Our First 15 Years

JAHSSD: HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR FIRST 15 YEARS

In 1991, a committee of former Poston Camp III internees organized a Poston reunion in San Diego.  That committee felt the need to create a historical society to capture and record stories of San Diego’s Japanese Americans. The following summary of events, drawn from our quarterly newsletter “Footprints”, traces the formation and activities of our historical society.

1992.

JAHSSD chartered as a non-profit corporation by the state of California. By-laws developed and documents prepared by attorney Linda Noda Hobbs as a prerequisite for application for corporate charter. Founding Board of Directors were: President, Ben Segawa; Vice President, Masato Asakawa; Secretary, Yukio Kawamoto; Treasurer, Elaine Bowers; Historian, Don Estes; Board Members, Jeanne Elyea, Mich Himaka, Linda Noda Hobbs, Carole Kawamoto, Sachi Nishida, Tom Ozaki, Aileen Oya. JAHSSD logo designed by Gary Hamada adopted. Inaugural issue of Footprints published with Jeanne Elyea as editor. Sponsored bus trip to dedication of monument at site of Poston War Relocation Center. Produced video “Poston Reflections” from slide presentation made at the 1991 Poston III Reunion. After initial membership campaign, membership consisted of 25 life members and 52 regular members.

1993.

Tax-exempt status authorized by the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board. Thanks to CPA Jerry Segawa who prepared application documents for the tax exemption. Oral history project established with Mas Hironaka as first interviewee. Many items donated for the JAHSSD collection. First annual membership meeting held at VFW Post 4851 in National City with Mich Himaka as guest speaker; first public exhibit of donated artifacts and photos shown at meeting. Mas Hironaka appointed as advisor to the board.

1994.

Hosted testimonial dinner for Dr. Francis I. Tanaka, who was honored for his many years of dedication to the health care of the Japanese American community of San Diego; over 500 people attended. Participated on “Day of Remembrance” panel at UCSD. Provided speakers and photo displays on the Japanese American experience at various schools and organizations. Chaired committee to develop plans for a monument commemorating the site of the former Gakuen in Chula Vista. Set up exhibit for Poston Booth at the Family Expo held at the Convention Center in Los Angeles and sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum. Mas Hironaka becomes full-fledged member of board. Set up photo display for Asian Thematic Historical District at the Horton Grand Hotel. Provided photos, documents and historical material for the NHK (Kindai Eiga) video titled “Sekai Kokoro no Tabi” (Memorable Journey). Received $2000 grant from the California Council for the Humanities to develop a traveling photo exhibit on SD’s Nikkei community.

1995.

Sponsored pilgrimage to Poston by bus and 2-night stay in Laughlin, Nevada. Exhibit set up for Family Expo displayed at Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista. Sponsored piano and organ recital by Elaine Bowers at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Chula Vista.

1996.

Panel discussion, together with photo display and slide show, held at Parker, Arizona for a Parker Area Historical Society meeting; approximately 200 people from the Parker area attended. Mich Himaka takes over as editor of the Footprints. Participated in the Marine Corps Recruit Depot’s Asian Heritage Week where the Wada brothers, Bob, Hank, and Frank, discussed their military experiences. Walking tour of Poston sponsored by the Parker Public Library led by Don Estes. Col Keegan, former company commander of 442 RCT guest speaker at annual membership meeting. Also, panel composed of WWII veterans Min Sakamoto, Joe Tanabe, and Jim Yamate spoke at the meeting. Board met with JANM representatives Irene Hirano and Nancy Araki to coordinate activities. Poston photo exhibit displayed at West Coast Asian American Studies Conference at UCSD.

1997.

