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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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National Reporting of Increases in Anti-Asian Violence Incidents

The White House, Asian American organizations, and national media have spotlighted the rise in Anti-Asian violence incidents since the start of the Pandemic in 2020. Although the number of reported incidents in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and state of … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Mourns Loss of Ronald Katsuyama

The St. Louis JACL is saddened by the passing of Ronald Katsuyama of the Dayton JACL Chapter on March 2, 2021. Ron was well-known to the St. Louis JACL because of his long-standing participation in the Midwest District Council of … Continue reading

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2021 JACL National Scholarship Program

Freshman applications are now closed. Applications for the general (non-freshman) scholarship are now open until April 1, 2021. Information is available on the JACL website http://www.jacl.org and can be accessed by clicking on the “Youth” tab.

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2021 National JACL Scholarships Now Open!

The 2021 National JACL Scholarships are now available for students. Freshman applicants must be JACL members and must submit their applications on line through the link below by March 1, 2021. The local St. Louis JACL Scholarships will be open … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Mourns Passing of Harry Hayashi

St. Louis JACL member and 1954 St. Louis Chapter President, Harry Hayashi, passed away on December 23, 2020 at age 102 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Hayashi served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 160th Hospital … Continue reading

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Send a Crane to National Park Service

The National Park Service is collecting cranes, with personal messages of peace, in one of three formats to be saved as part of “Messages of Peace.” The cranes will be collected in a time capsule to be opened in 2045, … Continue reading

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Nisei Kitchen Mentioned in Tadaima!

Tabemasho! Let’s Eat! by author Gil Asakawa of Mile Hi Chapter was part of the collaboration Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage Week 6 LIVE Event. During this video Mr. Asakawa made mention of our very own St. Louis JACL cookbook, … Continue reading

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JACL National Digital Storytelling Competition

The Digital Storytelling Competition for the JACL National Youth/Student Council is open for submissions until August 15, 2020.

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2020 Book Club Selection

The JACL Book Club selection for 2020 is “The Block Manager: A True Story of Love in the Midst of Japanese American Internment Camps” by Judy Mundle published by Open Books Press. St. Louis resident Ms. Mundle wrote the story … Continue reading

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