The Firefly, American Buddhist Study Center, WWII, Kamikaze, Ken Takakura, NYC, Japan, film

Screening of WWII Film “The Firefly” at the American Buddhist Study Center 🗓 🗺

The Firefly Saturday, June 1 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. American Buddhist Study Center Library – 331 Riverside Drive (at 105th Street) Suggested donation: $10/$5 ABSC members The American Buddhist Study Center is hosting a screening of The Firefly, a Japanese film about World War II and remembrance. Starring Japanese film icon Ken Takakura, The Firefly focuses on Kamikaze pilots, the Japanese Special Attack … Continue reading Screening of WWII Film “The Firefly” at the American Buddhist Study Center 🗓 🗺
New York Day of Remembrance, Day of Remembrance, NY DOR, Japanese Americans, WWII, incarceration, concentration camps, Executive Order 9066, Frank Abe, Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga

New York Day of Remembrance 2019 🗓 🗺

New York Day of Remembrance 2019 Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Japanese American United Church – 255 Seventh Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets) Admission: Free Never Again Is Now! A Community Call to Action Forty years ago, the first Day of Remembrance Program was organized in Seattle. They called on the community to gather with this simple yet powerful message: … Continue reading New York Day of Remembrance 2019 🗓 🗺
Isaac Shapiro, Strand, Rare Book Room, NYC, Japan, WWII, Edokko, memoirs

“Edokko” Author Isaac Shapiro to Speak at Strand 🗓 🗺

Isaac Shapiro: Edokko Friday, August 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Strand’s Rare Book Room – 828 Broadway and 12th Street, 3rd Floor Admission: $24 with one signed copy of the book/$15 with gift card In 1926, professional musicians Constantine Shapiro, born in Moscow in 1896 and Lydia Chernetsky (Odessa, 1905) met and married in Berlin, Germany, after their respective families had suffered continuous … Continue reading “Edokko” Author Isaac Shapiro to Speak at Strand 🗓 🗺
The Century Foundation, NYC, Think.Drink.Mingle, Densho, Tom Ikeda, WWII, American policy, immigration, incarceration, NYCLU, Make the Road, NYC Mayor's Office, think tank, Muslim Ban, family separation

Us vs. Them: Interrupting the Cycle of Fear in American Policy 🗓 🗺

Us vs. Them: Interrupting the Cycle of Fear in American Policy Tuesday, July 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Century Foundation – 1 Whitehall Street (between Stone and Bridge Streets), 15th Floor Admission: Free From the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII to Trump-era initiatives such as the Muslim Ban and family separation, American policy has too often framed immigrants, people of color, … Continue reading Us vs. Them: Interrupting the Cycle of Fear in American Policy 🗓 🗺
Roppongi Male Chorus ZIG-ZAG, Carnegie Hall, concert, music, The Last Message, WWII, Japan, NYC, Shigeaki Saegusa, Naoto Otomo, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, UN Singers, peace

Roppongi Male Chorus ZIG-ZAG to Perform “The Last Message” at Carnegie Hall 🗓 🗺

Featured artwork by Hiroshi Senju Roppongi Male Chorus ZIG-ZAG to Perform The Last Message Friday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m. Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall – W. 57th Street and 7th Avenue Admission: $20-$50 Roppongi Male Chorus ZIG-ZAG (ROKUDAN) presents the U.S. Premiere of The Last Message at Carnegie Hall. Written by award-winning Japanese composer Shigeaki Saegusa and performed by Roppongi Male … Continue reading Roppongi Male Chorus ZIG-ZAG to Perform “The Last Message” at Carnegie Hall 🗓 🗺