Peace Gathering to Commemorate the 77th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Peace Gathering to Commemorate the 77th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Friday, August 5 at noon In front of the Consulate General of Japan in New York – 299 Park Avenue (between 48th and 49th Streets) Admission: Free Seventy-seven years have passed since the US dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombs killed an estimated 210,000 people by the … Continue reading Peace Gathering to Commemorate the 77th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

George Takei and Susan H. Kamei in Conversation at Asian American Writers’ Workshop Event

AAWW and Strand Present: Susan H. Kamei & George Takei + Brandon Shimoda Tuesday, December 7 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Online Admission: Free (Books available for purchase) Join Asian Americans Writers’ Workshop and Strand as they present a virtual conversation with Susan H. Kamei and actor George Takei. About This Event Kamei and Takei will discuss their books When Can We Go Back … Continue reading George Takei and Susan H. Kamei in Conversation at Asian American Writers’ Workshop Event

“9000 Paper Balloons” Availability Extended Through January 31

9000 Paper Balloons Thursday, November 4 until Monday, January 31 (AVAILABILITY EXTENDED!) Video Available Online Tickets: $10-$50 HERE presents a look at a failed Japanese mission during World War II. The story of the Fu-Go balloon bomb begins streaming on November 4. About 9000 Paper Balloons Inspired by the stranger-than-fiction secret weapons that floated over America during World War II, 9000 Paper Balloons is a … Continue reading “9000 Paper Balloons” Availability Extended Through January 31

Renowned Japanese American Composer to Discuss Internment at Hofstra Event

Memories from an Internment Camp: Paul Chihara, the Japanese American Internment, and His Music Tuesday, February 23 from 4:20 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Virtual Event Admission: Free The Hofstra Asian Studies Program and the Hofstra Cultural Center present a program with Paul Chihara, a renowned Japanese American composer. He will share his childhood memories from an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, and his journey to … Continue reading Renowned Japanese American Composer to Discuss Internment at Hofstra Event

NYDOR to Hold Events Marking the 79th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

New York Day of Remembrance 2021 Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 Online Admission: Free In the Japanese American community, February 19 is the Day of Remembrance, which observes the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. The order paved the way for targeting Japanese Americans as threats to national security and gave the U.S. military the right … Continue reading NYDOR to Hold Events Marking the 79th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066