ソウジ・カシワギ

(Soji Kashiwagi)

ソウジ・カシワギ氏は、日系アメリカ人の体験を題材に、戯曲、記事、コラム、エッセイを多数執筆しています。カシワギ氏の著作の多くが第二次世界大戦中の日系アメリカ人コミュニティの強制収容を扱っています。カシワギさんはグレートフル・クレーン・アンサンブルの劇作家、創設メンバー、製作総指揮者です。

(2015年5月 更新)

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In Search of “Chinameshi”

We call it “Old School Chinameshi,” this Cantonese version of Chinese food that Japanese Americans have been eating long before WWII, and several decades after. You won’t find it in most Chinese restaurants today—the homyu, the pakkai, the almond duck…But you mention these dishes to…

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Book Review: INFAMY: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

Why, you might ask, do we need yet another book about “camp”? Richard Reeves, author of the recently released INFAMY: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II, explains his reasons in the book’s introduction: “I finally decided to write this book when I saw …

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Kizuna: Nikkei Stories from the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

Grateful Crane Ensemble’s Goodwill Tour to Tohoku, Japan

“How was your trip to Japan?” 

It’s a question I’ve been asked several times since we returned from our Goodwill Tour to Tohoku last month.

“It went really well,” I would say. But after that, I would have a hard time finding the words to describe it.

“It wasn’…

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Letter to President Obama re: Indefinite Military Detention

January 10, 2012

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Obama,

Before I begin, I must say that I have the utmost respect for the Office of the President, and I want to thank you for the job you are doing under difficul…

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Letter to the Muslim American Community 2011

Dear Muslim American Friends,

I am writing to you to extend a hand of support and understanding and to let you know that members of the American Muslim community are not alone when it comes to standing up to hate and intolerance in our country.

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As a third generation Japanese A…

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