Set up a major exhibit on the history of Japanese Americans in San Diego, “Hyakunen no Michi: The Hundred Year Road,” at the Museum of San Diego History in Balboa Park. Exhibit curated by JAHSSD historian Don Estes, and made possible through donation and loan of historic items by members and others in the community. Exhibit visited by many groups from schools, elder hostel and others, including veterans of E Company of the 442 RCT. Co-sponsored dedication of the Chula Vista Gakuen monument at the corner of Broadway and Palomar. Participated in an oral history project, “REgenerations,” together with historical societies from Seattle, San Jose and Chicago on resettlement after relocation camp incarceration during World War II. Project funded by a grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Project and coordinated by JANM. Local effort on the project led by Susan Hasegawa along with team members Carol Estes, Don Estes, Debra Kodama, Leng Loh and Joyce Teague. Ten persons selected for initial interviews. Co-hosted with the San Diego JACL a reception for the opening of the Smithsonian Exhibit, “A More Perfect Union,” at the San Diego Public Library. Don Estes and Ben Segawa led a tour of Poston sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council. Todd Himaka joins board. Reprinted Mohaveland, a photo book originally published by Poston III YBA in 1945. Set up photo exhibit on the history of the San Diego Buddhist Temple at dedication of temple’s new Sangha Hall. Also set up photo exhibit on Poston III at UCSD Day of Remembrance presentation.

1998.

Susan Namba, Rev. Akio Miyaji, Misao Kawasaki, Toshi Kiyoi and Ruth Voorhies honored at annual membership meeting with Kansha Awards. Hon. Gale Kaneshiro, Judge of San Diego Municipal Court was guest speaker. Nancy Cowser and Karen Kawasaki join board. Oral interviews continue, including interviews funded by San Diego chapter of JACL. Copies of REgenerations transcripts presented to narrators.

1999.

JAHSSD exhibit focusing on Japanese Americans in the South Bay opens at Chula Vista Heritage Museum in January with reception. Ben Segawa resigns as president and Elaine Bowers assumes office. Planning begins for JAHSSD documentary video, The Day the Devil Wept, which was subsequently retitled, Democracy Under Pressure: Japanese Americans and World War II. Documentary project headed by Susan Hasegawa and Don Estes and produced by Debbie Kodama and Leng Loh. Initial funding for project provided by a $50,000 grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Project. Vernon Yoshioka, Bob and Hisae Batchelder join board. Dr. Satsuki Ina guest speaker for annual membership meeting. Set up photo exhibit for Buddhist Temple’s annual bazaar.

2000.

Jeanne Elyea assumes post as President in place of Elaine Bowers who did not seek reelection. Naomi Himaka joins board. Membership provided whole-hearted financial support to supplement initial funding for the video project as result of solicitation letter. Premier of video, Democracy Under Pressure, held at San Diego Public Library in May. Free copies distributed to all libraries, public and private junior high schools, senior high schools, colleges and universities in San Diego and Imperial Counties, along with curriculum guide developed by Karen Kawasaki. Copies made available to members and public for a donation. JAHSSD agrees to host next Poston III reunion to be held in San Diego in 2001. JAHSSD instrumental in having the San Diego City Council rescind a 1943 resolution recommending against resettlement of Japanese Americans in San Diego. Harry Honda, Editor Emeritus of the Pacific Citizen, guest speaker for annual meeting. Joe Owashi (posthumously), Tom Yanagihara, Shinobu Yoshioka were Kansha Award recipients.

2001.

Award of Merit plaque awarded by Congress of History to JAHSSD for Democracy Under Pressure. JAHSSD’s team “Bob’s Buddies” participates in Multiple Sclerosis Walkathon in support of treasurer Bob Batchelder. Assisted Jeff Brodie of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum with their exhibit “Forwarding Address Required,” by providing photos as well as historical consultation. Also consulted and provided historic photos for the Smithsonian Museum’s November 2001 issue of their magazine for students in grades 3 to 8, “The Smithsonian in the Classroom.” In addition to hosting the June Poston III Reunion, JAHSSD set up exhibit for the reunion, which was well received by attendees. Democracy Under Pressure screened at San Diego Asian Film Festival in September. Darcie Iki of JANM and coordinator of the REgenerations Project guest speaker at annual meeting; Ben Honda (posthumously), Agnes Benson, K. J. Takashima and Fred Katsumata were Kansha Award recipients. Joyce Teague and Debbie Kodama join board.

2002.

