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Effects of the Vietnam War, new book finds no easy answers

Effects of the Vietnam War, new book finds no easy answers

Chizu Omori August 10, 2017 0

In Paisley Rekdal’s book 'The Broken Country: On Trauma, A Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam,' the broken country referred to is presumably Vietnam, the country the United States fought for many years.

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A ‘video poem’ capturing the experience of Japanese incarceration

A ‘video poem’ capturing the experience of Japanese incarceration

Chizu Omori July 25, 2017 0

“When Rabbit Left the Moon,” a 14-minute film by filmmaker, Emiko Omori, will be featured at the Wing Luke Museum on Thursday, August 3 in the Tateuchi Story Theatre. It will be screened as

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<em>Gasa Gasa Girl</em> is an insightful read

Gasa Gasa Girl is an insightful read

Chizu Omori September 16, 2016 0

  Anybody who has experienced a trauma like being incarcerated for a lengthy time for no reason other than ancestry will carry wounds for a long time, maybe for a lifetime. For Japanese Americans

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‘Hoshida Family Story’ paints complex picture of WWII incarceration

‘Hoshida Family Story’ paints complex picture of WWII incarceration

Chizu Omori August 8, 2016 0

Here is another story about how America’s policy of imprisoning Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII affected one family. As we accumulate these stories, we are getting a deeper, more complex picture of the

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Luis Valdez calls Valley of the Heart a ‘Kabuki Corrido’

Luis Valdez calls Valley of the Heart a ‘Kabuki Corrido’

Chizu Omori May 6, 2016 0

“I have been thinking about this subject for a long time,” said Luis Valdez in a phone conversation. Valdez, who is a world renowned playwright and writer, was referring to his new play, Valley

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Bernice Bing’s restless explorations broaden our understanding

Bernice Bing’s restless explorations broaden our understanding

Chizu Omori March 15, 2016 0

A new documentary, The Worlds of Bernice Bing, depicting the life and works of a Chinese American artist who lived during some of the most tumultuous times in the history of San Francisco has

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‘Infamy’ does not pull its punches in telling tale of incarceration

‘Infamy’ does not pull its punches in telling tale of incarceration

Chizu Omori August 30, 2015 0

Journalist Richard Reeves's writing hits close to home in his non-fiction work about Japanese internment during World War II. This review is part of the 2015 Pacific Reader presented by the International Examiner.

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‘When Love Overcame Hate’—A history of America’s race relations in one union

‘When Love Overcame Hate’—A history of America’s race relations in one union

Chizu Omori August 12, 2015 0

Playing one night only at Trinity Parish Church

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‘Citizen 13660’ an illustrated look into life in concentration camps

‘Citizen 13660’ an illustrated look into life in concentration camps

Chizu Omori December 17, 2014 0

A look at the book by Mine Okubo

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An artist’s homage to her parents’ internment during World War II

An artist’s homage to her parents’ internment during World War II

Chizu Omori August 25, 2014 0

Tag Project at Bellevue Art Museum

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