December 2020, Volume 70, Issue 11
A special version of the Nisei Lunch was held on December 4. It was a continuation of the lunch program started in March of 2015. The Nisei Lunch has always been held on the first Friday of each month and provided a hot meal -- and more importantly a gathering place for old friends to visit and “catch up” on the latest news. Obviously, because of restrictions on group events during the pandemic, we have been forced to change the format a bit, so we offered a pickup or delivery option to our lunch program twice during the pandemic.
The Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the first annual Colonel Jimmie Kanaya Scholarship Award for $3,000. This scholarship will be granted to a high school senior pursuing higher education at a community college, technical college, or four-year university. All applications and transcripts must be received by mail and be postmarked on or before March 1, 2021.
The NVC Foundation Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications! All scholarships are open to both high school seniors and college students. The NVC/WAC Scholarship is for $3,000. In addition, several Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarships are awarded. All applications, letters of recommendation and transcripts must be received on or before February 1, 2021.
Yoshiro Philip Hayasaka, known as Philip, was born in Seattle, Washington on June 2, 1926 to parents Harry Motosuke and Teru Suda Hayasaka. Phil passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. Philip grew up with his family on North Beacon Hill in a rental house, attending Beacon Hill Elementary, and later, Franklin High School, in an environment hostile to Japanese, both in sentiment and in Federal and State laws.
Japan-America Society and NVC present Beyond Reconciliation: Celebrate Japan-US Alliance and Honor Nisei Veterans a virtual event on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 from noon to 1:30 pm PT. Today, Japan and the US have progressed beyond reconciliation to become the closest of allies.