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Nisei Airport Exhibit at Gate 26



July 26, 2017    Daniel K Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Nisei Veterans Legacy, along with the Japan Hawaii Travel Association (JHTA), jointly created a new exhibit at the Daniel K Inouye International Airport. The exhibit features the story of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399 Engineer Construction Battalion. While the images are familar,...

100th Infantry Battalion Celebrates 75th Anniversary



Sunday, July 23, 2017    Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery, Honolulu, Hawaii

Called "Diamond Jubilee", the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Club held it's 75th Anniversay Banquet today. The program began with the announcement and entry into the ballroom of a dozen veterans of the 100th, to the applause of the crowd. Dignitaries in attendance included Governor Ige, Mayor Caldwell, Japan Counsel General Misawa, and retired General Bramlett, to...

Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit Opens in Japan


Ryoji Koike explains the exhibit to the visitors


June 24, 2017    Japanese Overseas Migration Museum, Yokohama, Japan

Many Japanese visitors attended the opening of the Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit in Yokohama.

Over two years in the making, the Nisei Veterans Legacy has created a photographic exhibit which chronicles the history of the Japanese in Hawaii. At the center of the story are the Nisei soldiers of...

Ted Tsukiyama's Book Launch



Sunday, June 4, 2017     Harris United Methodist Church,  Honolulu, Hawaii

Many gethered today to attend the book launch reception for Ted's new book entitled: My Life's Journey: A Memoir    

Spnsored by the NVLC, Watermark Publishing is pleased to announced the release of this riveting new memoir by Ted Tsukiyama -- veteran, attorney, community leader, historian and public speaker.

Like so many Japanese...

442 RCT's 74th Anniversary Banquet



Sunday, March 26, 2017          Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii

The 442nd Veterans Club celebrated the 74th anniversary of the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team today. 500 friends and family members, including 40 veterans of the famed unit, attended the luncheon. This year's theme was "Preserving our Legacy - With Aloha". The late Senator Inouye's son, Ken, was the emcee for the program. Mayor Caldwell presented a proclaimation to the 442. Governor Ige...

442 Monument at Hill 555, Bruyeres, France



In 1947, the grateful, but still ravaged City of Bruyères, France, built near Hill 555 a simple stone monument in honor of the Americans of Japanese descent who in October 1944, liberated their city from the German invaders. This historically important monument is now showing the effects of its age, exposure to the weather and occasional vandalism. It is this monument that interested parties seek to renew in the memory of all those who sacrificed in this heroic effort...

2017 Honolulu Festival Expo




March 11 - 12, 2017  Hawaii Convention Center

The Nisei Veterans Legacy paricipated in this year's Honolulu Festival with a display about the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd RCT, MIS and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. The sponsoring organization was the Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association (HISLEA), whose primarily mission is to promote mutual friendship between Japan and Hawaii. The HISLEA will be supporting the NVLC's traveling exhibit...

Nisei Veterans Legacy Fundraising Event




Nisei Veterans Legacy Fundraising Event: “Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future”


Pomaikai Ballroom Dole Cannery

Iwilei, Honolulu, Hawaii


Approximately 200 friends and supporters of the NVLC organization attended the annual fundraising event. Among the honorees were several Nisei veterans of the 442nd RCT and MIS, including former Governor George Ariyoshi, who also gave the keynote speech. Steve Uyehara and Liz Chun...

MIS Veterans Annual Luncheon


Sunday, February 26, 2017, Natsunoya Tea House, Honolulu, Hawaii


Approximately 70 MIS veterans, family members and friends gathered for their annual club luncheon today. 

The lucheon featured Japanese food, lots of door prizes and a time for family members to recognize the vetarans.

The Consul General of Japan, Yasushi Misawa, addressed the group as the keynote speaker.

The 2017 Officers of the MIS Veterans Club include:

President George Arine
First Vice President Sherman Takao
Second Vice President Glen Arakaki

NVLC Fundraiser Event



Please join us for the first annual Nisei Veterans Legacy fundraiser:

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future


RSVP Deadline is February 20, 2017!