The 11th annual Joint Memorial Service honors the Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJAs) who served in World War II. The Nisei Veterans Legacy conducts the annual Joint Memorial Service on the last Sunday of September. The end of September is chosen because it is when the first AJA soldier died in battle. This years’ service will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. It will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of WWII.
THE FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR MEDAL TO BE AWARDED TO TWO (2) WORLD WAR II VETERANS ON APRIL 16, 2016
The Honorary Consul of France in Hawaii, Guillaume Maman, will be awarding his country’s highest decoration - La Légion d’honneur - to two (2) World War II Veterans for their courageous and heroic acts in France during the war.
The distinguished two veterans to be honored are Mr. Joseph Obayashi of Honolulu, Hawaii and Mr. Henry Tessien of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
The 442nd Veterans Club held's a luncheon today to commemorate the 73rd Annivversary of the formation of the famed Army Unit. Over 500 family and friends, including 60 veterans, attended the celebration held at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Honolulu. The late Senator Inouye's son, Ken, served as the emcee for the event. The keynote speech was delivered by General Vincent K. Brooks who commands the U.S. Army Pacific. Proclamations were presented to the veterans by both Governor Ige and Mayor Caldwell.
The audacious true story of the Japanese diplomat who acted against orders to save thousands of Jewish lives from Nazi extermination, PERSONA NON GRATA is a sweeping, historical film that follows Chiune Sugihara from
his early days in Manchuria to his posting as Japan’s consul in Lithuania during WWII. Bound by both a treaty with Nazi Germany, and his own moral awakening, Sugihara put career and family at great risk by issuing transit visas
Recently a group of students from Tomishiro Minami High School, located in Tomigusuku, Okinawa, Japan made the long journey to Hawaii as part of their Educational/Cultural Exchange Program supported by the Lokahi Foundation and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association.
The MIS Veterans Club of Hawaii held it's annual New Year Luncheon today at the Pomaikai Hokulei Ballroom in Honolulu, Hawaii. The program included installation of 2016 officers and directors of the Club and guest speaker Dr Ellen Sawamura, President of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS). Entertainment was provided by Ryukyu Koten Afuso-ryu Ongaku Kenkyuu Choichi Kai.
2016 High School & College Student Essay, Poetry, and Video Contest Now Accepting Submissions for Fourth Annual Contest
Go For Broke National Education Center is happy to announce its fourth annual student contest – with students having the option to write essays, create poetry, or produce short videos.
The family of a World War II hero and a Medal of Honor recipient has announced when his public memorial will take place.