Asian American History
USC awards honorary degrees, dedicates rock garden to incarcerated Japanese American students of WWII
On April 1, the University of Southern California opened a traditional Japanese rock garden to honor 120 Japanese American students who wer...
President Biden signs bill designating former Japanese incarceration camp in Colorado as historic site
President Biden signed a bill on Friday designating a former World War II Japanese incarceration camp as a national historic site in Colora...
Arcadia Appoints First Japanese American as New Police Chief
Arcadia, a city in California known as a Japanese incarceration site during World War II, has appointed its first Japanese American police c...
Statue of Japanese American Civil Rights Icon Vandalized in Oakland
Amid the Oakland protests occurring over the weekend, the bust of civil rights leader and former city councilmember Frank Hirao Ogawa was de...
11 reasons why quarantine is nothing like when Americans were forced into concentration camps
Amid the country’s stay-at-home orders to contain the mass spread of the coronavirus, several claims from right-wing pundits and polit...
Iconic Activist Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Who Called Out the U.S. Government’s Racism in WWII Dies at 93
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, the Japanese-American political activist who persuaded Congress to approve reparations for her fellow inmates of Worl...
New Museum Reminds The World of Japanese Concentration Camps During WW2
The newly established Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah held its grand opening ceremony this weekend, a testament to the 11,212 Japanese-Americans...
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New WWII Film Proves Hollywood Has Learned NOTHING About Whitewashing
This post has been updated to clarify historical accuracy.
Actor Zach McGowan has been cast in the lead role as Hawaiian native Ben Kanahele...
Disturbing Photos Reveal How the U.S. Treated Japanese-Americans During WWII
Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. rounded up roughly 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry (62% of whom were U.S. citizens...