NVC Newsletter

October 2018, Volume 68, Issue 9

Speaker Series: Lori Matsukawa

The 2018-2019 Speaker Series launched with a presentation by Lori Matsukawa, King 5 news anchor and longtime supporter of the Seattle Japanese American community. In 2017, Lori examined the World War II Japanese American incarceration experience through a multipart series titled "Prisoners in Their Own Land" which aired on King 5 the week of the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. Lori shared parts of this special as well as her experience creating the series.


Seattle Channel shows Shane Sato Photo Shoot of Nisei Vets

Photographer Shane Sato has been capturing images of Japanese American World War II veterans for more than 20 years.  Seattle Channel videographer/producer Randy Eng captured Sato as he photographed Seattle-area Nisei vets for his book, The Go for Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage.

NVC Foundation Scholarship Program - Applications Available NOW!

The NVC Foundation Scholarship Program awards up to four scholarships each year. The first is the NVC/WAC Scholarship.  This honors the Nisei Veterans Committee and the Women’s Auxiliary Committee.  Up to three scholarships are awarded to honor Shiro Kashino, a highly decorated member of the 442nd RCT, the 2nd Commander of the NVC and an active community leader.

NVC at Japan Week at Bellevue College

Japan Week is a Japanese festival “Matsuri,” dedicated to celebrating Japan’s rich culture and history. The Nisei Veterans Committee along with the NVC Foundation joined in on the final day of fun on Saturday, Oct 6th at Bellevue College. With a fun day of games, music, workshops, activities, and Flea Market full of authentic Japanese gifts...

Mukai Farm & Garden Welcomes Neighbors at first Vashon Japan Festival 2018

Like traditional Japanese street fairs, Vashon Japan Festival featured activities for all ages on September 22, including: Taiko drummers, Matsuri Odori dancers, Sake, Japanese beer garden, mochi pounding demonstrations, and exhibitor’s booths. 

Story of a WAC in the MIS: Miwako Yanamoto

Miwako Yanamoto was born in Los Angeles and raised in Boyle Heights and Little Tokyo prior to WW II and attended Virgil Junior High, Belmont High School and Los Angeles Community College before being removed and incarcerated at a camp in Poston, Arizona.

Contested Histories Comes to Seattle Nov 24-25

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will bring its pop-up display of the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection, which was saved from the auction block in 2015 through the efforts of Japanese American community leaders and activists, to NVC Hall in Seattle. The display will be free and open to the public on November 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.