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User Image asiaminspo Posted: Nov 23, 2017 12:18 AM (UTC)
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Special collab post from @yellowmellowgirl. That's their personal mantra right now. Give them a follow and hit up their website
User Image josephus970 Posted: Nov 23, 2017 12:06 AM (UTC)
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Today I had the tremendous honor of interviewing a member of the famed 100/442nd Regimental Combat Team. Yutao Mine (pronounced Minnie) was a Staff Sergeant in WWII with the all Japanese-American unit that would go on to become the most decorated unit in Army history. Out of 14,000 soldiers, roughly 9,500 of them received Purple Hearts. Mr. Mine claims two of those. The unit also received 4000 Bronze Stars, 560 Silver Stars, 52 Distinguished Service Crosses, 22 Legions of Merit and 21 Medals of Honor (whew)! President Obama signed the order to give these brave Japanese-American soldiers the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010, the highest congressional honor. Mr. Mine discusses combat, racism, fear, his experience as a POW, and the rigors of fighting Nazis in WWII in this interview. Thank you so much to Nancy and Yutao for sharing this amazing history with us! Edit coming soon! 🇺🇲#veteransremember #mesacountylibraries #libraries #librarylife #100thinfantrybattalion #442nd #442ndRCT #niseisoldier #WWII #WWIIhistory #wwiiveterans #history #ilovemyjob #japaneseamerican #videoproject #livinghistory #purpleheart #goforbroke------📷@lauramullenix 🎙️@seantrek1701
User Image 7beachbum Posted: Nov 22, 2017 11:23 PM (UTC)
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I was thrilled to find this book at the library (it's a rare Japan-themed book I'm not reviewing). Recently, I've attending screenings of films devoted to Japanese-American internment at the local Asian American film festival and I want to learn more about this period of history

#japaneseamerican #japaneseamericans #uprooted #uprootedbook #racism #japaneseamericaninternment #bookstagram #book #asianamerican
User Image jasminetoguchi Posted: Nov 22, 2017 8:33 PM (UTC)
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Thankful for educators who put books into readers' hands! Thank you @mrsmontjoy for the Jasmine love! 💗🥁👩🏻 #jasminetoguchi #jasminetoguchibooks #drummergirl #chapterbooks #kidlit #japaneseamerican #taiko #Repost @mrsmontjoy (@get_repost)
One of the best things about Thanksgiving Break, catching up on my TBR stack! I have several copies of Jasmine Toguchi in my classroom already so I'm excited to read the newest book in the series, Drummer Girl. Publishing April 2018.
Update: You'll love the main character, Jasmine. The writing and voice that shine through, leave you feeling like you're pals. Jasmine is determined, but readers will relate to her struggle to find a talent, believe in herself, and have fun while performing. I also loved the Japanese words and the direction to make your own Hachi-Maki, Japanese headband, which is worn to catch sweat and to show perseverance during activity! Love it @d.michiko.f !!! #BookVoyage #mglit #mrsmontjoyreads #weneeddiversebooks
User Image myadoptionstory Posted: Nov 22, 2017 8:10 PM (UTC)
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Day 22 of #NationalAdoptionMonth. Happy Early Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for: loving family, boyfriend, friends, a good job, and beautiful homes. I’m also thankful to have the opportunity to share my adoption story. Beyond thankful to those who have listened or read my story, reached out to me, and continue to foster discussions on adoption. 🦃 🦃 🦃
Follow me along as I share, "My Adoption Story."
Thank you to my SF/Nor Cal reps for the warm welcome! #actorlife ❤️🎬 #Repost @castimageslifestyle (@get_repost)
Now representing @ginahiraizumi... for Northern California. Welcome to the team!
User Image terasaki_budokan Posted: Nov 22, 2017 7:57 PM (UTC)
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Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
Today we are feeling grateful for The support and donation received from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. The Parsons Foundation is a grantmaker whose mission is to improve the well-being of the residents of Los Angeles County in the areas of human services, civic and cultural focus, education and health.
We thank you today and everyday!
#terasakibudokan #ralphmparsonsfoundation #parsonsfoundation #ltsc #jtown #japantown #dtla #downtownla #losangeles #la #nikkei #japaneseamerican #ja #community #reccenter #sports #youthsports #basketball #nonprofit
User Image somdmann Posted: Nov 22, 2017 7:08 PM (UTC)
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User Image kizuna_la Posted: Nov 22, 2017 6:16 PM (UTC)
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#thanksgivingtiptuesday we had to bring it back just in time for Thanksgiving! Impress your guests by bringing this easy recipe for your table 🍂 🍽 🍗. . Link in bio. .
#kizunala #thanksgiving #recipes #japaneseamerican #japaneseflavors #jello #dinnerwithdeeners #dinner #holidayrecipes #holidays
User Image marinaomiart Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:36 PM (UTC)
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I still use chopsticks wrong.
User Image asiaminspo Posted: Nov 22, 2017 1:29 PM (UTC)
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Rebel against the mainstream narrative. Be larger, richer, grander than the Asian stereotype. Rebel against some ideas our parents might have. But don't lose sight of your culture or your people.
User Image okchisa Posted: Nov 22, 2017 1:07 AM (UTC)
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I’ve had a pleasure of visiting a farm I’ve been wanting to go for a while. Otow orchard was established in 1911. This grandma is a second generation of Japanese immigrants, her Japanese name is Toyoru, is 101 years old! Her parents stared the persimmon farm before the Great Depression. They experienced WWII, went to the internment camp, redeveloped the farm again after the war. She’s been doing this her whole life in this land. Her daughter and son in law, and their children help running the current farm. They produce many different fruits and produce, but the reason I came here for is the traditional hand-dried persimmons they make at this farm. The labor intense and time-consuming process creates exceptionally sweet and tender dried persimmons. It’s nothing like other kind of dried persimmons. The whole family was so nice and happy to share their history, we had such great time learning about the history of this farm and the family.
#otoworchards #hoshigaki #driedpersimmon #japaneseamerican
User Image chi_o_o_bike Posted: Nov 22, 2017 8:03 AM (UTC)
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Hi, I’m in my hometown ; Shizuoka City, Japan. It’s Suruga Bay, the Pacific Ocean and my new bike! #pacific #bike #biker #bikelife #bicycle #vélo #bicyclette #mamachari #japaneseamerican #shizuoka #日本 #アメリカ #japan #japon #usa

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