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Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) invites all to celebrate their Virtual Mochi Tsuki, January 8-31, 2022.

Learn the significance of mochi in Japanese culture, get an introduction to Bainbridge Island JA community history, try out some new skills at home, and view a special performance by Seattle Kokon Taiko! May 2022 be filled with prosperity, fortune, and good health. Akemashite Omedetō! Happy New Year!


OCA-GS, Seattle Chapter JACL, American Ethnic Studies-UW will host a showing of Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066, a documentary film by Jon Osaki, on Saturday, February 12th, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm PT at the Ethnic Cultural Theater.

Alternative Facts is a one-hour documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The film sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. A post-film panel with John Osaki, Lorraine Bannai, and Stan Shikuma, will also examine the parallels to the current climate of fear, targeting of immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

The Wing Luke Museum hosts a Book Talk on Those Who Helped Us: Assisting Japanese Americans During the War (on Zoom) on Thursday, February 17, 7 PM PST

Join author Ken Mochizuki and illustrator Kiku Hughes for a virtual preview of a new graphic novel based on remembered acts of support and solidarity from non-Japanese American neighbors and friends during WWII. Contact PROGRAMS@WINGLUKE.ORG for more information.

ICHS welcomes you to join them in their 2022 Lunar New Year Virtual 5k at the time of your choice, from Friday, February 18, 2022 to Sunday, February 27, 2022!

Runners and walkers of any age are welcome – invite your friends & family! Every dollar from registrations will fund free and low-cost health care services for patients in our community. Get your registration in early! The first 200 registrants will be gifted a free Nike towel in their race packets. (Don’t worry, if you’ve already registered, you’re on the list). Early Bird Registration: $30 before February 1.  


Tsuru for Solidarity, Seattle and Puyallup JACL Chapters, Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee and others hold a REMEMBER AND RESIST - DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 1942-2022 event from Puyallup Fairground to the Northwest Detention Center on Saturday, February 19th, 10 am at Puyallup Fairground, 12 pm at NWDC.

February 19, 2022, marks 80 years since President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the military authorization to remove and detain over 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Many JAs in King and Pierce counties were first detained at Puyallup Fairground before long-term incarceration at Minidoka, ID and Tule Lake, CA. Immigrants crossing the southern border today are being held in mass detention sites and families are being separated. Join us in saying Stop Repeating History and Never Again Is Now.


The Wing Luke Museum offers special tours in honor of Day of Remembrance throughout February and March 2022.

On the 80th anniversary of the signing of EO 9066, join the Wing Luke Museum’s Japanese American Remembrance Trail Tour for an in-person experience. Take a walk with Museum guides to different sites to memorialize and remember the stories and history of old Japantown before World War II and the unjust incarceration of Japanese American citizens. This tour is 1.5-2 hours long and approximately 1-1.5 miles. Book your tickets in advance as space is limited to only a capacity of 20 per tour time. Tours offered on: February 5 — February 12 — February 19 — February 26 — March 5 — March 12 — March 19 — March 26 

For more info please visit WINGLUKE.ORG/TOURS or email TOURS@WINGLUKE.ORG.

The Wing Luke Museum offers a Teacher workshop: Those Who Helped Us: Assisting Japanese Americans During the War Curriculum Training (via Zoom) on Sunday, February 26.

This event is aimed at educators to use the graphic novel in their classrooms. Contact MHAYASHI@WINGLUKE.ORG for more information.

Seattle Chapter JACL offers six scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate/professional students. Application deadline is March 4.

Established in 1921, the vision of the Japanese American Citizens League is to be one of the nation’s preeminent organizations in the United States in the areas of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural understanding and civil and human rights.  The JACL continues to develop national programs and strategies to carry out this mission. We promote the continuous regeneration of leadership in all aspects of public and community life; as a part of this vision, the JACL has offered scholarships to deserving young adults for many years. For info and application forms: HTTP://SEATTLEJACL.ORG/PROGRAMS/SCHOLARSHIPS/

The 2022 JACL National Scholarship Program is now open for Submissions! Due date for entering Frosh applications is March 4. Due date for all other applications is April 1.

The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946.  The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. The National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to students who are entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, in the creative & performing arts, and those with financial need.  All scholarships are one-time awards. For info and applications: HTTPS://JACL.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS