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JACL Announces Launch of Centennial Education Fund

The National JACL has announced the start of fundraising for the JACL Centennial Education Fund to help fulfill its mission by providing critically important education programs, tools, and resources towards the next 100 years of civil rights. Former Secretary of … Continue reading

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Missouri History Museum Conducts Virtual Presentation by Robin Hattori on July 22

St. Louis JACL Board Member Robin Hattori will speak virtually on Zoom on July 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm Central Daylight Time as part of the Missouri History Museum series on St. Louis. “How the Hattoris Became St. Louisans: One … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Announces Passing of Joe Yokota

Former St. Louis JACL Board of Directors member, Joe Yokota, passed away July 10, 2021 at age 94. Mr. Yokota was a longtime McDonnell Douglas engineer and resident of Hazelwood, Missouri. For many years Joe was the chairperson for the … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Mourns Loss of Rosalyn Borg

The St. Louis JACL mourns the loss of Rosalyn Borg who passed away June 27, 2021. Ms. Borg served as St. Louis area director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) from 1988-2001. In 1987 Ms. Borg led the AJC’s advocacy … Continue reading

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2021 St. Louis JACL Scholarship Awards Announced!

The St. Louis JACL congratulates two 2021 St. Louis JACL Scholarship recipients. The St. Louis JACL Scholarship Fund is made possible by the Yamamoto and Tanaka families and generous fundraising and gifts by JACL members and friends. Robert Dahlberg-Sears, of … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL President Ron Sakai Mentioned in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Article

St. Louis JACL President Ronald Sakai was interviewed as part of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article written by Aisha Sultan that ran April 12, 2021. https://thesouthern.com/lifestyles/hostility-slurs-and-activism-asian-americans-in-st-louis-share-pandemic-stories/article_5aeb381e-acf5-533f-9b9c-993a2f302d59.html

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June 11-12 Red Lantern Night Market at Mad Art Gallery

Japan America Society of St. Louis is presenting the Red Lantern Night Market at Mad Art Gallery on 2727 S. 12th Street (near Anheuser-Busch), from 7pm – 12 midnight on June 11-12, 2021. This event will provide adults 21+ with … Continue reading

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July 4th Picnic Event Canceled for 2021, But Venue Is Still Available

The Annual St. Louis JACL July 4th Picnic at Vlasis Park, Ballwin, Missouri is canceled for 2021, however, Vlasis Park Pavilion #2 (West side of park, nearest to the Police Station) is still available for St. Louis JACL members and … Continue reading

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June 8 Virtual Presentation by Japan America Society – Home: Japanese Americans in St. Louis

Dr. Chikako Usui, chairman of the board of the Japan America Society (JAS) of St. Louis and associate professor of sociology at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, will provide an overview of Japanese Americans’ settlement of St. Louis. … Continue reading

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2021 Kakehashi Program Applications Are Open – Deadline Extended to June 13

Each year 100-200 participants are selected to participate in the JACL Kakehashi Program and travel to Japan in the spirit of cross country and cultural exchange. This program is coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan … Continue reading

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