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Jamie Hagiya speaks on behalf of Natalie Nakase and Wat Misaka at the Japanese American Museum's 2014 gala and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday.

Sports Celebrated at JANM Gala

The festivities had ended …

Photo by MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo

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During the Los Angeles hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians in August 1981, Lillian Baker tries to grab Nisei veteran Jim Kawaminami's testimony from his hands. Baker, a controversial conservative author and lecturer from Gardena, denied that Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II.

‘Power of the Commission Hearings’ in Torrance

TORRANCE — “Power of the Commission Hearings: First-Person Voices of …

Let’s Knit Yarn Shop, which opened in 1973, is going to close its doors at the end of this month. The owner, Saeko Oyama, is going to turn 80 soon. “The store began as a hobby but I am glad that she found something she has a passion for,” husband Matsuo Fukunaga (left) says.

Gardena Craft Stores Seek New Owners

By RYOKO OHNISHI, Rafu Contributor
GARDENA — Run by Shin-Issei (postwar …

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Risen Through the Ranks

By GWEN MURANAKA, Rafu English Editor-in-Chief
TORRANCE — For Mark Matsuda, …

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Large Turnout Highlights Rafu Golf Classic

The Rafu Shimpo Foundation’s 2014 Charity Golf Classic was played …

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Heroics Highlight NAU SoCal Semis

The semifinals of the 2014 Akira Komai Memorial Playoffs in …

The building originally constructed for the Japanese Association of Monterey is now the Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula Hall. (Photos courtesy JACLMP)

Revisiting Days on the Wharf

Save the date for a fascinating and fun event for …

Wearing a shirt with the words, “The dream is alive and the quest continues,” Bob Kodama chats with a young ballplayer. Kodama, a longtime San Fernando Valley coach, passed away March 26. (Photos courtesy Michael Kodama)

A Coach for Life

An era in Southern California sports came to a close …

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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