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<em>Uprooted: The Japanese Experience During WWII</em> a must read

Uprooted: The Japanese Experience During WWII a must read

Ken Mochizuki December 8, 2016 0

Many Americans of Japanese descent—or those assumed to be—will be asked during their lifetimes: “Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?” That the book, Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II, answers

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‘Beacon Hill Boys’ continues to inspire after 30 years

‘Beacon Hill Boys’ continues to inspire after 30 years

Ken Mochizuki September 18, 2015 0

Ken Mochizuki looks back 30 years

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‘Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers’—Graphic novel preserves stories for future audiences

‘Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers’—Graphic novel preserves stories for future audiences

Ken Mochizuki September 11, 2015 0

The book release signing and program for Fighting For America: Nisei Soldiers takes place on September 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall

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Mori’s ‘Yokohama, California’ was ahead of its time

Mori’s ‘Yokohama, California’ was ahead of its time

Ken Mochizuki August 28, 2015 0

Short stories show the life of fictional pre- and post-war Japanese Americans in this collection by Toshio Mori. This review is part of the 2015 Pacific Reader presented by the International Examiner

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Column: IE provides the only and the other

Column: IE provides the only and the other

Ken Mochizuki May 13, 2014 0

The technology has changed but the mission is the same

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A Cold Wind From Idaho

Ken Mochizuki October 6, 2010 Comments Off on A Cold Wind From Idaho

Incarcerated at the Minidoka concentration camp, a former teacher turned poet shares not only the experience of internment, but its devastating and evolving legacy today

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Boxing With Words in a “Young Adult” Ring

Ken Mochizuki June 16, 2010 Comments Off on Boxing With Words in a “Young Adult” Ring

Among the requirements of the “Young Adult” – or “YA” – category of “juvenile literature” are that there be an older teenage protagonist; and that sex, drug use and language be strictly limited. So,

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Victory Party: ‘They were not wrong, they were right’

Ken Mochizuki August 15, 1988 0

Last week, Seattle’s Asian community and civil liberties groups witnessed a movement in history. Nearly all those involved in the seven-year struggle to vindicate three Japanese American men who challenged government internment orders during

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Artist Val Laigo ‘To paint involves a commitment’

Ken Mochizuki March 15, 1987 0

From the outside, Val Laigo’s house in south Beacon Hill looks like an artist’s home. It is painted in horizontal stripes of light tan, blue, red, maroon, green—“all the colors in the Sears

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State of the art
‘People have a gift of looking, but not everybody has the gift of seeing’

Ken Mochizuki April 15, 1986 0

The bark of a fallen tree looms like mountain ranges and bottomless canyons, with a bridge crossing one foreboding crevasse.

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