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Korean-American Film “Minari” Discussion Event

On February 21, 2021 members of the St. Louis JACL held an impromptu Zoom meeting to discuss the film drama “Minari” that was earlier available for streaming. “Minari” is the immigrant story of a Korean-American family that moves to an … 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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St. Louis JACL Sponsorship of SLIFF

The St. Louis JACL is sponsoring the 2020 St. Louis International Film Festival film “A Shot Through the Wall” directed by Aimee Long. The film is set in modern-day New York and touches themes of media, justice, and racial politics. … Continue reading

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2021 JACL Book Club Selection: “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

The novel “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett has been selected for the 2021 JACL Book Club scheduled for January 8, 2021. This book discussion will be conducted virtually using Zoom. We invite anyone that wants to participate to contact … Continue reading

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Wendy Roll Receives Past President’s Pin

Wendy Roll, now resident of Huntsville, Alabama, recently received her much deserved JACL Past President’s Pin. Mrs. Roll was the longest serving president in St. Louis JACL Chapter history presiding during the years 2003 to 2019. Congratulations, Wendy, and thank … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Honors Bob and Anne Mitori

A brick at the circular courtyard of the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden was dedicated to Bob and Anne Mitori on June 10, 2020 for their over 50 years of contribution to the … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Mourns Passing of Richard Henmi

St. Louis JACL member and 1956 St. Louis Chapter President, Richard Henmi, passed away on July 7, 2020 at age 96. Mr. Henmi was famous for designing the “Flying Saucer” building at Grand Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue in midtown … Continue reading

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Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story

On May 8, 2019, a private screening was held at Nine Network in St. Louis for the documentary “Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story” which aired later in the year on PBS. A panel discussion with Nine Network … Continue reading

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2020 St. Louis JACL Scholarship Awards Announcement

St. Louis JACL is proud to announce the recipients of its the 2020 Scholarship Awards. Tyler Young Han Kim is a sophomore at Truman State University. Tyler is president of the Japanese language club at his school and is a … Continue reading

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