News

2018

Winter 2017/2018 – National Park Service, U.S. Dept of the Interior, Japanese American Confinement Site Grant Program, 2017: A Year in Review –      Preserving and Interpreting World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites [pp. 46 and 48]

January, 2018 – Wheel of Dharma, Buddhist Churches of America, Venice Jr. YBA cleans Japanese American Memorial Monument, page 3

February 2, 2018 – Venice Arts, Venice Streets, a short documentary film about the history of Venice from its founding by Abbot Kinney to current issues of gentrification. Made 2016-2017 by the Advanced Film students ages 14-18 (4 minute mark: Arnold Maeda on incarceration, and Phyllis Hayashibara on the VJAMM)

February 29, 2018 – Yo! Venice, Learning from the Past: Once feared as spies, these Manzanar internees now speak freely to Venice High School students

March, 2018 – Venice High School Website, WLGS Magnet: Guest Speakers from VJAMM (link to Yo! Venice article online)

March, 2018 – Free Venice Beachhead, Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument [at Venice High School, on page 4]

March 9, 2018 – Rafu Shimpo, Venice High School Hears from VJAMM, Manzanar Panel 

March 9, 2018 – Pacific Citizen, VJAMM Committee Members and Former Manzanar Internees Speak to High School Students About Their Wartime Experiences

March 27, 2018 – Venice Paparazzi, Support the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument!

April, 2018 – Free Venice Beachhead, The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) Committee will hold its 2018 Commemoration and 7th annual fundraiser at Hama Sushi on Thursday, April 19, page 12

April 11, 2018 – Rafu Shimpo, Commemoration, Fundraiser for Venice JA Monument

April 12, 2018 – Rafu Shimpo, Beyond Baroque Reprises “May Sky” Internment Haiku Event (page 2)

April 18, 2018 – Argonaut, A Survivor Remembers . . . .Mae Kakehashi (Print edition cover story on pages 10 and 11)

April 19, 2018 – Venice Beach Fun, The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) Committee will hold its 2018 Commemoration and 7th annual fundraiser at Hama Sushi on Thursday, April 19

May 10, 2018 – Rafu Shimpo, Venice Dolphins, Girl Scout Troop 5325 Maintain VJAMM, pages 1 and 4

May, 2018 – Free Venice Beachhead, Behind Barbed Wire: Music, poetry, a documentary film, and a panel discussion . . . .

June 23, 2018 – VJAMM Committee member Brian Maeda speaks at the Keep Families Together rally in Westwood

August 6, 2018 – Rafu Shimpo, High Public Interest in Preview of “We Said, NO, NO!” 

September, 2018 – Free Venice Beachhead, YouthBuild Helps Maintain VJAMM, page 6

September 6, 2018 – Yo!Venice, Venice Community Housing YouthBuild Helps Maintains VJAMM

September 24, 2018 – Rafu Shimpo, Venice Community Housing YouthBuild Helps Maintain VJAMM

 

2017

February 2, 2017 – Malibu Times, Survivor of WWII Japanese Internment Camps Feels Deja Vu

February 8, 2017 – Malibu Surfside News, The War was an excuse to get rid of us/Sharing a snapshot in history

February 21, 2017 – Santa Monica Daily Press, Dedication of VJAMM planned for Thursday, April 27 (page 3)

February 27, 2017 – Rafu Shimpo, $10K donated to Venice JA Memorial

March, 2017 – Free Venice Beachhead, Dedication of Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument planned for Thursday, April 27, 2017

March 1, 2017 – Westsidetoday.com, Malibu City Council Approves Grant to Help Fund Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument

March 3, 2017 – Malibu Times, Council Allocates $5,000 Toward Internment Camp Memorial

March 3, 2017 – Yo!Venice, Monument Marks a Dark Corner in Venice

March 7, 2017 – Santa Monica Mirror, Monument to Mark Our Neighbor’s Dark Corner

March 7, 2017 – Canyon News by Arjun Balasundaram and Casey Jacobs, Venice Japanese American Memorial Received $5,000 Grant [from Malibu City Council]

Spring, 2017, Venice High School Alumni Association ACCLAIM, pages 8 – 9, VJAMM Dedication and Fundraiser Thursday, April 27, 2017  (not online)

April, 2017 – Free Venice Beachhead, front page and page 11, VJAMM Dedication Ceremony April 27, 2017

April 9, 2017 – Venice Paparazzi, Support the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker!

