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Aug

Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong on Oregon ArtsWatch

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

Stage & Studio: Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong – preserving history at JAMO Oregon ArtsWatch, August 1, 2023 Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong was recently appointed the new executive director of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon.

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5
May

Announcing the Japanese American Museum of Oregon’s New Executive Director

By JAMO Category:News, Press Release

Announcing the Japanese American Museum of Oregon’s New Executive Director The Japanese American Museum of Oregon (JAMO) is excited to announce that after a prolonged, extensive search, Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong will

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14
Mar

‘We’re still here’: Demolition of historic Japanese hotel

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

‘We’re still here’: Demolition of historic Japanese hotel in Old Town prompts outcry The Oregonian, March 14, 2023 The structure that stands at the intersection of Northwest 4th Avenue and

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13
Mar

Historic Old Town hotel set to be demolished

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

Historic Old Town hotel set to be demolished KGW, March 13, 2023 PORTLAND, Ore. — A historic hotel in Old Town that was a landmark for the Japanese-American community in

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13
Mar

The fight over Portland’s Yamaguchi Hotel

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

The fight over Portland’s Yamaguchi Hotel, and the future of Japantown OPB, March 13, 2023 Demolition of the historic Yamaguchi Hotel, the last building in Portland’s New Chinatown/Japantown district with

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16
Nov

American Legion Post 22 apologizes

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

American Legion Post 22 apologizes: Actions in 1944 ‘ultimately caused great harm’ Columbia Gorge News, November 16, 2022 HOOD RIVER — More than 75 years after Hood River American Legion

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16
Aug

A Hood River ceremony recognizes and honors the past

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

A Hood River ceremony recognizes and honors the past and the people who lived it The Oregonian, August 14, 2022 To understand the meaning and humanity of Saturday’s highway renaming

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16
Aug

Letter to Criminal Justice Advisory Committee regarding bias crimes

By JAMO Category:News

In solidarity with 15 other Asian American organizations, Portland JACL submitted this letter on August 15 to the Oregon Chief Justice’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee urging them to begin discussions

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14
Jul

Oregon Rises Above Hate Response to July 2 Anti-Asian Attack

By JAMO Category:News, Press Release

“We felt we may have been killed.” –Recent victim of the July 2 racist attack on the Eastbank Esplanade Our Asian American Native Hawai’ian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, in solidarity

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6
May

“The way it was”: History of Portland’s Japantown kept alive

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

KOIN, May 4, 2022 For several decades, Portland once had a thriving Japantown. That neighborhood was nearly erased, however, when Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps. Now, the goal

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