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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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10
Aug

A look back at the history of Obon in Portland, Oregon

By JAMO Category:Blog Post, From the Archives

Obon is a Japanese and Japanese American Buddhist summertime festival for celebrating one’s ancestors with Bon Odori (dances), lanterns, and food offerings at temples or Butsudan (home altars). This tradition

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31
Jul

Unearthing the story of Japanese immigrants

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage

Unearthing the story of Japanese immigrants at site of former Oregon lumber company town OPB July 31, 2022 The classic black-and-white photos from early decades of the American West often

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28
Jul

Soil collection in Portland commemorates history

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage

KOIN 6, July 22, 2022 PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland will help create a new national monument dedicated to Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated in World War II. Soil will be

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21
Jul

‘Hate needs to stop now’

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage

‘Hate needs to stop now’: Groups speak out against racially motivated attacks in Portland KATU July 14, 2022 Several multicultural organizations and elected leaders came together Thursday after two instances

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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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14
Jul

‘It needs to stop’ Local organizations call for action after anti-Asian bias crimes

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage

‘It needs to stop’ Local organizations call for action after anti-Asian bias crimes KOIN 6 July 14, 2022 A coalition of organizations held a call-to-action Thursday after Portland became the

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24
Jun

In the Library: Paintings by Shiuko Sakai

By JAMO Category:Exhibits, From the Archives, Uncategorized

Shiuko Sakai was a beloved elder in the Japanese American community, a world traveler, a decorated civilian administrator for the US army, and a painter. Once Shiuko moved back to

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23
Jun

Who are your Pride Heroes?

By Erin Schmith Category:Uncategorized

This June, we are asking our museum visitors to share their Pride Heroes with us–whatever that means to them. Visitors can write the name or description of their heroes on

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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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