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Wade Ishimoto, Vice President
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Major General Susan K. Mashiko retires

Posted on September 9, 2014

Major General Susan K. Mashiko honored for contributions she made to the U.S. Air Force and the Intelligence Community during her 34-year career.

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Japan Imperial Navy Z Plan – Two Nisei Served on Translation Team

Posted on August 9, 2014

An incredible story of how this document came into US hands and was used by US naval commanders in the battle of the Philippines Sea.
This article refers to an 18 page time line of the acquisition and use of the Z Plan available on the JAVA website.

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JAVA Fundraiser to Support Fisher House

Posted on July 26, 2014

For 2014, the JAVA Executive Council has decided to support the Fisher House organization. Since 2013, JAVA has had a program to support selected organizations that provide assistance to American military veterans and their families.

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JAVA Announces Nine Scholarship Winners and $20K Museum Donation

Posted on July 22, 2014

At the July 2014 JAVA Quarterly Lunch, JAVA Announced Nine Scholarship Winners, Irene Hirano Inouye Congratulated the Winners, and JAVA Makes $20K Donation to US Army Museum.

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The Story of the Golden Cranes of the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism

Posted on June 8, 2014

Description of the two Golden Cranes of the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism as written by its sculptor, Nina M. Akamu

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JAVA Celebrated Memorial Day 2014 with events at Arlington Cemetery and March on Constitution Avenue

Posted on June 5, 2014

During the 2014 Memorial Day weekend, the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) participated in the 66th Annual Memorial Day Service at Arlington National Cemetery and in the 9th Annual Memorial Day march on Constitution Avenue

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Wade Ishimoto Inducted as Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment

Posted on May 13, 2014

JAVA Vice President Wade Ishimoto, Captain, U.S. Army (Ret), was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on April 25, 2014

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Day of Remembrance at the Smithsonian Museum on February 19, 2014

Posted on February 19, 2014

On February 19th, 2014, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History held a ceremony marking the return of the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 11, 2014 JAVA Executive Council Meeting
November 11, 2014 JAVA Veterans Day Program, National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism, Washington, D.C. 2:00 PM
December 6, 2014 JAVA Executive Council Meeting
January 17, 2015 JAVA Annual Meeting luncheon at Harvest Moon Restaurant, Falls Church, Virginia. 11:30 AM

 

Feature Article -Congressional Gold Medal for members of 442nd RCT, 100th Bn, and MIS


 

Click here to see what took place in Washington, DC 1-3 Nov 2011 to honor the members of the 442nd RCT, 100th Bn, and the Military Intelligence Service.

View our past Feature Articles - Click Here

Regional organizations are hosting  Congressional Gold Medal events around the country.  See the Calendar events below.

 


Announcements

& Requests

 

 

From Visitors to our Site

"We are doing a history group project about Japanese-American Internment Camps during WWII and were wondering if there are any veterans that are available for us to interview through email. " - Carolyn ceely07_11@yahoo.com

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See pictures of the JAVA coin here! Click on image to enlarge.

 

The JAVA coins are now for sale for $10, plus $1 shipping/handling.  Please send your order to:  JAVA Books, P.O. Box 59, Dunn Loring, VA  22027   Checks should be made out to "JAVA"

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Congressional

 Gold Medal Events

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 Many Thanks to the Generous Donations from our members and friends:

     General Scholarship Fund

Robert F. Nannini (OR)

Ranger Hirabayashi Scholarship Fund

Lynn Bettencourt (PA)

Etsu Masaoka Scholarship Fund

Grant and Amy Ujifusa (NY)

COL PHil Ishio Scholarship Fund

Constance N. Ishio (MD)

JAVA General Fund

Yabitoon Books (CA)
Barabara Gardien (Wash DC)
Bryan Horikami (MD)
Judge Charles and Dorie Kabayashi (CA)
Col Bruce Hollywood, USAF (Ret) VA)

Round Robin and Advocate

CAPT Homer Yasui, USNR (Ret) and Miyuki (OR)

 Regional organizations are holding  Congressional Gold Medal programs as per schedule below:




    

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