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Day of Remembrance Event – February 27, 2022

Dr. Mitchell Maki, author and President/CEO of the Go For Broke National Education Center will speak at The Lodge in Des Peres, Missouri from 12:00-2:00 on February 27, 2022 on the anniversary of 1942’s Executive Order 9066, which lead to … Continue reading

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Janice Koizumi Has Passed Away

Long time St. Louis JACL member Janice (Hattori) Koizumi has passed away at the age of 101 in Chicago, Illinois, early in January 2022, just short of her 102nd birthday. Ms. Koizumi’s story was documented in the 2019 book “The … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL 75th Anniversary

Although 2021 marked the actual 75th anniversary of the inception of the St. Louis chapter of the JACL, we were unable to celebrate it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Instead, we have chosen this year, 2022, as the official year … Continue reading

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Holiday Social – December 2nd

St. Louis JACL held a holiday social on December 2, 2021 where chapter members and friends could socialize and catch up with each other. Good food and drink was had by all!

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A Celebration of Art Towata’s Work: November 27, 2021 – March 5, 2022

The Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois will be displaying exhibits of long-time St. Louis JACL member Art Towata’s art. For many years Mr. Towata regularly held demonstrations and exhibited his works at a booth at the annual Japanese Festival … Continue reading

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JACL Holiday Social – December 2, 2021

Please join St. Louis JACL members and friends for an informal, end-of-year gathering Thursday, December 2, 2021, 5:30-8:00pm in Clayton, Missouri. JACL is providing appetizers and drinks and will have the latest edition of the Nisei Kitchen cookbook available for … Continue reading

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JACL Youth Civic Dinner – November 18, 2021

On November 18, 2021 Kendal Takeshita, Midwest District Council Youth Representative, is hosting a Civic Dinner at 7:00-9:00pm Central Time. Civic Dinner is a meaningful conversation intended to serve as an opportunity to connect with other JACL Youth members about … Continue reading

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Red Lantern Night Market is Cancelled for October 2021!

We are sorry to announce that the Red Lantern Night Market event has been cancelled for October 22-23, 2021. We hope to be able to bring this event back in the future!

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KSDK Airing Discussion on Anti-Asian Hate in St. Louis Community

KSDK (NBC Channel 5 in St. Louis) is airing a discussion on Anti-Asian on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 11:00 am. Michelle Li of KSDK hosts the discussion that includes JACL member and former International Institute CEO, Anna Crosslin. https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/outreach/project-5/5-your-side-discussion-racism-healing-aapi-community-st-louis-michelle-li/63-2cce7af9-c098-46ed-821a-e893d41fd8b7

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FBI Campaign to Raise Awareness of “How to Report a Hate Crime”

https://www.ksdk.com/video/news/local/fbi-launches-campaign-to-raise-awareness-reporting-of-hate-crimes/63-82402dc7-4524-4f80-9c67-c315511f355f The FBI requests that you report any possible hate crime online at http://www.tips.fbi.gov or at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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