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March 2021, Volume 71, Issue 3

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Remembering Rian Kazuo Ebesugawa

Chris Sketchley pays tribute in memory of Rian Ebesugawa - NVC Memorial Hall docent. Rian was a big help to the NVC and NVC Foundation in so many ways. He loved giving tours through the hall. Rian was a King County DA, and his skills were invaluable in putting the museum together. If I could not find information on a display piece or the display was missing something, he would find it.


Yonsei Supports Normandy French Resistance Monument Creation

...My grandmother, Monica Sone, was born and raised in Seattle.  It was Monica who wrote one of the only books (Nisei Daughter) about growing up Nisei in Seattle during the 1920’s and 30’s time period...

ESSAY: Katherine (Miye) Dittmann

NVCF Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship recipient Katherine Dittmann is the daughter of Susan and Norman Dittmann and the granddaughter of past Commander Tom Kometani and Janet Kometani. She has attended WSU and Everett Community College and has been accepted into the Doctor of Nursing Program at the University of Hawaii. Here is her essay.

ESSAY: Lea Hidaka

NVC/WAC Scholarship recipient Lea Hidaka is the daughter of Dina Jeppesen and Mark Hidaka. Lea attends Mercer Island High School. Here is her essay.

ESSAY: Mari Kamemoto

NVCF Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship recipient Mari Kamemoto is the daughter of Audrey and Derek Kamemoto.  She will be graduating from Bishop Blanchet High School this spring. Here is her essay.

Takeko "Tak" Todo Remembrance

In remembrance of Takeko "Tak" Todo born in Seattle, Washington on April 2, 1927 and passed away on February 18, 2021 at the age of 93. The family would like to thank you for your love and for reading her story. We ask that you continue to learn and share the story of Japanese Americans who take great pride in being an American.

JAVA Scholarships: Continuing the Legacy of World War II Nisei Military Service

The Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) announces its annual scholarship award program for 2021. The scholarships will benefit a range of graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and post-graduate and professional education students. Learn more about application instructions, forms and other details.