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Col. Bruce Hollywood, USAF (Ret), Executive Director
Outreach and Education:
Terry Shima, Chair
Wade Ishimoto, Vice President
National Archives Research:
Fumie Yamamoto,
Kay Wakatake,
Oral History Project:
Wade Ishimoto, Vice President
Contact: see above.
Quarterly Lunch:
Miyako Tanabe, Coordinator
Round Robin:
Brett Egusa, Editor
Speakers Bureau:
Terry Shima
Contact: see above.

The Japanese American Veterans Association

Our Mission

JAVA is a fraternal, patriotic, educational and historical organization with the purposes of preserving and strengthening comradeship among its members, perpetuating the memory and history of our departed comrades, maintaining true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, upholding its Constitution and Laws, and maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom, and independently and in concert with other veterans organizations, striving to obtain for veterans, reservists, active duty military personnel and their families full benefit of their rightful entitlements as veterans.

The Japanese American Veterans' Association, Inc. (JAVA), a non-profit Section 501(c) 19 veterans' organization, was incorporated in 1992 under the laws of the State of Maryland.

Association's Profile

JAVA members include Japanese American veterans of the WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam, and Gulf War eras.

Our members also include spouses, friends, relatives, and in many cases supporters of JAVA's goals and objectives.

Goals and Objectives

Providing assistance, as needed, to member veterans and their widows and dependents.

Perpetuating the memory of deceased Japanese American veterans.

Conducting educational programs to emphasize the contributions of Japanese American war veterans including speeches, and discussion panels for various civic, religious, political and educational groups.

Sponsoring social and recreational activities in keeping with the patriotic spirit of national holidays.

Promoting the spirit of patriotism and national pride among the younger generation, particularly those of Japanese ancestry.

Sponsoring financial assistance and scholarships for needy and deserving dependents of deceased Japanese American veterans.

Maintaining liaison with other veterans' organizations, including Japanese American Military Intelligence Service, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion groups.

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