Category: Community

Fun Things to do This Weekend: March 14-16, 2014

Forecasters predict sunny weather throughout the state this weekend! Enjoy the wonderful weather outside with these 8 fun weekend events: Northern California: After-Hours Pi-Day Celebration at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Friday, March 14; 6:30-8:00pm The Whole Body Fitness Expo at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Saturday, March 15; 10:00am-4:00pm Hit & Run 5K race […]

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Throwback Thursday: Remembering the Sounds of the Little Tokyo Atomic Cafe

Do you remember the sounds of the Atomic and Troy Cafés? Long before the days of the Señor Fish Mexican food joint on the corner of First and Alameda in Little Tokyo stood two landmark establishments, a late-night noodle house/punk rock hangout and a young Chicano artist gathering spot. On Saturday, February 22, Atomic Nancy of […]

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February 19, 1942: A Day to Remember

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, giving military permission to incarcerate over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and forcibly move them to crudely built relocation camps in California, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Arkansas, Idaho, and Utah. Each  year, Day of Remembrance (also referred to as DOR) events are held to […]

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A Japanese New Year’s Performance in DTLA

Kotohajime is a Japanese phrase for “the beginning of things.” It is also the name of the annual Japanese cultural performance put on by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) to welcome in the new year. This year they will be celebrating the zodiac Year of the Horse with traditional Japanese dance, music, and archery. […]

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Nisei Week: August 10 – 18

The 73rd Annual Nisei Week Japanese-American Festival kicked off on July 14, with the Opening Ceremonies held at the Japanese American National Museum.  This week-long summer festival takes place in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles and celebrates Japanese-American culture.  Although the Opening Ceremonies marked the official start of Nisei Week, the majority of the […]

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