Community works to preserve Clarksburg’s Holland Union Gakuen

CLARKSBURG, Calif. — Located across the Sutter Slough stream in Clarksburg, just off Courtland Road and nestled among a small gathering of trees stands the modest-looking and cherished schoolhouse known among those in this rural Japanese American community as the Holland Union Gakuen. Built in 1927, hundreds of Japanese American children learned Japanese and gained […]

Glendale, Calif. school introduces Japanese language program

GLENDALE, Calif. — On any given day, some 70 students at Glendale’s Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School can be found engaged in their studies, with the youngest among them learning basic lessons about fruits and vegetables. Unlike the majority of their peers across the nation, however, these students are being instructed in Japanese. The school introduced […]