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Masahiro Sugano’s ‘Perpetual Irrelevance’ shows the off-screen labor of a meticulous filmmaker

Masahiro Sugano’s ‘Perpetual Irrelevance’ shows the off-screen labor of a meticulous filmmaker

Tamiko Nimura August 3, 2017 0

After the editing rooms, outside the theaters—even off-screen—what does a filmmaker’s work look like? Masahiro Sugano’s show, 'Perpetual Irrelevance,' is a vivid attempt to answer that question. It’s on display now at Feast Arts

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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up: A gift for young readers and young activists

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up: A gift for young readers and young activists

Tamiko Nimura June 13, 2017 0

In our time of artistic and political resistance, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, with illustrations by Yutaka Houlette, is a rare gift for young readers and parents of young

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<em>Filled With Grace</em> opens with vibrant symposium

Filled With Grace opens with vibrant symposium

Tamiko Nimura March 5, 2017 0

At the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Filled With Grace: Japanese Americans in the South Sound opened on February 4 with a vibrant symposium open to the public. There were Japanese cultural celebrations

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Chris Higashi reflects on a life in books, her next chapter

Chris Higashi reflects on a life in books, her next chapter

Tamiko Nimura December 26, 2016 0

Seven months after retiring from the Seattle Public Library, Chris Higashi is still getting mail there. “Two cards just came in,” she says over coffee at Amandine in Capitol Hill. People are still sending

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Recent picture books fit for the young, or young-at-heart

Recent picture books fit for the young, or young-at-heart

Tamiko Nimura December 24, 2016 0

If your young reader wants to experience the wonder of a first snow, explore lands beyond oceans, meet other avid readers, see “The Little Mermaid” anew, or simply tuck their favorite animals into bed,

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‘Community is Everything’—The CultureShock Collective Opens ‘High Blood’ Art Exhibit In Tacoma

‘Community is Everything’—The CultureShock Collective Opens ‘High Blood’ Art Exhibit In Tacoma

Tamiko Nimura November 28, 2016 0

On November 17, over 100 people were milling through the recently opened Spaceworks Gallery in downtown Tacoma. Considering Tacoma’s vibrant arts scene, this might not be an especially surprising sight. But this event felt

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“Sensei-tional 3” celebration honors retirement of three Asian American Studies professors

“Sensei-tional 3” celebration honors retirement of three Asian American Studies professors

Tamiko Nimura September 30, 2016 0

With a great deal of laughter and a few tears, more than 200 people gathered at Seattle’s Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church on August 27. They came to help the Nikkei community celebrate three

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Against Forgetting Nagasaki and Nuclear War: An Interview with Susan Southard

Against Forgetting Nagasaki and Nuclear War: An Interview with Susan Southard

Tamiko Nimura August 4, 2016 0

In an election year when United States presidential candidates discuss “access to the nuclear codes,” it’s crucial to fight against historical amnesia and to remember the human cost of nuclear war. Anyone needing an

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Hunt Hotel exhibit demonstrates resilience of Japanese Americans

Hunt Hotel exhibit demonstrates resilience of Japanese Americans

Tamiko Nimura June 16, 2016 0

The judo training room at 1414 South Weller Street is filled with blue mats, many windows, wood floors. But a section of flooring is different from the rest. A sink stood there once, volunteer

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June Sekiguchi—Breaking boundaries, finding connections

June Sekiguchi—Breaking boundaries, finding connections

Tamiko Nimura March 16, 2016 0

As if by instinct, the first piece that artist June Sekiguchi shows me is the right metaphor for the larger context of her artwork. “Reverberations: The Life of Yuri Kochiyama” was part of a

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