Vernon Yoshioka takes over as president for Jeanne Elyea and Joyce Teague takes over editorship of Footprints. Co-sponsor with the San Diego Public Library a 9-month series of public programs to mark the 60th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. First of the series was a showing of the documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story, with a discussion by Dr. Peter Irons of UCSD and his part in uncovering evidence that reversed Korematsu’s conviction. Other programs in the series included: Ruth Okimoto on how Poston came to be; Jeanne Houston on her book Farewell to Manzanar; a reading of letters to librarian Clara Breed by students of Karen Kawasaki from Mt. Carmel High School. Co-sponsored an art and writing contest for public and private school students with the National Japanese American Historical Society of San Francisco. Development of strategic plans led by Robert Ito. Continued participation in the MS Walkathon. Karen Kawasaki takes leave of absence from the board to accept a teaching contract in Panama. Gwen Momita joins board to replace Karen Kawasaki as secretary. Set up an exhibit at Buddhist Temple of San Diego’s Bon Odori, titled “San Diego Buddhists in Camp: How Our Temple Survived Internment” to complement a photo exhibit on the Buddhist experience in camps by Eiko Masuyama. Mounted a display of WWII camp art titled “Beauty and Barbed Wire” for the San Diego Central Library. Presented the San Diego Chapter of the JACL with bound copies of transcribed oral histories funded by their organization. Celebrated our first decade at our Tenth Anniversary Meeting with keynote speaker Yuko Kaifu, Office of the Consul General of Japan. Masami Honda, Dr. Randall Phillips and James Yamate receive the Kansha Award. Noriko Inoue joins the board. Our current membership stands at 410.

2003.

Noriko Inoue joins Board. JAHSSD web site established with Noriko Inoue as webmaster. JAHSSD participates in the Multiple Sclerosis Society walkathon in support of Board member Bob Batchelder, raising over $6,000 for the MS Society. Board members and JAHSSD members (AKA our Speakers Bureau), continue to give talks to school classes and community groups. Committee co-chaired by Ben Segawa and George Furuya is formed to plan a memorial commemorating local Japanese Americans who have served their country in all branches of service. Jeanne Elyea donates space in a converted cargo container on her property for storage of our artifacts. An exhibit on the temple’s history is mounted at the Buddhist Temple of San Diego in conjunction with its Bon Odori Festival in August. An exhibit curated by Don Estes is shown at the Bonita Historical Museum in September. Harold Kuhn, Umeko Kawamoto and Kiyoko Ochi are recipients of the 2003 Kansha Award at the annual meeting on October 18. Korean War Veteran Bob Wada is guest speaker for the meeting.

2004.

Christina Pierson and Rev. Jim Yanagihara join Board. Planning for the veterans memorial continues; site for memorial selected is near the Old Japanese section of Mount Hope Cemetery and donated by the City of San Diego; design of monument and contractor for construction selected. Community response when asked to provide financial support of memorial is overwhelming. Dedication of memorial planned for Memorial Day 2005. Representatives of Kiku Gardens, JAHSSD and San Diego JACL join to present a Nikkei Filmfest featuring three films and their directors at Southwestern Community College. JAHSSD provides assistance, photos and artifacts for a children’s interactive exhibit in Balboa Park focused on 1915 Exposition. JAHSSD again participates in the MS Walk with the Bob’s Buddies team and exceeds its previous pledge goal. Sponsor free community screening of the film, “Farewell to Manzanar” at the Educational Cultural Complex on June 18. Artwork of Akira Shima featured in exhibit at the Buddhist Temple’s Bon Odori Festival. Community cosponsor of the documentary featuring photographer Stan Honda at San Diego Asian Film Festival. Tetsuyo Kashima (posthumously) and Tom and Elizabeth Ozaki are recipients of the 2004 Kansha Award at the annual membership meeting on October 8. Exhibit on Japanese American contributions to the local fishing industry mounted for the meeting. Robert Ito is guest speaker. Site Location Committee (later renamed Home Site Committee) with Robert Ito as chairman formed to find a home site for JAHSSD. Participate in an open house at the Buddhist Temple by providing speakers for a panel discussion and manning a JAHSSD informational booth.

2005.

