NVC Newsletter

January 2010, Volume 60, Issue 1

NVC Appreciation Luncheon Honors Nisei

The 36th Annual Nisei Appreciation Luncheon was a successful event again this year. The weather was beautiful (no rain!) and we served 150 guests, including 29 residents from Wysteria and Kawabe House. A special thank you to Shina Kashino, Mistress of Ceremonies, and our entertainment line-up.


NVC Children’s Christmas Party Brings Joy

The faces of all the smiling kids who attended this year’s Christmas party tell the whole story. A special thank you to the parents who brought their kids, nephews, nieces and friends to attend this very special event.

Councilmember Jan Drago Presented NVC Commander’s Award

A contingent of NVC members attended the Retirement Ceremony of Councilmembers Jan Drago and Richard McIver at City Hall. Councilmember Drago is retiring after 16 years of service to the city of Seattle and Councilmember McIver, after 13 years.

Sam Mitsui Speaks at the 364th Expeditionary Command at Fort Lawton

“Bridging the Gap of Misunderstanding through the Celebration of Cultural Diversity” is the central theme of all the Equal Opportunity ultural and Ethnic presentations sponsored by the Equal Opportunity Office at 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Fort Lawton, Seattle...

Epilogue: Meeting Capt. Byrnes and I Company

Reprint from Rafu Shimpo - I too was very impressed with Captain Byrnes since I was assigned to his company (I Co) as the forward observer for the Lost Battalion battle. Having been awarded a battlefield commission just 2 week earlier, I was called (well into the night)...

A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America

Reprint from JAVA - During the course of a return visit with members of the Japanese American Veterans Association in Washington, D.C. on November 9, 2009, Greg Robinson discussed his recently published book, "A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America"...

Federal Funding Secured for NVC Foundation Memorial

Just before the holidays, I received the good news that I was successful in securing $200,000 in federal funding for the NVC Foundation (NVCF). This funding will bring the NVCF closer to acquiring the land next to the historic NVC Memorial Hall...


Asian American documentary Filmmaker, Tadashi “Tad” Nakamura will premiere two of his films in Seattle on February 6th, 2010, at the NVC Memorial Hall from 7-9:30 PM.

NVC Japanese American Memorial Wall Update

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on our progress to raise $1.2 million to build the NVC Japanese American Memorial Wall and to again thank those who have already made a brick donation.