NVC Newsletter

August 2010, Volume 60, Issue 7

NVC Speakers Series: Kenichi 'Ken' Sato

Ken Sato was the featured speaker at the July 24, 2010 Speaker Series. He was born in Keahua, Maui. During high school, he worked at the Main Pineapple Co. He was in high school when he and fellow students learned that Pearl Harbor had been attacked.


NVC Summer Cookout an Inter-Generational Affair

Some traditions are too good to miss, and the NVC Summer Cookout is one of them! On July 10th, over 200 NVC members, their families and friends attended this annual summer event.

NVC Speaker Series: Tsukasa Namekata, Ph.D.

Dr. Tsukasa Namekata, the featured speaker for the series on June 26, 2010, presented a very different perspective of the WWII years. “My Life in Postwar Japan & New Life in the United States – A Story of One Lucky Survivor” was his topic...

Visit to Bruyeres: July 2010

Commander Keith Yamaguchi reports on his recent trip to France in July. One of the many highlights of their trip was a visit to Bruyeres/Biffontaine in the Vosges region of France. They had the unique opportunity to visit the sights of the many battles that took place during the liberation of the towns of Bruyeres and Biffontaine.

2010 Minidoka Pilgrimage

Lauren Lane, Junior at Holy Names Academy, reports on her pilgrimage to Minidoka with her family. It was a positive and influential experience to travel down to Idaho. It really emphasized the passing on of stories and legacies down to children and grandchildren.

Wreath Laying Ceremony at Korean War Memorial

Washington residents and veterans organizations were invited to a special wreath laying ceremony on Saturday, July 24, 2010 to pay tribute to the Korean War veterans at the Korean War Veterans Memorial, East Capitol Campus in Olympia.

JAVA Offers Complimentary Life Membership to WWII and Korean War Vets

In its recent JAVA Executive Council meeting, the members unanimously agreed to offer Life Membership to interested veterans of the 100th Battalion, 442nd RCT, and the Japanese American Korean War Veterans (JAKWV). The dues for Life Membership are waived...

Our "Iron Lady" Matsue Watanabe Wins Age Group in "Rock 'n Roll Seattle Half Marathon"

Under ideal conditions on Saturday more than 27,000 runners from all 50 states and 23 countries ran from Tukwila to Seattle for the second annual Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Minidoka 2010: Seattle NVC Participation

This year's Minidoka Pilgrimage was held June 23, 24,25 & 26 in Twin Falls, Idaho. As is the case for every Pilgrimage, the final day of the program concludes with a very moving ceremony held at the Minidoka Historic Site...