Japantown news

Long-awaited project in San Jose’s Japantown finally gets started , San Jose Mercury News

January 31, 2019

It’s not often that a ceremonial groundbreaking evokes a lot of emotion, but Thursday’s event was the exception. So many people — from Japantown community leaders to generations of elected officials — have worked over the years on the project at the former city Corporation Yard.

San Jose Obon Festival honors memory of Japanese ancestors , San Jose Mercury News

July 14, 2018

SAN JOSE — The familiar sights and sounds drifted through Japantown on Saturday as they do every summer: fresh sushi and teriyaki. Japanese folk music. The rumble of drums and the chatter of curious children.

Opinion | How the Supreme Court Replaced One Injustice With Another

July 1, 2018

My father, Fred Korematsu, would have been upset that the court overturned his case only to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.

#HOPE4KAPIL Donor Campaign

June 23, 2018

Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry needs help finding a stem cell donor for Kapil. Watch the video to learn more about the #HOPE4KAPIL campaign. Japantown has hosted several donor recruitment events.

I Was Detained in a U.S. Internment Camp.

June 23, 2018

Here's why America's current tragedies have the same causes.

Japanese-Americans imprisoned at Texas internment camp in 1940s watch border crisis unfold with heavy hearts

June 23, 2018

For Japanese-Americans who were held at a South Texas internment camp, the trauma inflicted on migrant children who have been separated from their parents is all too familiar.

The changing face of San Jose’s Japantown , Bay Area News Group

February 11, 2018

A half century ago, Roy Hirabayashi remembers how in Japantown you could “walk down the middle of the street blindfolded and not worry about being hit by a car.” Now, not so much.

Images of America - San Jose Japantown , NBC Bay Area

August 21, 2017

Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa: Jim Nagareda, author of "Images of America: San Jose Japantown," talks about how the historic neighborhood stood the test of time and got to where it is today. The Nagareda family has owned businesses in the area since the 1960's. (Published Monday, Aug 21, 2017)

Japanese American Museum of San Jose , NBC Bay Area

August 21, 2017

Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa: Celebrating 30 years, JAMsj showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American History.

The Injustice of Japanese-American Internment Camps Resonates Strongly to This Day , Smithsonian Magazine

January 1, 2017

During WWII, 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forced into camps, a government action that still haunts victims and their descendants.