manzanar pilgrimage 2018

The annual pilgrimage is held every year on the last Saturday of April to honor the Japanese Americans who were forced to relocate to Manzanar during World War II.  Join Hideki as he explores Manzanar for the first time.

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go for broke monument anniversary

On June 2, 2018 the Go For Broke Monument celebrated its 19th anniversary with a tribute to the veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion and the Military Intelligence Service.  Join us as we explore the rich histories of Japanese American veterans through the stories told by their children and grandchildren.  We challenge you to ask yourself: “How I will keep the Nisei veterans’ stories alive?”

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recent identities

Find out what NCI is here!

It did not matter if I was a hapa Chinese American. Being ethnically Japanese was not important.

What does community service mean to you?

What does it take to be an Asian American female DJ?

A reflection from a participant of the high-school program.

This year, I found a little extra in brave space...

Mochi is the glue that holds family together

Because who wouldn't want an Asian Santa?

The complexity of textiles reflect identity.

What does Little Tokyo mean to you?

Edwin Ushiro shares his artwork and how his identity influences his work.

Artist Jamie Noguchi shares his experience of being an illustrator and giving Asian Americans a voice in comics.

Raising a child is a big job in itself, let alone trying to raise them to have a positive ethnic identity is a lot on a parent's plate!

It's not easy to raise a bilingual child, especially when only one of you speaks both languages fluently!