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2014 Day of Remembrance

This year’s Day of Remembrance opened with outstanding performances by Portland Taiko and Four Directions, a Native-American drumming group. It set the tone for the focus of the event, Shared Injustice: The Japanese American and Native American Experience. Both groups played pieces that represented a call to their communities to come together.

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Banquet Honors Connie and Nobuko Masuoka

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Multnomah Athletic Club, the Oregon Nikkei Endowment honored longtime Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center librarian, Lily Kajiwara with the Heart of the Community Award and the Matthew Masuoka Family (Matt, Nobuko “Nobi” and Connie) with the Paving the Way Award

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Minidoka Swing Band: Searchlight Seranade

Saturday August 24, 2013 Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Grand Ballroom 921 SW 6th Avenue Join us for Searchlight Serenade and dessert, followed by Big Band Era music performed by the Minidoka Swing Band. Searchlight Serenade is a documentary inspired by the actual lives and stories of internees who played music as a soulful escape for themselves and ... Read More

2013 Nikkei Community Picnic

Sunday, August 18, 2013 Oaks Park: (South Park under the large stiped tent) Noon – 5:00PM Join us for an afternoon of food and fun! The picnic is sponsored by organizations of the Nikkei community to celebrate our ethnic heritage.

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Photos Sought of JACLers and Community Allies Who Fought for Redress

To ensure JACL recognizes these “foot-soldiers” ofthe redress story, we are seeking photos of JACLchapter and district members and other allies whotook part in any capacity. Photos need not be contemporary, but may be of participants from their “younger” redress days.

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2013 Unite People’s 4th Annual Chili Feed

Unite People is holding it's Fourth Annual Chili Feed! Saturday, May 18, 2011 at 5:00 - 9:00P Event: Fourth Annual Unite People Chili Feed and Raffle Date: Saturday, May 18. 5pm Where: Lower Level of Epworth United Methodist Church, 1333 SE 28th, Portland Cost: $8 for Adults or ... Read More

Japanese American Graduation Banquet

The 2013 Annual Japanese American Graduation Banquet will be held at the Multnomah Athletic Club on Sunday, May 5th. All of the community is invited to attend. For tickets, please contact Ron Iwasaki, 503-628-2965.

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2013 Day of Remembrance

The Day of Remembrance is an annual commemoration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing of Executive Order 9066 which sent over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry to American Concentration Camps.

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2013 Mochitsuki Celebration

Scottish Rite Center
1512 SW Morrison Streetbr
Near MAX stop JELD-WEN Field

Advance Tickets:

$10 – Adults
$ 7 – Seniors and Students
$ 4 – Children 4-12 and under

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2012 Nikkei Community Picnic

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012, OAKS PARK NOON TO 5PM (SOUTH PARK AREA· UNDER THE LARGE STRIPED TENT) Join us for an afternoon of food and fun! The picnic is sponsored by organizations of the Nikkei community to celebrate our ethnic heritage. We will provide at no cost: casino francais en ligne Main dish: Fried Chicken Beverages: hot tea, ... Read More

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Date Confirmed!

The National Veterans Network is pleased to announce that the House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and members of Congress will hold a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the Capitol to honor Japanese American soldiers of the ... Read More

Museum Day Features Minidoka Swing Band

The Minidoka Swing Band performs Saturday, September 24, at the Washington County Museum in celebration of National Museum Day, hosted by the Smithsonian magazine. The Washington County Museum is a participating museum with free admission all day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family and a picnic lunch to the Museum that day ... Read More

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