NJAHS to hold annual awards dinner

The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) will celebrate its 30th anniversary Saturday, March 26 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco’s Japantown. The event, the theme of which is “Transformations,” will feature a no-host cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner and awards program at 6 p.m. NJAHS will honor San Francisco Taiko Dojo […]

‘LIFE ITSELF IS OUR TREASURE’: Remembering the Battle of Okinawa

On April 1, 1945, 75,000 American troops landed at Hagushi Bay, on the west coast of Okinawa. Eighty-two days of fighting followed in what became known as the “Typhoon of Steel,” resulting in 200,000 deaths and a decimated island. The last major campaign of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa persists in the minds […]