Second Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage Oct. 3

Japanese Americans will descend upon a Bay Area island Saturday, Oct. 3, as the Nichi Bei Foundation, in partnership with the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and the National Japanese American Historical Society, present the second Nikkei (Japanese American) Angel Island Pilgrimage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Immigration Station at the Angel […]

NIKKEI ANGEL ISLAND CHRONICLES: Nikkei family makes historic visit to see ancestor’s inscription on Angel Island

「廣島縣安佐郡川內村町溫井ミヤモト 四十五年」 “Miyamoto Nukui Community, Kawauchi Village, Asa District, Hiroshima Prefecture 45th Year” The characters above are carved on a wall on the second floor of the former Angel Island immigration station. On Aug. 7, a group of 16 descendants of Masaru Miyamoto gathered on Angel Island with San Francisco State University Professor Charles Egan to […]

NIKKEI ANGEL ISLAND CHRONICLES: Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans on Angel Island

The Oct. 4, 2014 Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage — presented by the Nichi Bei Foundation in partnership with the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and National Japanese American Historical Society — sparked a lot of interest among Japanese Americans in their potential Angel Island roots, either immigrant ancestors or those who may have been briefly […]

Alexander Weiss, who discovered Angel Island carvings, dies

Alexander Weiss, the former California park ranger who made a landmark discovery of poems carved in the walls of the abandoned former Immigration Station on Angel Island in the early 1970s — thus helping to save the so-called “Ellis Island of the West” from certain destruction — died of heart failure on Oct. 17, 2014 […]

Historic pilgrimage reconnects Japanese American community to Angel Island immigration station

At the turn of the 20th century, the United States Immigration Station at Angel Island served as a primary entry point into the mainland United States, particularly for immigrants from Asia. Renown for its carvings of Chinese poetry by immigrants, the story has been predominantly focused on Chinese immigrant history. On Oct. 4, the Nichi […]

Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage set for Oct. 4

  The Nichi Bei Foundation, in partnership with the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and the National Japanese American Historical Society, will present the Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage Saturday, Oct. 4 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Immigration Station at the Angel Island State Park. The pilgrimage will give attendees the opportunity to rediscover the […]

Families of Japanese immigrants detained on Angel Island during World War II sought

The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) is researching Japanese immigrants from Hawai‘i and the continental U.S. who were briefly detained on Angel Island during World War II by the U.S. Department of Justice. This research is being funded by the Japanese American Confinement Sites fund of the National Park Service. In addition to the War […]

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