Author: Megumi Matsuzaki

King County Council to Honor Legacy of Gordon Hirabayashi

By Megumi Matsuzaki, translated by Bruce Rutledge World War II activist Gordon Hirabayashi, who fought against the forced internment

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The Journey

By Frances Taeko (Kaku) Yoshino In 1942, under EO 9066, President Roosevelt ordered all persons of Japanese ancestry to

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From Yotsuya to Shinjyuku 8

By Yukiko Tanaka Shinjuku 3-chōme, south of Kabukichō where Shinjuku-dōri and Meiji-dōri intersect, is among the most crowded spots

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Threads of Remembrance-Sansei Journal by David Yamaguchi

ON APRIL 26, 1942, the congregation of St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish—kittycorner from the Seattle Japanese Language School on S.

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“Behind the Cove” rebuts Academy Award Winning Documentary-Editor’s Note

By Bruce Rutledge When a documentary depicting the annual dolphin hunt in the Japanese whaling town of Taiji was

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Obscura Day Celebrated at Kobo at Higo

Atlas Obscura is a best-selling book at Kobo at Higo, according to co-owner Binko Bisbee. It’s no wonder. The

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Lynnwood Link Light Rail Gets Key Federal Funding

By Bruce Rutledge With traffic congestion growing worse in the Puget Sound, the Lynnwood Link light rail extension got

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Bob Hasegawa Enters Mayor Race

By Bruce Rutledge State Senator Bob Hasegawa announced this week that he is entering Seattle’s mayoral race. Hasegawa, a

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From Yotsuya to Shinjuku 7

By Yukiko Tanaka In preparation for the 2020 Olympics, a rumor has it that some parts of Tokyo may

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State Senator Receives Coveted Imperial Decorations from Japan

On April 29, 2017, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2017 Spring Imperial Decorations. The

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