Michio Himaka assumes the office of president, replacing Vernon Yoshioka. Gwen Momita is vice president, Bob Batchelder continues as treasurer, and Karen Kawasaki is secretary. Hosted key members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (C.R.I.T.) on a visit to San Diego; one of the tribe elders provides a moving account of her experience with the internment camps built on C.R.I.T. land during World War II. Photo exhibit on March 26 at the Japan Fiesta which featured an arena football match between the San Diego and a team from Japan. JAHSSD’s Bob’s Buddies team again participates in the MS Walk. JAHSSD Board devastated by passing of founding board member and historian, Donald Estes on May 7. Japanese American Veterans Memorial, honoring San Diego’s U.S. soldiers of Japanese ancestry, is dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30 in conjunction with the annual interfaith Memorial Day service conducted by the three San Diego Japanese churches and the Asian Pacific VFW Post 4851; event co-chair Ben Segawa welcomes the crowd of over 400 persons, followed by at talk by co-chair George Furuya whose father, George Furuya, Sr., was his inspiration for initiating the memorial project; Congressman Bob Filner presents JAHSSD with a flag which was flown over the nation’s capitol; letters and proclamations from many political office holders, including President George W. Bush, are received. Carol Hasegawa Estes and her family accept the 2005 Kansha Award given posthumously to Donald Hamilton Estes at the annual membership meeting on October 15. Ruth Okimoto, Poston Restoration Committee, and Yuko Kaifu of the Office of the Consul General of Japan, are guest speakers. Through efforts of the Home Site Committee and on their recommendation, a suite at a site on Austin Drive in Spring Valley is leased for office space and storage of JAHSSD archives. Materials are moved to the “Austin Archives” late in the year.

2006.

Linda Canada joins Board to fill position of Historian (later officially our Archivist). “Camp Dance,” a revue featuring music from camp days and performed by the Grateful Crane Ensemble is presented by the JAHSSD at Southwestern College’s Mayan Hall to a sold-out crowd on January 28. The book Dear Miss Breed by Joanne Oppenheim is launched on February 23 by Scholastic Books, San Diego Public Library and JAHSSD at the Library with the author present. A Clara Breed exhibit is mounted by JAHSSD to coincide. Bob’s Buddies participates in their fourth MS Walk with the team raising over $12,000 for the MS Society. A consultant is hired to help organize archival materials at Austin Site. Position of Corresponding Secretary created with Nancy Cowser appointed to fill post. Three tours of the old Japanese Section of downtown were led by Mich Himaka, Jim Yanagihara and Yuki Kawamoto; the first tour was for board members, the second, for members and the third for the Odawara Sister City group. Fund drive launched with a goal of $30,000 to finance the three-year lease of the Austin Site. Open house at the Austin Site held on August 26. Display titled “Teamwork and Leadership” is featured at the Buddhist Temple’s Bon Odori. Moto Asakawa and Roy Muraoka are awarded the 2006 Kansha Award at the annual meeting on October 7. Gaku Tsuda speaks on his research on Nikkei youth. Manned a booth at the Fall Back Festival on October 29 in the old Japantown section of downtown San Diego; origami demos conducted with participation of children; map of old Japantown developed and displayed by Jim Yanagihara. A two-month exhibition titled “Nikkei Youth Culture: Past, Present, Future” is invited to be the inaugural exhibition of the Youth Education gallery of the San Diego History Museum in Balboa Park, opening November 9. JAHSSD and the San Diego JACL co-host a mochi ice cream tasting event at the Chinese Museum downtown.

2007.

Mich Himaka agrees to a final term as president. JAHSSD hosts reception at Kiku Gardens for Mike Roussin who mounted a photo exhibit there as his Eagle Scout project. Board members meet in February for a strategic planning session. JAHSSD will act as sponsor and fiscal agent for the Poston III Reunion to be held in San Diego April 18?20, 2008. Bob’s Buddies raises a record $16,000 for the MS Society this year. A plaque dedicating the flagpole at the Veterans Memorial in Mt. Hope Cemetery to long-time community volunteer Min Sakamoto is unveiled at a ceremony on Memorial Day, May 28. Exhibit curated by Linda Canada and Susan Hasegawa titled, “Home Grown: Japanese American Farming in the South Bay,” opens a two-month run at the Bonita Museum on July 14. Walking tour of old Japantown conducted for students from San Diego High School. Small exhibit titled, “Nihon Tamashii: Celebrating Nikkei Traditions” is displayed at the Buddhist Temple’s Bon Odori in August. “Dear Miss Breed,” a play written by Joanne Oppenheim opens September 16 for a two-week run at the Lyceum Theater in downtown San Diego. Dr. Terry Tanaka and Dr. Yuri Kaneda receive the 2007 Kansha Award at annual membership meeting on October 6 which focuses on JAHSSD’s 15-year history. Meet with National Park Service and Denso representatives to federal funding to preserve WWII internment sites, Oct. 12. Display honoring Kyuji Aizumi mounted at Sherman Heights Cultural Council festival, Nov. 3. Activity booth at Fall Back Festival in Gaslamp Quarter to show historical site of Old Japantown, Nov. 4. Special Nov. 18 screenings of WWII drama “Only the Brave” benefit JAHSSD and other local Nikkei organizations.

