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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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“More Than Miyagi” Movie Discussion Event on Zoom on May 2

Please join us for a virtual Zoom discussion on the movie: “More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story” on May 2, 2021, 1:00pm – 2:00pm CDT. You may RSVP for this event by emailing stljacl1@gmail.com and then you will receive … Continue reading

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2021 Reprint of “Nisei Kitchen” Now Available

The St. Louis JACL has just received newly printed copies of the “Nisei Kitchen” cookbook. We look forward to taking more orders for this Japanese American treasure! https://stlouisjacl.org/nisei-kitchen/

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2021 St. Louis JACL Scholarship Applications Are Closed

Students are welcome to apply to the local St. Louis JACL Scholarship that is separate from National JACL Scholarships. Any current or incoming undergraduates or graduate students at any college, trade school or graduate school may qualify. Preferred consideration will … Continue reading

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March 26, 2021 is Virtual National Day of Action and Healing

Participate in Virtual National Day of Action and Healing on Friday, March 26, 2021 by using the link below and joining on social media using #StopAsianHate. https://www.asianamericandayofaction.com/

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St. Louis JACL “Letter to Editor” Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Online Edition

Update: The print version of this opinion was printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch dated March 24, 2021. https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/mailbag/letter-japanese-americans-are-all-too-aware-of-racial-profiling/article_fd11bbd9-84b6-5c42-8e30-ccacec5aff38.html

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