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Back row, from left: SFVJACC board members Patty Takayama, Nancy Gohata, Nancy Takayama, Doreen Kawamoto, Marian Shigekuni, Nancy Oda, Barbara Okita, Sumi Yamaguchi Geri Shiraki, Phil Shigekuni. Front row, from left: speakers Stephanie Nitahara, traci ishigo, Ellen Kameya, Eric Arimoto, riKu Matsuda, Harold Kameya.


An LGBTQ Forum for Everyone

Over 40 community members gathered for “Nikkei Intersections: …

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‘Nisei Serenade’ Returns to Torrance on April 26

TORRANCE — “Nisei Serenade,” a nostalgic musical show featuring Japanese …


Swaying with the Sakura

The East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center and the …


Stepping in Time

Kathy Sadamitsu (left) leads an exercise class on April 5 …

Lois Morishita and Tomio Muranaka, who were both internees at Santa Anita, ride the tram to tour the stables. (GWEN MURANAKA/Rafu Shimpo)

Emotional Return to Santa Anita

By GWEN MURANAKA, Rafu English Editor in Chief


Brothers in Arms

Veterans from the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team …

At an April 1 press conference, held on the steps of the Inyo County Courthouse in Independence, stakeholders called on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors to protect the Owens Valley from large-scale, industrial renewable energy development. From left: Alan Bacock, Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley; Mary Roper, president, Owens Valley Committee; Bruce Embrey, co-chair, Manzanar Committee; Meredith Hackleman, Los Angeles community/environmental activist.

Inyo Vote on Energy Plan Met with Caution

INDEPENDENCE — On April 4, a broad array of groups working …

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Dodgertown Comes to J-Town

By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer
Two major figures from L.A. …

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Ebina on Stage This Weekend

Kenichi Ebina, winner of Season 8 of the popular television …

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Death Class’ by Erika Hayasaki

By MIA NAKAJI MONNIER, Rafu Staff Writer
At The Rafu Shimpo, …


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