2003
Noriko Inoue joins Board. JAHSSD web site established with Noriko Inoue as webmaster. JAHSSD participates in the Multiple Sclerosis Society walkathon in support of Board member Bob Batchelder, raising over $6,000 for the MS Society. Board members and JAHSSD members (AKA our Speakers Bureau), continue to give talks to school classes and community groups. Committee co-chaired by Ben Segawa and George Furuya is formed to plan a memorial commemorating local Japanese Americans who have served their country in all branches of service. Jeanne Elyea donates space in a converted cargo container on her property for storage of our artifacts. An exhibit on the temple’s history is mounted at the Buddhist Temple of San Diego in conjunction with its Bon Odori Festival in August. An exhibit curated by Don Estes is shown at the Bonita Historical Museum in September. Harold Kuhn, Umeko Kawamoto and Kiyoko Ochi are recipients of the 2003 Kansha Award at the annual meeting on October 18. Korean War Veteran Bob Wada is guest speaker for the meeting.

2004
Christina Pierson and Rev. Jim Yanagihara join Board. Planning for the veterans memorial continues; site for memorial selected is near the Old Japanese section of Mount Hope Cemetery and donated by the City of San Diego; design of monument and contractor for construction selected. Community response when  asked to provide financial support of memorial is overwhelming. Dedication of memorial planned for Memorial Day 2005. Representatives of Kiku Gardens, JAHSSD and San Diego JACL join to present a Nikkei Filmfest featuring three films and their directors at Southwestern Community College. JAHSSD provides assistance, photos and artifacts for a children’s interactive exhibit in Balboa Park focused on 1915 Exposition. JAHSSD again participates in the MS Walk with the Bob’s Buddies team and exceeds its previous pledge goal. Sponsor free community screening of the film, “Farewell to Manzanar” at the Educational Cultural Complex on June 18. Artwork of Akira Shima featured in exhibit at the Buddhist Temple’s Bon Odori Festival. Community cosponsor of the documentary featuring photographer Stan Honda at San Diego Asian Film Festival. Tetsuyo Kashima (posthumously) and Tom and Elizabeth Ozaki are recipients of the 2004 Kansha Award at the annual membership meeting on October 8. Exhibit on Japanese American contributions to the local fishing industry mounted for the meeting. Robert Ito is guest speaker. Site Location Committee (later renamed  Home Site Committee) with Robert Ito as chairman formed to find a home site for JAHSSD. Participate in an open house at the Buddhist Temple by providing speakers for a panel discussion and manning a JAHSSD informational booth.

2005
Michio Himaka assumes the office of president, replacing Vernon Yoshioka. Gwen Momita is vice president, Bob Batchelder continues as treasurer, and Karen Kawasaki is secretary. Hosted key members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (C.R.I.T.) on a visit to San Diego; one of the tribal elders provides a moving account of her experience with the internment camps built on C.R.I.T. land during World War II. Photo exhibit on March 26 at the Japan Fiesta which featured an arena football match between San Diego and a team from Japan. JAHSSD’s Bob’s Buddies team again participates in the MS Walk. JAHSSD Board devastated by passing of founding board member and historian, Donald Estes on May 7. Japanese American Veterans Memorial, honoring San Diego’s U.S. soldiers of Japanese ancestry, is dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30 in conjunction with the annual interfaith Memorial Day service conducted by the three San Diego Japanese churches and the Asian Pacific VFW Post 4851; event co-chair Ben Segawa welcomes the crowd of over 400 persons, followed by a talk by co-chair George Furuya whose father, George Furuya, Sr., was his inspiration for initiating the memorial project; Congressman Bob Filner presents JAHSSD with a flag which was flown over the nation’s capitol; letters and proclamations from many political office holders, including President George W. Bush, are received. Carol Hasegawa Estes and her family accept the 2005 Kansha Award given posthumously to Donald Hamilton Estes at the annual membership meeting on October 15. Ruth Okimoto, Poston Restoration Committee, and Yuko Kaifu of the Office of the Consul General of Japan, are guest speakers. Through efforts of the Home Site Committee and on their recommendation, a suite at a site on Austin Drive in Spring Valley is leased for office space and storage of JAHSSD archives. Materials are moved to the “Austin Archives” late in the year.

