NVC Newsletter

March 2016, Volume 66, Issue 3

2016 Day of Remembrance

On February 18th, 2016, the Washington State House of Representatives again held their "Day Of Remembrance" in the House Chambers of the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington.  The Day of Remembrance is observed on or around February 19th, the date President Roosevelt authorized the incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans by signing Executive Order 9066 in 1942.


Speaker Series: Judy Kusakabe

Judy Kusakabe stands surrounded by pictures, articles and artifacts of the Japanese American experience. Judy begins her talk by explaining her unique background that brought her to be an NVC speaker.  Through experiences of her family and friends, Judy paints a detailed picture of life for Japanese Americans during World War II.

At Garfield High School, These Walls Can Talk

Bill Kossen is a volunteer for the Garfield High School Bulldogs Walls of Fame and a NVC Foundation member.  Bill writes about the Wall of Fame that honors the excellent student-athletes, coaches and teams that competed at Garfield High School from when it opened in the 1920s to present.  NVC founder Shiro Kashino was one of them.

Unsettled~Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hotel

On Monday, February 22, 2016, for the 74th anniversary of the Day of Remembrance commemorating Japanese American incarceration during World War II, the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) unveiled its first permanent exhibit: Unsettled~Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hotel.

NVC Foundation Scholarship Recipients

NVCF Scholarship Program Announcement - Congratulations to the four outstanding recipients of this year’s NVCF Scholarship Program.  The scholarships were awarded at the 70th annual NVC Installation Luncheon held on March 19, 2016 at the Rainier Golf and Country Club.

Eligible Nisei WW II Vets sought for France's Highest Award: Order National de la Legion D'Honneur

The French Government is readily accepting nominations by eligible World War II Nisei veterans, who fought on French soil, for the prestigious French Legion of Honor. The Legion of Honor Is the highest decoration bestowed in France...

"My Thoughts on the Nisei Lunch"

The Nisei Lunch Program reports are being submitted by volunteers and guests with their views on becoming involved, their experiences and sharing their personal stories.  Our March Nisei Lunch report is written by Peggy Tanemura. 

Come Join the NVC/NVC Foundation for a Day at Emerald Downs

The NVC/NVC Foundation Day-at-the-Races event includes an optional breakfast at the Quarterchute Café (located in the barn area of Emerald Downs) and an exclusive tour of the barn area conducted by Vicki Potter. Vicki’s father and uncle were members of the NVC.   Join the fun on Sunday, June 5th. 

May Speaker Series: The Lasting Legacy of Frank Shigemura, KIA WWII

SPECIAL SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTATION - Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm, NVC Hall.  This special presentation of the Speaker Series will be about Frank Shigemura, and will be made by a Carleton University professor who is one of many on the Carleton faculty who strives to make sure all students attending this college know this story.