The Day of Remembrance

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The board president of Idaho Japanese Association was invited to participate the Day of Remembrance at the Statehouse. Governor Brad Little and JACL president Maki Jackson also serves IJA secretary spoke during this event. This year marks the 78th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. The first DOR in Idaho was held in 2002 and is […]

Announcing the December 2019 Kakehashi Application!

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2017-2018 JACL trip

Applications Open September 5, 2019 Deadline: September 22, 2019, 11:59 PM Hawaiian Standard Time Up to 92 participants will be selected to participate in this year’s JACL Kakehashi Program, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Minidoka National Historic Site:  Visitor Center Soft Opening

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By Gail Chandler Hawkins The Minidoka National Historic Site held a soft opening for its new Visitor Center on July 7, 2019, on the same weekend as the annual Minidoka Pilgrimage.  Close to 500 attended, travelling from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, and as far away as Washington, D.C.  The dedication ceremony was a culmination […]

Bamboo and Barbed Wire

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Bamboo and Barbed Wire Friday, April 12th 7:00 p.m. Egyptian Theatre Boise, Idaho Bamboo and Barbed Wire (http://www.bambooandbarbedwire.com/) is the latest documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Karen Day (https://www.karenday.net/bio.html). Over the past three years, Karen has donated her time and skills to document the stories of those interned at Minidoka – interviewing remaining survivors, their families, […]