The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a community. "The Terror: Infamy" is set to premiere Monday and stars Derek Mio and original "Star Trek" cast member George Takei as they navigate the forced internment and supernatural spirits that surround them. It's the first television series depicting the internment of Japanese Americans on such a massive scale and camps were recreated with detail to illustrate the conditions and racism internees faced. The show's new season is part of the Ridley Scott-produced anthology series. The young fan, who loaned his bike to Watt for a Green Bay Packers tradition, was given a replacement. (Published Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019) Mio, who is fourth-generation Japanese American and plays Chester Nakayama, said he liked the idea of adding a supernatural element to a historical event such as Japanese American internment. He says he had relatives who … [Read more...] about New AMC Drama Follows Japanese American Internment Horror
By Jon Kawamoto | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: July 8, 2019 at 6:03 am | UPDATED: July 8, 2019 at 6:05 am EMERYVILLE — At the age of 99, Yae Wada says she’s finally over being angry and bitter about her incarceration during World War II. But she still thinks about her miscarriage as an internee. “It’s about time,” said Wada, of Berkeley, who turns 100 in November. “I was angry about the treatment (of the internees), what it did to our lives — it broke up so many families. I didn’t let it go because I remember too much. It was too hard to forget something like what happened.” Wada suffered a miscarriage at the Tanforan Assembly Center in San Bruno, a racetrack used to temporarily house the internees. She said there was no hospital at Tanforan and remembers being sick “constantly” during her seven months there in 1942. She reads and sees reports about the U.S. detention centers housing … [Read more...] about Japanese-American internee: ‘It’s happening all over again’
LAWTON, Okla. — Demonstrators including Japanese Americans who were detained as children by the U.S. government during World War II are speaking out against the Trump administration's plans to house migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base. Groups including the Japanese American National Museum and Densho, which documents the history of Japanese American incarceration, plan to protest Saturday outside Fort Sill near Lawton. They also will hang origami paper cranes in an effort to inspire hope for the migrant children. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement said this month it plans to temporarily place up to 1,400 kids at the base. Fort Sill housed migrant children in 2014 under the Obama administration. It was used to incarcerate hundreds of the approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese American people the federal government detained during the war with Japan. … [Read more...] about Japanese Americans detained as kids plan Fort Sill protest
Most of us learned in history class about the critical World War II chapters in the fight against Japan: Pearl Harbor, Midway, Iwo Jima. But who among us learned about Attu, site of the only ground campaign waged in North America during the entire war and a surpassingly brutal battle at that? Perhaps it's because Attu is the westernmost point of the United States, the last jewel in Alaska's necklace of Aleutian Islands. Perhaps it's because Attu's weather is so combative the island might be as difficult to reach as anywhere on the planet, but while the fight for Attu has been exiled to the smallest of military footnotes, a new book to be published this week by Simon and Schuster, a CBS company, tells the story of how 76 years ago, a Bible, a diary and two soldiers from opposite sides of the war came to define the impossibly remote island of Attu. 60 Minutes Overtime: The challenges of fighting-and filming-on Attu We set out in search of history, flying across the volcanic chain … [Read more...] about How a Japanese medic and American soldier became linked by World War II’s Battle of Attu
How much clearer could the evidence be? Yet still some people see the incarceration as morally ambiguous and possibly even defensible. As we struggle today with complex issues of citizenship, immigration, terrorism, social justice and public safety, it is time to stop equivocating about the Japanese American incarceration, once and for all. We must look to the facts of the incarceration, not the propaganda, to inform our debate. If we resist fear and political hype, Americanism can continue as a democratic ideal not defined by race, religion, gender or sexual identity. … [Read more...] about Japanese internment was wrong. Why do some of our leaders still try to justify it?