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MIS Shinnenkai Luncheon


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.


Late Honorable George "Joe" Sakato's funeral information


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

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



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"


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

NVLC Exhibit - Honolulu International Airport


The first step to installing a permanent exhibit at the Interisland Terminal was completed today. Ongoing is the exhibit’s design which will showcase the legacy of the Nisei: their accomplishments during World War II and their contributions to modern day Hawaii.

The location is adjacent to the Hawaiian Airlines’ airport lounge.

Volunteers in the photo include (left to right): HarlanYuhara, Clayton Ito, Jonathan Ego, Glenn Goya, Irvin Yoshino and Reid Mizue (committee chair).


Medal of Honor Recipient George T. Sakato Passes Away at 94 Earned Nation's Highest Award for Valor during WWII


George Taro “Joe” Sakato, a private in Company E, Third Platoon, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, passed away on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 in Denver, Colorado at the age of 94.  George was the last living WWII Nisei Medal of Honor recipient.

Veterans of 442nd Regimental Combat Team awarded French Legion of Honor medal

Honorary Consul of France in Hawaii, Guillaume Maman, will award his country’s highest decoration – La Légion d’honneur – to nine nisei veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team for their courageous and heroic acts in France during World War II. These nine Hawaii residents are: Roy Fujii, Richard Hamasaki, Tokuo Chester Murai, George Muramaru, Masaru “Biggie” Nakakura, Clarence Y. Tamayori, George “Rocky” Tanna, Harold Ueoka, and Mamoru “Flint” Yonashiro.

Hawaii International Film Festival


Learn more about Nisei related films at this year's Hawaii International Film Festival!

NVLC display at Central Pacific Bank

The exhibit at Central Pacific Bank honors the nisei World War II veterans from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service, and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion.