Archives for April 2014

Lawyer for Ex-Supe Shirakawa to dispute DNA evidence, may seek change of venue

SAN JOSE (Bay City News Service)  —  A lawyer for jailed former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa plans to dispute DNA evidence in Shirakawa’s false impersonation criminal case and ask for a change of venue due to “prejudicial” pretrial publicity, according to court documents. Shirakawa defense attorney Jay Rorty made the points in a […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: Resources aid in telling long-neglected wartime camp stories

The other day, I checked out the National Park Service’s Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program for a look at the grants that they are giving out. I was amazed and also a little puzzled at the types of projects that are receiving these grants. When my sister and I were looking for funding for […]

THE GREAT UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN GREAT: Queer non-Nikkei figures in Japanese American history

Editor’s Note: This is the first part in an ongoing series. Ever since I began writing “The Great Unknown” in 2007, I have had the pleasure of contributing an annual queer heritage column, which explores the nature of sexuality and the experience of lesbians and gays in Japanese American history. This year’s installment recounts the […]

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