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Japanese American Internment

Honoring The Legacy Of Yuri Kochiyama

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Today, we honor the legacy of Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American activist who dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice, not only for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, but also all communities of color.

Hawaii Five-0s Powerful Episode About Pearl Harbor & Japanese American Internment

Gil Asakawa | Posted 02.10.2014 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

We tend to think of Hawaii as an enlightened, multicultural place where being Asian is a badge of the majority. But this episode educates us to the fact that under the pressure of fear and wartime panic, even a paradise like Hawaii can revert to binary tribal lines.

Explore America: A Day at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

CarsTravelFood | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

If you are planning to road trip to Yellowstone, Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Devils Tower, or anywhere in this part of America (the trip so many of us do in our lives), Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Powell, Wyoming should be on your list American historical sites to visit.

Why We Must Remember Rohwer

George Takei | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
George Takei

I was just five years old, and would spend much of my childhood behind barbed wire in that camp and, later, another in California called Tule Lake. One hundred twenty thousand other Japanese Americans from the West Coast suffered a similar fate.

Matt Sledge

Children Of Japanese-Americans Interned During WWII Slam Military Indefinite Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

The children of Japanese-Americans whose internment during World War II was upheld by the infamous Supreme Court ruling Korematsu v. United States are...

Tales From An American Internment Camp

AP | By AMY TAXIN | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Bill Shishima shares how he joined the Boy Scouts as a 12-year-old behind the barbed wire of a Japanese American internment camp, or ho...

Creating a False "Enemy Within": The Lessons of Internment, 70 Years Later

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We cannot stand idly by as an entire American community is demonized as a "religious enemy within." The demonization of Muslim Americans ignores the rich, diverse background of the community.

Heart Mountain Internment Camp's New Interpretive Learning Center Opens

Gil Asakawa | Posted 10.18.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

We've driven to Heart Mountain, and were chilled by the desolate majesty of the locale. The mountain itself is a powerful image, one that adds an iconic feel to this camp.

Denver Pays Tribute to Bill Hosokawa, A Japanese American Leader

Gil Asakawa | Posted 09.10.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Hosokawa was well-known nationally as one of the foundations of the Japanese American community's national history. He's also remembered in Colorado, and not just by Japanese Americans.

Not Enough People Know About Japanese Americans' Day of Remembrance

Gil Asakawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

How must have Japanese American families felt in 1942 as they were being rounded up and sent to internment camps in desolate parts of the Western United States?

Super Winners Have No Score To Settle

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

Two life-altering events that took place nearly seven decades ago receive little attention and are primarily observed by members of the two groups who experienced them.

Min Yasui's Legacy Lives on in a Denver Program That Honors Volunteerism

Gil Asakawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Most people living in Denver today probably don't know the name Minoru Yasui. But the Japanese American community leader has left a legacy that still impacts the city.