NVC Newsletter

February 2010, Volume 60, Issue 2

Mochi Tsuki 2010

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.


YoGo - Giving Back to the Community

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...

Sat Ichikawa Presents "The Minidoka Story" to NVC

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.

Return Visit from the 34th "Red Bull" Division

...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...

NVC Speakers Series: Mary Woodward

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.

A Day of ACTION for The Day of Remembrance

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...

NVC Foundation Donates Houses for Firefighters Training

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...

NVC Japanese American Memorial Wall Update

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.

JAVA Scholarship Applications Available

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.

- - - CRIME ALERT! - - -

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.