February 2010, Volume 60, Issue 2
Judging by the comments and emails that have been received regarding the recent Mochi Tsuki held at the Seattle Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall, I think it is apparent this may become an annual event. The mochi making was a great learning experience for many of us that have enjoyed mochi, but never observed or had the opportunity to participate in the mochi making process.
The YoGos hosted their premiere event with great success. The event, “Inspiring Community Through Film, A Night with Tadashi Nakamura – Asian American Filmmaker,” welcomed approximately 200 attendees at NVC Memorial Hall...
At the January 29th general meeting of the NVC, Mr. Sat Ichikawa presented a power point slide show on his creation, “The Minidoka Story”, an attractive picture/story book that he illustrated and authored.
...the 34th Division returned to Ft. Lewis from their nine month deployment to Iraq. Just prior to their deployment, 34th Division Commander Major General Nash and Staff met with NVC members to acknowledge the historic connection between the 34th Division and the 442nd RCT...
The NVC Speakers Series featured Mary Woodward, author of the book, In Defense Of Our Neighbors, speaking of her parents, Walt and Milly Woodward. Moderator, Ken Mochizuki, introduced Mary to the audience by recounting some early meetings with the impressive and irascible Walt on Bainbridge Island.
February 19th of each year is recognized as the Day of Remembrance in which Executive Order 9066 was signed on this day in 1943 and resulted in the forced removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans to concentration camps...
The NVC Foundation recently donated three houses to the Seattle Fire Department to use for training. The houses were used for “destructive training” where firefighters...
Bricks for the Japanese American Memorial Wall are selling much quicker than we anticipated and there are now less than 1,000 bricks still available in the first phase that will be completed this year.
The Japanese American Veterans Association’s Memorial Scholarship Program for 2010 will award six scholarships $l,500 each. To be eligible, the entrant should be a graduating high school student in 2010.
Please be aware of recent incidents of car prowls that have taken place in the vicinity of the NVC Memorial Hall. Windows have been broken and a laptop computer and martial arts gear have been stolen.