April 14 – 27, 2017 – Yo!Venice, page 5, VJAMM Dedication, featuring photo of Mae Kakehashi

April 22, 2017, Venice Update, Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker Dedication Thursday

April 25, 2017 – Rafu Shimpo, Venice JA Memorial Monument to be Dedicated Thursday

April 25, 2017 – Venice Paparazzi, The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Dedication Ceremony and VJAMM Fundraiser is set for this Thurs, April 27

April 26, 2016 – Venice Patch, Venice Monument Remembering Japanese Internment Camps to be Unveiled

April 27, 2017 – Blogtown by CJ Gronner, The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Dedication-Never Again

April 27, 2017 – Westside Today – Yo Venice by Chella [Cailley Formichella],  3 minute edited video on VJAMM Dedication

April 27, 2017 – Venice Neighborhood Council, Dedication of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument, April 27, 2017

April 28, 2017 – Rafu Shimpo by George Toshio Johnston, 75 Years After EO 9066, Monument to Past intersects with Present

April 29, 2017 – Rafu Shimpo caption, Venice Remembers, page 3 (not yet posted online)

May 1, 2017 – Venice Update by Darryl DuFay, Japanese American Memorial Marker Dedicated 

May 2, 2017 – Rafu Shimpo by George Toshio Johnston, Venice Monument Dedicated at West Los Angeles Intersection (see April 28, 2017 posting)

May 3, 2017 – Argonaut News by Beige Luciano-Adams, A Marker of the Past, a Warning for the Future

May 5, 2017 – Wave Wire Services, Monument Dedicated on Anniversary of Internment

May 9, 2017 – Yo!Venice by Mel, Venice’s Dark History Memorialized

May, 2017 – Free Venice Beachhead by Alice Stek, VJAMM – It’s finally here! and by Jim Smith, There’s a Monolith at Venice and Lincoln

May 27, 2017 – Streamed live by Tony Vera, 3.5 minute video, Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument with text by Beige Luciano-Adams: VENICE JAPANESE-AMERICAN MEMORIAL MONUMENT DEDICATION STIRS VIVID RECOLLECTIONS OF WWII INTERNMENTS

June 2017 – Sullaway Engineering Newsletter, Engineering a Historical Monument

June 19, 2017 – Rafu Shimpo, VJAMM Committee Receives Certificate of Recognition [from Los Angeles Board of Publicv Works]

June 22, 2017 – Westside Today, Senior Girl Scout Troop 5325 First to Maintain VJAMM

June 26, 2017 – Venice Paparazzi, New Monument on the corner of Venice and Lincoln! Come see what is all about [sic] at Venice Historical Society’s “The Lives of the Venice Japanese Americans” event on June 29th! 

September 2, 2017 – Mike Bonin’s Neighborhoods First Newsletter, VJAMM Memorial Committee Honored, page 36

September 6, 2017 – Rafu Shimpo, JA, Muslim Amcrican Communities to Show Solidarity in Venice 

September 16, 2017 – Rafu Shimpo, Venice Buddhist Temple Jr. YBA Maintains VJAMM

September 19, 2017 – Venice – WLA JACL, 1,000 Cranes Presented as Symbol of Friendship and Solidarity Between Japanese American and Muslim American Community

2016

April 2016 – Free Venice Beachhead, VENICE JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL MONUMENT (page 5)

April 1, 2016 – Rafu Shimpo, Fundraiser at Hama Sushi for Venice JA Memorial Marker

April 15, 2016 – Yo!Venice!, The History That Haunts Venice Beach[features Arnold Maeda and Mae Kakehashi]

April 27, 2016 – Venice Paparazzi, 5th Annual Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) fundraiser at Hama Sushi!

May 2, 2016 – Free Venice Beachhhead, Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument [features David Williams of Williams Monument Company in Arvin, California]

May 13, 2016 – Rafu Shimpo, Restaurant Raises Funds for Venice JA Memorial

August 8, 2016 – Rafu Shimpo, County Supervisor Contributes $5000 for Venice JA Memorial

September 15, 2016 – Rafu Shimpo, VJAMM Obelisk to be Shipped to California Soon

September 30, 2016 – Venice Paparazzi, Congratulations to the AK Festival Community Grant recipients, and Venice Spirit awardees

October 4, 2016 – Santa Monica Daily Press, Internment Camp Memorial Making its Way to Venice

October 4, 2016 – Yo!Venice,  Abbot Kinney Festival Association Grants VJAMM $1,700 for Educational Curriculum

October 2016 – Free Venice Beachhead, Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument – Moving Forward: AKF Association Grants VJAMM $1,700 for Educational Curriculum; Santa Monica City Council Awards $5K to VJAMM

October 12, 2016 – Rafu Shimpo, Santa Monica City Council Awards $5K to Venice JA Memorial

October 14 – 17, 2016 – Yo!Venice, Santa Monica City Council Awards $5K to VJAMM [not yet online]

