Powerful voices motivate, educate at 46th Manzanar Pilgrimage

MANZANAR, Calif. — Close to 1,500 people braved blustery winds and gritty dust to attend the 46th annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held April 25. While visibly less former Japanese American camp inmates attended the pilgrimage, the crowd has grown to include a mixture of students, non-Nikkei, and this year, a noticeable contingent of Japanese nationals, including […]

LGBT rights activist, Tak Yamamoto, dies

LOS ANGELES — Long-time Manzanar Committee leader Takenori “Tak” Yamamoto, of Los Angeles, died on Nov. 9, 2012, the Los Angeles-based Manzanar Committee announced in a statement issued Nov. 16. Yamamoto, 74, died of natural causes, according to long-time partner Karl Fish. Yamamoto’s family was among the some 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly […]

THE KAERU KID: Manzanar and more in Lone Pine

The annual pilgrimage to the Manzanar National Historic Site takes place during the last weekend of April. This coincides with the opening of trout season that so many Nikkei look forward to, and this year was predicted to be the best opening in years as far as the weather and the chance to catch a […]

A student’s perspective on her first pilgrimage to Manzanar

When I heard about the Manzanar Pilgrimage, I immediately perked up from my seat in Professor Wayne Maeda’s “Intro to Ethnics” class. I knew that I had to go on this trip as soon as possible because my grandparents were incarcerated in such concentration camps during World War II. I was nervous when I arrived […]

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