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Pacific Citizen Published by the JACL the nation’s oldest and largest APA civil rights organization, the Pacific Citizen is committed to delivering the most incisive cover

Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, the Pacific Citizen is an award-winning Asian Pacific American semi-monthly national newspaper.

Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, the Pacific Citizen is an award-winning Asian Pacific American semi-monthly national newspaper.

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Fusaye Honda passed quietly away Feb. 21 at the age of 96. She and her family were incarcerated at Topaz and Tule Lake d...
07/24/2016

Fusaye Honda passed quietly away Feb. 21 at the age of 96. She and her family were incarcerated at Topaz and Tule Lake during WWII. Fusaye was a ranked Chikuzen biwa artist who loved to write poetry and was known for her strength, character, grace and great musical talent.

09/11/2015
New Report Shows Asian Americans Are More Exposed to Diabetes and Often Go Undiagnosed | Pacific...

Report shows Asian Americans are exposed to diabetes at a higher percentage rate and are unaware of it #learnthefacts #Health http://bit.ly/1M02HZM

According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health and CDC, more than half of Asian Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed, showing the highest proportion of undiagnosed diabetics among all ethnic and racial subgroups that were included in the study. According to researchers, Asian Ame…

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation annual gathering remembers old wounds and educates new minds. http://bit.ly/1LmSCD...
09/10/2015

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation annual gathering remembers old wounds and educates new minds. http://bit.ly/1LmSCDl

Author and former incarceree Shig Yabu takes us on a journey to the pilgrimage.

Tak Hoshizaki pictured left by Stan Honda.

09/04/2015

Explore Japan through politics, economics and culture on a 9-day trip with the Kakehashi Project- Apply Now! http://bit.ly/1EG9rMW

Each trip will visit Tokyo and one other city to be announced.

Be excited and pack your bags to learn and experience Japan, building U.S. - Japan relations and understanding.

JACL has been selected to receive a $165,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a teacher t...
09/04/2015

JACL has been selected to receive a $165,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a teacher training program taking place next summer in Los Angeles!

http://bit.ly/1Fo56sn

Keep an eye out for future details and learn more about program at https://jacl.org/

09/01/2015

Recent survey shows that Asian Americans are willing to change their vote #WeHavePower #AAPI

http://bit.ly/1KEVPlO

Author and illustrator Allen Say's "The Inker's Shadow" is a brilliant portrait of his life in art during post World War...
09/01/2015

Author and illustrator Allen Say's "The Inker's Shadow" is a brilliant portrait of his life in art during post World War II.

http://bit.ly/1NJq8cK

His latest book hits shelves on Sept. 29.

08/31/2015

Jeb Bush and “anchor babies" together make a hot mess
http://bit.ly/1if4JeA
#AnchorBabies #Immigration

08/31/2015

Closing gaps in outreach programs with Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell and White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, allowing #AAPIs to flourish locallyI

http://bit.ly/1if100x

Guayule (pronounced "y-yoo-lee") plant that was researched and developed, in part, by Japanese Americans who were unjust...
08/28/2015
Secret Manzanar Guayule Rubber Project to Be Spotlighted in Educational Forum | Pacific Citizen...

Guayule (pronounced "y-yoo-lee") plant that was researched and developed, in part, by Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated at the Manzanar.

http://bit.ly/1U8XplO

The Little Guayule-The Lost Manzanar Rubber Project to be spotlighted in Education Forum to bring awareness.

LOS ANGELES — The Secret Manzanar Guayule Rubber Project, a program sponsored by the Manzanar Committee about the high-quality, natural rubber from the Guayule (pronounced y-yoo-lee) plant that was researched and developed, in part, by Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated at the Manzana…

08/27/2015

"JACL is deeply troubled by the coarsening of public discourse where it is affecting public perceptions about ethnic communities, including Japanese Americans and Asian Americans." - JACL Comments on Donald J. Trump's political speech

http://bit.ly/1KRpVyi

API Equality-LA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and other allies mobilized in less than 48 hours with o...
08/27/2015

API Equality-LA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and other allies mobilized in less than 48 hours with over 125 supporters for an LGBT rally against homophobia.

http://bit.ly/1i5jEYM

Before Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins, there was Masanori “Mashi” Murakami. http...
08/26/2015

Before Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins, there was Masanori “Mashi” Murakami.

http://bit.ly/1KnZLHu

The baseball legend and author Rob Fitts travel the U.S. to meet fans and speak about a new book about Murakami’s experience in Major League Baseball.

Asian American Donor Program (AADP)saving lives through a new program. Today, there are 10.5 million registered donors i...
08/25/2015

Asian American Donor Program (AADP)saving lives through a new program.

Today, there are 10.5 million registered donors in American and 735,000 of those donors are Asian American
http://bit.ly/1U3dvxf

Being Japanese American | by Gil Asakawa 2.0 tackles food, cultural values and taking off shoes inside. Check out his la...
08/24/2015

Being Japanese American | by Gil Asakawa 2.0 tackles food, cultural values and taking off shoes inside. Check out his latest column on all things JA and grab a copy! http://bit.ly/1hXqdww

Calling all peace makers and keepers! We're looking for stories to fill the pages in our annual Holiday Issue this year ...
08/24/2015

Calling all peace makers and keepers! We're looking for stories to fill the pages in our annual Holiday Issue this year with new voices and ideas.

