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May 2019, Volume 69, Issue 5

Major General Sueyoshi Sends Letter of Appreciation to NVC

At the April NVC meeting, the Nisei Veterans Committee was recognized and thanked by Major General Hiroaki Sueyoshi, through Lieutenant Colonel Fumio Takagi, the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Liaison Officer at I Corps.  LTC Takagi on behalf of MG Sueyoshi the Director of Operation Support and Training Department for the JGSDF, presented a letter of appreciation to the NVC.


Issei & Nisei: Our Greatest Generations

The Seattle NVC is undertaking a new project that will include the construction of a rock memorial at the NVC Memorial Hall.  This project is an acknowledgement of the Issei and Nisei contributions to the generations that followed and to society in general.

Bob Miyamoto & Admiral Richardson

Bob Miyamoto had the honor of hosting a visit by the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Richardson, last week when he visited Bob’s laboratory: Applied Physics Laboratory/University of Washington.

Podcast Bridges JA Incarceration History and DACA

CHAPTERS is a five-part Creative + Cultural Podcast series dedicated to stories surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and incarceration of Japanese-Americans.  The program also parallels a narrative thread through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Keiro NW Announces Closure of Programs

After examining several alternatives, the Board of Directors of Keiro NW has made the difficult decision to phase out and shut down several of its programs, including the Keiro Rehab & Care Center (i.e. the skilled nursing facility)...

LEGACY ESSAY: Alexa Yamane

Alexa Yamane is a 2019 recipient of the NVCF Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship.  She is the daughter of Daisy and Craig Yamane and the granddaughter of Charlotte and NVC Member George Yamane.  Here is her essay on the Nisei Veterans Legacy. 

LEGACY ESSAY: Ren Watanabe

Ren Watanabe is a 2019 recipient of the NVCF Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship. She is the daughter of Carol Anne Yamamoto and Dale Watanabe.  She is the granddaughter of Matsue and NVC member Sam Watanabe.  Here is her essay on the Nisei Veterans Legacy.

LEGACY ESSAY: Jeremy Miyake

Jeremy Miyake is a 2019 recipient of the NVCF Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship.  He is the son of Brenda and Bruce Miyake and the grandson of NVC Member George Hampton Miyake.  Here is his essay on the Nisei Veterans Legacy.

Join NVC Foundation at a Day at Emerald Downs on June 16, 2019

The NVC Foundation Day at the Races will be held on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019.  The Day at the Races has been a very popular event in the past and will likely sell out again for this year.  Space is limited so sign up early. 

NVC Annual Golf Tournament on August 19

The Annual NVC Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019, starting at 9:00 AM at the Foster Golf Links in Tukwila, WA.  Please note, this tournament is open to all NVC and NVC Foundation members, their family, and friends!