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Chicago Premiere of “Mrs. Judo” Documentary

BY ERIK MATSUNAGA Be strong, be gentle, be beautiful. In judo you need strength of mind, body, and soul. I don’t mean beauty in the external sense. A compassionate soul is … Continue reading

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30 Years of Lakeview: Chicago’s Japanese American Community 1960s-1990s

by ERIK MATSUNAGA During and immediately following World War II, Americans of Japanese ancestry flooded Chicago for work and school as they were either released from incarceration at one of … Continue reading

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Op-ed: The Future Started Yesterday

An op-ed commentary describing the challenges for Japanese American non-profit organizations in Chicago, and the need to develop succession planning strategies for the future. Op-ed by BOB KUMAKI When I … Continue reading

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Forward Chicago Profile: Toshiko (Tonko) Doi

“Forward Chicago is a grassroots, all-volunteer non-profit that connects neighbors, businesses and local organizations to build a stronger community. Together, we’re creating a neighborhood where people of all ages are … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Josina Morita, on Creating an Asian American Political Voice

By RYAN MASAAKI YOKOTA “I think there is a great deal of significance for Asian Americans running for office, especially county-wide,” said Josina Morita, who recently came off of a … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Kansha Project

The Kansha Project is a JACL Chicago program that connects Japanese American youth to the continuing legacy of the Japanese American community’s incarceration during World War II. This documentary centers around the 2012 Kansha Project and … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gaman – Portraits of Chicago Nisei WWII Veterans

Gaman: Portraits of Chicago Nisei World War II Veterans, chronicles the experiences of six Japanese American veterans. After the United States entered World War II, Executive Order 9066 was signed, … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment
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