previous articles and speeches (links to some of these are below), Heart Mountain was the place … Continue reading

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The Importance of Japanese American Traditions

By  Susan Nakamura One of the goals of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) is to preserve the unique history of our ancestors for future generations and to share their accomplishments and hardships with others. Japanese Americans can … Continue reading

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The Story of the 120,000 Tassel Tapestry

Leila Kubesh,  the teacher who inspired her 8th grade students to create the 120,000 Tassel Tapestry, will be coming to JAMsj on June 23, 2012 to talk about her project. The Story of the 120,000 Tassel Tapestry   By Leila Kubesch … Continue reading

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The Emotional Journey into Camp Days

The following article was written by JAMsj docent, Will Kaku. He reflects on the Chizuko Judy Sugita de Queiroz’ Camp Days 1942-1945 exhibit. The exhibit will be closing on December 30, 2011.  The Emotional Journey into Camp Days By Will … Continue reading

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Film Screening: Sharing and Celebrating Stories from Nisei Honorary Degree Recipients

By Colleen Bentley, California State University Director of Special Projects Nearly 70 years after Executive Order 9066 forced 250 California State University students to leave their campuses without completing their degrees, several former students’ stories will be brought to light … Continue reading

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Japanese History: In Salinas Chinatown

By Mae Sakasegawa It has been a privilege and pleasure for Fran Schwann and me to be guest curators of this special exhibition. We also worked closely with Deborah Silguero, curator of the National Steinbeck Center. Through this exhibition, Salinas’ … Continue reading

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