Send us your idea by 9/18

For more details and the full prompt visit http://bit.ly/1Jsbn79

Register today for a great networking opportunity for all Japanese American and API young adults and professionals in th...
04/06/2015
Upcoming Events | Navigate Networking with Vanna Novak | Pacific Citizen | The National...

Register today for a great networking opportunity for all Japanese American and API young adults and professionals in the Los Angeles area. Graduation is just around the corner so take advantage of this great learning and engaging event!

http://bit.ly/1yPCSDA

The JACL National Youth/Student Council and Japanese American National Museum are proud to present, Navigate Networking with Vanna Novak. This unique program is geared for eager Japanese American and Asian Pacific Islander students and young professionals. Our mission is to prepare emerging leaders…

Smithsonian and Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)Celebrate Day of Remembrance in Washington, D.C., kick-starting ...
03/05/2015
A Day of Infamy and a Day of Remembrance | Pacific Citizen | The National Newspaper of the JACL

Smithsonian and Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)Celebrate Day of Remembrance in Washington, D.C., kick-starting the 2017 museum exhibit and the 75th anniversary of E.O.9066. http://bit.ly/1w8tqit

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said before Congress, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was indeed a dark moment in American history, but for 120,000 persons of Japanese descent, it was arguably much more.

Check out Guy Kawasaki and Gil Asakawa here as they discuss all things digital!
02/02/2015
Guy Kawasaki Is on a Mission to Get America Plugged In

Check out Guy Kawasaki and Gil Asakawa here as they discuss all things digital!

Technology entrepreneur and social media superstar Guy Kawasaki is working with the nonprofit AARP to create a new web series about digital and social media,...

"The loss of the disparate impact standard in the Fair Housing Act would be a huge blow to the civil rights of all Ameri...
01/21/2015
JACL Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Disparate Impact Claims Under the Fair Housing Act |...

"The loss of the disparate impact standard in the Fair Housing Act would be a huge blow to the civil rights of all Americans" responds JACL Executive Director Priscilla Ouchida http://bit.ly/1CCvTjz

Washington, D.C. – The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, urges the United States Supreme Court to uphold a key anti-discrimination standard within the Fair Housing Act. The Supreme Court heard arguments today in Texas…

White House Summit on AAPI's this year is set for May 12! Community leaders and activists are welcome  http://bit.ly/1ud...
01/17/2015
White House Initiative on AAPIs Announces Summit Dates | Pacific Citizen | The National...

White House Summit on AAPI's this year is set for May 12! Community leaders and activists are welcome http://bit.ly/1udhGFf

This year’s summit will feature panels, workshops and armchair dialogues with senior White House Administration officials, AAPI celebrities and community leaders. Performances from distinguished AAPI artists will also be part of the program. In the hopes of inspiring community leaders, the summit ai…

JACL's reaction to the passing of Anti-Immigrant H.R. 240 Amendments released yesterday   http://bit.ly/1BclEpj
01/16/2015
JACL Disappointed with the Passing of Anti-Immigrant H.R. 240 Amendments | Pacific Citizen | The...

JACL's reaction to the passing of Anti-Immigrant H.R. 240 Amendments released yesterday http://bit.ly/1BclEpj

Washington, D.C. – The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the largest and oldest Asian American civil rights organization in the nation, expresses disappointment with the House passage of five amendments to H.R. 240. The amendments effectively nullify President Obama’s 2014 executive action p…

JACL's Kakehashi Project deepens connections and builds bridges. Here is Kristy Ishii's words on the experience http://b...
12/17/2014
Personal Reflections of the Kakehashi Project | Pacific Citizen | The National Newspaper of the JACL

JACL's Kakehashi Project deepens connections and builds bridges. Here is Kristy Ishii's words on the experience http://bit.ly/1Gt4ROs

A business card is like the face of its owner. Never write on it. Exchange the card in a way that it faces the recipient. After completing the exchange with two hands and bowing slightly, observe the card with interest before placing it gracefully in a safe pocket or business card holder. This gestu…

Calling all students looking for a career in journalism! AAJA-LA 's annual scholarship competition is now open for submi...
12/11/2014
AAJA Call for Future Journalists in Annual Scholarship Comeptition | Pacific Citizen | The...

Calling all students looking for a career in journalism! AAJA-LA 's annual scholarship competition is now open for submissions. Take advantage of this opportunity for a chance at several scholarships of $2,500 http://bit.ly/1usDkFa

The Asian American Journalist Association’s Los Angeles Chapter opened its annual scholarship competition. Full-time college students in the Greater Los Angeles area are encouraged to apply for a chance at several scholarships of $2,500 each.

'Dear White People' check out our guest columnist's take on the new film! Mixed feelings and thoughts welcome  http://bi...
11/19/2014
‘Dear White People’: A Mixed-Race Perspective | Pacific Citizen | The National Newspaper of the JACL

'Dear White People' check out our guest columnist's take on the new film! Mixed feelings and thoughts welcome http://bit.ly/1xDDsb9

Last week, I watched a film called “Dear White People,” which follows the experiences of four black students at a predominately white, fictional Ivy League university. It was refreshing to see a movie that focused on the experiences of people of color, rather than the mainstream movies I usually wat…

11/04/2014

fresh off the press with a new website #pacificcitizen head on over and check it out! http://bit.ly/1yVQAWm

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