BI Features Prominently in Virtual Pilgrimage

Many members of the BIJAC family have had the opportunity to experience the annual Minidoka Pilgrimage, a road trip to Twin Falls, ID followed by a dusty ride crossing the Snake River and into farm country, where a watchtower stands guard at the entrance to the Minidoka National Historic Site

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Tell A Story Without Saying Anything

College application assignment: “Submit a 3 minute silent video telling a story without saying anything.” Easy peasy, right? This was one of the daunting tasks facing Kai Uyekawa as he forged his way through college application season this past fall. Ever resourceful, Kai, a graduating senior at Bainbridge High School,

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Op Ed: Fight Back in the War Against Expertise

Soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, rumors spread that some of the Japanese American residents of Hawaii had blocked the path of emergency vehicles that were heading to the naval base to put out fires and save lives. Such incidents, it was said, showed that the nation’s Japanese

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Remembrance Ceremony: Bellevue College

Act of Bellevue College vice president defacing a mural of two Japanese American children in a World War II incarceration camp leads to a remembrance ceremony and show of support. Read on: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/eastside/bellevue-college-administrator-who-altered-display-on-japanese-american-incarceration-placed-on-leave/ Remembrance Ceremony Announcement On Tuesday, March 3rd at 1:30 p.m., there will be a short commemoration ceremony

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