NVC Newsletter

January 2019, Volume 69, Issue 1

Speaker Series: Sharon Tomiko Santos and Bob Hasegawa

Our December Speaker Series guest speakers were State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (37th District) and State Senator Bob Hasegawa (11th District).  Both Sharon and Bob were motivated to enter the world of politics from sharing a strong desire to be community involved and a social conscience to do the right thing.


NVC “Pop-Up” Event: Sharing the Legacy - History for Today

Have you ever heard of a pop-up museum? Well, it describes an event that brings people together to share stories through conversation around a theme. Here at the NVC, our theme will be "Sharing the Legacy – History for Today", in a tribute to the history and significance of the Nisei Veterans Hall.

Day of Remembrance at the Washington State Legislature on February 20

This year, the Washington State House and Senate will be observing the Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, February 20th, at 10:00 AM. Please arrive at the South House Gallery by 9:45 AM at the latest...

Tosh Tokunaga Honored with USO Brick

On 28 December 2018, Tosh Tokunaga gathered with friends and family at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as the Nisei Veterans Committee honored Tosh with a brick mounted at the SeaTac USO.  Tosh is a Nisei Veteran who served in the 17th and 82nd Airborne Divisions during WWII.

A Salute to the One Puka Puka

This article was first posted on April 21, 2011 and is reprinted with permission from the website of the Sons & Daughters of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.  That is the heart-warming “Cinderella story” of the original 100th Infantry Battalion (separate), proudly identified by the men of the 100th as “The One Puka Puka.”

"For the Sake of the Children"

Some memories are too painful to remember. Some memories are too important to forget.  A new documentary film, For the Sake of the Children, explores the impacts of Japanese American incarceration on detainees and their descendants.  The public is invited to participate in a screening and panel discussion on the following dates and locations...