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February 2020, Volume 70, Issue 2

"Children of the Camps" Evokes Traumatic Memories

On Saturday, January 25, over 50 people came to see one of two showings of “Children of the Camps” a documentary film by Satsuki Ina that captures the experiences of six Japanese Americans who were removed from their homes and confined as innocent children in mass detention camps by the U.S. government during WWII. The film vividly portrays their personal journey to heal the deep wounds suffered from this traumatic experience.


NVC and NVC Foundation Installation Banquet on March 21

On behalf of the Nisei Veterans Committee and Foundation, you are cordially invited to attend the 75th annual Nisei Veterans Committee and NVC Foundation Installation. Our ceremony will be a luncheon at the Rainier Golf and Country Club on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Please click to learn more.

JAVA Scholarship Applications Due by March 25

The Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) announces its annual scholarship award program for 2020.   The scholarships will benefit a range of graduating high school seniors, advanced undergraduate students, and post graduate and professional education students.

The 5th Avenue Theatre Presents "Baseball Saved Us"

The 5th Avenue Theatre Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company proudly presents Baseball Saved Us. Based on the award-winning children’s book by Seattle author Ken Mochizuki. This is a free performance suitable for both children and adults. Please join us for the performance of Baseball Saved Us

Installation Banquet Keynote Speaker: Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D.

Dr. Mitchell T. Maki is the President and CEO of Go For Broke National Education Center, a non-profit organization committed to maintaining and contemporarily applying the legacy of the World War II Nisei veterans. We welcome Dr. Maki as our Installation Banquet keynote speaker on Saturday, March 21st.

Author and Screenwriter visit NVC

Author Jamie Ford, who wrote the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, visited the NVC Memorial Hall during the January 3rd Nisei Luncheon.  He was joined by a young screenwriter, Chloe Hung, who is tasked with writing a script to translate the book to the silver screen. The two came to Seattle to meet the people who experienced the curfew, removal, and incarceration of the Issei and Nisei.