2006
Linda Canada joins Board to fill position of Historian (later officially our Archivist). “Camp Dance,” a revue featuring music from camp days and performed by the Grateful Crane Ensemble is presented by the JAHSSD at Southwestern College’s Mayan Hall to a sold-out crowd of 500+ people on January 28. The book Dear Miss Breed by Joanne Oppenheim is launched on February 23 by Scholastic Books, San Diego Public Library and JAHSSD at the Library with the author present. A Clara Breed exhibit is mounted by JAHSSD to coincide. Bob’s Buddies participates in their fourth MS Walk with the team raising over $12,000 for the MS Society. A consultant is hired to help organize archival materials at Austin Site. Position of Corresponding Secretary created with Nancy Cowser appointed to fill post. Three tours of the old Japanese Section of downtown were led by Mich Himaka, Jim Yanagihara and Yuki Kawamoto; the first tour was for board members, the second, for members and the third for the Odawara Sister City group. Fund drive launched with a goal of $30,000 to finance the three-year lease of the Austin Site. Open house at the Austin Site held on August 26. Display titled “Teamwork and Leadership” is featured at the Buddhist Temple’s Bon Odori. Moto Asakawa and Roy Muraoka are awarded the 2006 Kansha

Award at the annual meeting on October 7. Gaku Tsuda speaks on his research on Nikkei youth. Manned a booth at the Fall Back Festival on October 29 in the old Japantown section of downtown San Diego; origami demos conducted with participation of children; map of old Japantown developed and displayed by Jim Yanagihara. A two-month exhibition titled “Nikkei Youth Culture: Past, Present, Future” is invited to be the inaugural exhibition of the Youth Education gallery of the San Diego History Museum in Balboa Park, opening November 9. JAHSSD and the San Diego JACL co-host a mochi ice cream tasting event at the Chinese Museum downtown.

2007
Mich Himaka agrees to a final term as president. JAHSSD hosts reception at Kiku Gardens for Mike Roussin who mounted a photo exhibit there as his Eagle Scout project. Board members meet in February for a strategic planning session. JAHSSD will act as sponsor and fiscal agent for the Poston III Reunion to be held in San Diego April 18–20, 2008. Bob’s Buddies raises a record $16,000 for the MS Society this year. A plaque dedicating the flagpole at the Veterans Memorial in Mt. Hope Cemetery to long-time community volunteer Min Sakamoto is unveiled at a ceremony on Memorial Day, May 28. Exhibit curated by Linda Canada and Susan Hasegawa titled, “Home Grown: Japanese American Farming in the South Bay,” opens a two-month run at the Bonita Museum on July 14. Walking tour of old Japantown conducted for students from San Diego High School. Small exhibit titled, “Nihon Tamashii: Celebrating Nikkei Traditions” is displayed at the Buddhist Temple’s Bon Odori in August. “Dear Miss Breed,” a play written by Joanne Oppenheim opens September 16 for a two-week run at the Lyceum Theater in downtown San Diego. Dr. Terry Tanaka and Dr. Yuri Kaneda receive the 2007 Kansha Award at annual membership meeting on October 6 which focuses on JAHSSD’s 15-year history. Meet with National Park Service and Densho representatives to learn about Federal funding to preserve WWII internment sites, Oct. 12. Display honoring Kyuji Aizumi mounted in Sherman Heights as part of the Dia de los Muertos celebration, Nov. 3. Activity booth at Fall Back Festival in Gaslamp Quarter to show historical site of Old Japantown, Nov. 4. Special Nov. 18 screenings of WWII drama “Only the Brave” benefit JAHSSD and other local Nikkei organizations

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