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French Legion of Honor Medal Presentation

04/12/2016

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.

73rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE 442

04/10/2016

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.  

2016 HIFF film: PERSONA NON GRATA

04/04/2016

FILM SYNOPSIS

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

Students from Tomishiro Minami High School, Okinawa, Japan meet Nisei Veteran Herbert Yanamura

03/05/2016

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.

442nd Veterans Club 73rd Anniversary Banquet

02/08/2016

442nd Veterans Club 73rd Anniversary Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 10 am to 2 pm.  Location is at the Pacific Beach Hotel, Grand Ballroom.  

MIS Shinnenkai Luncheon

01/24/2016

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

01/14/2016

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.

 

Late Honorable George "Joe" Sakato's funeral information

01/09/2016

The family of a World War II hero and a Medal of Honor recipient has announced when his public memorial will take place.

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2016/01/04/joe-sakato-memorial-ser...

Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds

12/28/2015

 

A narrative history by author Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

 

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Midnight in Broad Daylight is the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II. An epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption, Sakamoto’s history is a riveting chronicle of U.S.-Japan relations and of the Japanese experience in America.

 

"America's Secret Weapon: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service"

12/18/2015

U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii 

Fort DeRussy, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Changing Gallery & Theater : MG (Ret) Herbert E. Wolff and the 33rd Anniversary of the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii

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