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The Man Behind the Camera: The story of Yoichi Okamoto, LBJ's Shadow

Greg Robinson

Since the early days of the camera, photography has enjoyed a particular vogue in Japan. Long before the stereotyped tourist groups snapping pictures arrived on the international scene, Japanese photographers had demonstrated their talent. Japanese brands such as Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Pentax, and Fujifilm, all firms originally founded during …

Clifford Uyeda and Ben Kuroki: Nisei Conservatives in the 1960s

Greg Robinson

One extraordinary trend in recent years is the eclipse of Japanese Americans within the Republican Party. Alan Nakanishi, the sole Japanese American Republican in the California Assembly, left office in 2008. Beth Fukumoto of Hawaii, who was House Minority Leader from 2014 to 2017, quit the Republican Party after being …

The Epic Lives of Taro and Mitsu Yashima

Greg RobinsonValerie Matsumoto

One remarkable Japanese American story is that of the epic and tragic partnership of Taro and Mitsu Yashima, an extraordinary couple of artists and freedom fighters. Together they survived years of hardship—imprisonment, exile, poverty, and illness—and made a name for themselves as authors and illustrators. Eventually they reached a point …

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga: The Godmother of the Redress Movement

Greg Robinson

Japanese Americans and Catholicism

Greg RobinsonMatthieu Langlois

The recent release of Martin Scorsese’s film SILENCE, on the persecution of Catholic missionaries in early modern Japan, has increased popular interest in the long and eventful encounter between Japanese Americans and Catholicism, a subject that has tended to pass unnoticed in chronicles of Nikkei life. This absence of discussion …

First Impressions: Early Reviews of John Okada’s No-No Boy

Greg Robinson

The Unknown History of Japanese Internment in Panama

Greg RobinsonMaxime Minne

The historical narrative surrounding the wartime confinement of ethnic Japanese in the United States grows ever more complex. In the last years, historians and activists working with community organizations (in some cases with government funding) have made significant discoveries. The Honouliuli Internment camp in the then-Territory of Hawaii, whose site …

K.K. Kawakami, Cosmopolitan Issei Writer

Greg RobinsonChris Suh

Toru Matsumoto: The New York Years

Greg Robinson

The Unsung History of the Japanese American Committee for Democracy

Greg Robinson

The Japanese American Committee for Democracy (JACD), a New York-based social and political group of the 1940s, has been effectively ignored in the history of Japanese Americans. The JACD held rallies to support the American war effort in World War II, helped Japanese Americans in New York to find jobs …

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I am a native New Yorker who is Professor of History at l'Université du Québec À Montréal, a French-language institution in Montreal, Canada. In addition to writing multiple books on Japanese American and Japanese Caandian history, I write the regular historical column "The Great Unknown" for the NICHI BEI WEEKLY newspaper.

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