- An online campaign by Japanese-Americans helped stop the auction of nearly 450 arts and crafts objects created by Japanese-Americans in internment camps during WWII. More than 6,000 people signed a petition organized by the Japanese American Citizens League and other advocacy groups on various social media.
By Dean Raffaelli
• Japan is a benevolent country. Its people are friendly and generous. So helpful, that I feel guilty about being in their country and being inept at the Japanese language. As much as this lack of language skill is a determent to navigating the various complexities and even the simplicities, what is worse is that it puts my host at a decided disadvantage. Once I have entered into a conversation that I sense will go nowhere, most Japanese are committed to see my request through whether they understand it or not.
our (food) heritage
By Robert Kumaki
• Most people who know me well know that I’m more
than a bit obsessed about food. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns,
I’ve traveled all over the world and sampled food from the ranks of Michelin-starred
haute cuisine to questionable street cart vendors. However, one of my
new life goals is to spread the gospel and re-claim our food heritage
by formally promoting a cuisine I’m dubbing JASHOKU or Japanese American
|By Calvin Manshio|