Bridging Communities Program

The goal of the Bridging Communities Program is to create awareness, dialogue and ultimately activism from Japanese American and Muslim American youth through a series of interactive sessions including topics such as: identity, culture, religion, civil rights, community history, advocacy, and community service.” For info or applications please call Jessica Kyo at (415) 921-5225. Applications…

$20 A Day in Japantown Video Project

Since 2007, NJAHS Summer Interns (“Ninterns”) have created under the tutelage of film maker Lina Hoshino video sorts promoting visitorship to Japantown and patronage of the community’s merchants. This project has been made possible by grants from te San Francisco Japantown Foundation. Enjoy!

Senate Passes Bill to Honor Japanese American Veterans of World War II

100th, 442nd, MIS Would Receive Congressional Gold Medal The United States Senate unanimously approved S.B. 1055, legislation introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Companion legislation was introduced in the House by…

NJAHS Awarded by the Foreign Ministry of Japan!!!

It is a great honor to announce that we, NJAHS, were awarded the Conferment of the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for 2010. The reception was held on Monday, December 6 at the Consul General’s Residence. The certificate was presented to NJAHS Board Member, Marvin Uratsu, and Executive Director, Rosalyn Tonai, by the Honorable Hiroshi Inomata, Consulate General of Japan…

Congressional Gold Medal Bill Receives 69 Sponsors!

Congr. Schiff– CA (HR347) , and Sen. Boxer– CA (with Inouye, Akaka & Feinstein) introduced S 1055 to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 100th Battalion/442nd RCT. Boxer will amend the bill to add the MIS, thus awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 100thBn/442nd RCT/MIS! The bill has received 69 Senate sponsors, 2 more than…