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Ruth Asawa Postage Stamps

Have you ever seen a stamp commemorating the contributions of Japanese Americans to the United States? Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was a Nisei sculptor. Best known for her intricate wirework, she learned her craft in the Rohwer internment camp, Arkansas. Her stamps, which were released on Aug. 13, are available in sheets of twenty ($11). Each sheet shows ten sculptures.

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The North American Post is a community newspaper that celebrates Japanese culture in the Greater Seattle area. Founded by 1st generation Japanese-Americans in 1902, the publication is one of the oldest minority-owned newspapers in the region. Today, with bilingual articles in English and Japanese, the publication connects readers with diverse cultural backgrounds to Seattle’s Japanese community. Our articles include local news, event calendars, restaurant reviews, Japanese cooking recipes, community interviews, and more.