November 8, 2016 – Yo!Venice, A Monumental Task

November 2016 – Venice Community Housing Newsletter, Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument [not yet online]

November 21, 2016 – Rafu Shimpo, VJAMM Obelisk Arrives for Engraving

December 29, 2016 – Y0!Venice, A Month of Movements that Matter

2015

March 28, 2015 – Rafu Shimpo,  Board of Public Works Supports Venice JA Memorial Marker

April 2015 – Free Venice Beachhead,  Update: Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker

April 2015 – Venice Update,  Hama Sushi Raises Funds for VJAMM

April 7, 2015 – Yo! Venice,  Support the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker

April 13, 2015 – Santa Monica Daily Press ,  A local push for a pillar of hope

April 20, 2015 – Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple,  VJAMM Fundraiser

April 21, 2015 – Venice Paparazzi,  Save the Date!

April 23, 2015 – Venice Chamber of Commerce, 4th Annual VJAMM Committee Fundraiser at Hama Sushi

April 23, 2015 – Venice Neighborhood Council, 4th Annual VJAMM Committee Fundraiser at Hama Sushi Restaurant

 

2014

January 30, 2014 – Rafu Shimpo,  Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Buddhist Education Committee Film Festival 2014

March 2, 2014 – Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 2014 Venice Buddhist Film Festival: Final Installment

April 18, 2014 – Rafu Shimpo, Knabe Donates $5K to Venice Memorial Marker

May 23, 2014 – SM Mirror, Japanese American Memorial Group Reaches $100,000 Fundraising Goal inSanta Monica Mirror (Photo op with California State Senator Ted Lieu and his $5,000 donation to the VJAMM.)

May 30, 2014 – Rafu Shimpo, Photo op with California State Senator Ted Lieu and his $5,000 donation to the VJAMM.

November 20, 2015 – Venice Paparazzi, Hama Sushi celebrates 35 years in Venice

December 10, 2014 –  Argonaut,  Local Heroes, 2014 (includes Phyllis Hayashibara of the VJAMM Committee)

December 16, 2014 – Rafu Shimpo,  The First Century is the Hardest (VJAMM listed on page 2 of 6 as one of the organizations that Fred Hoshiyama has worked with.)

 

2013

March 1, 2013 – Rafu Shimpo,  Yaroslavsky Donates $5,000 to Venice JA Memorial

April 1, 2013 – Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, VJAMM Fundraiser

April 22, 2013 – Yo! Venice,  VJAMM Fundraiser at Hama This Thursday

April 25, 2013 – Free Venice Beachhead,  Fundraiser at Hama Sushi on Thursday, April 25”

October 9, 2013 –  Venice: Japanese American memorial marker project gets $5,000 donation from Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

November 29, 2013 – Mark Ridley-Thomas donates $5K for Venice JA Memorial Marker

 

2012

May 16, 2012 – VIDEO: 70th Commemoration and Monument Replica Unveiling Ceremony

May 3, 2012 – The Argonaut, Former internees get peek at planned memorial marker on 70th anniversary of relocation

May 2012 – Free Venice Beachhead, Scene of the Crime: Marker Unveiled Where Japanese-Americans Were Taken to Camps

April 25, 2012 – Yo! Venice, Japanese American Memorial Marker Unveiled

April 24, 2012 – Yo! Venice, Japanese American Internment Commemoration Ceremony Tomorrow

March 22, 2012 – ENews Park Forest, VJAMM awarded $50,000 Confinement Site Grant from U.S. Department of the Interior

 

2011

April 28, 2011 – The Argonaut, Venice: Former internees gather on anniversary to commemorate planned Japanese-American memorial marker

April 26, 2011 – Venice Patch, Plans Unveiled for Japanese American Memorial Marker

April 26, 2011 – The Open Daily, Memorial for WWII Japanese Internment Camp Victims to be Installed in Venice

April 25, 2011 – Annenberg TV News, Video interview with former internee Brian Maeda

April 25, 2011 – KPFK.org Radio, KPFK Interview by Dan Fritz with Arnold Maeda, Scott Pine, Phyllis Hayashibara, Bill Rosendahl (starts at 38:00 thru 41:35).

April 23, 2011 – Venice Patch, Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee, Fred Koremastu’s refusal to comply with orders of internment goes all the way to the Supreme Court

April 20, 2011 – Malibu Times, Amy (Takahashi) Aoki, a member of the only Japanese American in Malibu in 1942, remembers Manzanar

April 15, 2011 – Yo! Venice, Venice Japanese Memorial Marker Groundbreaking

April 15, 2011 – VJAMM Press Release, Memorial Marker Groundbreaking Ceremony (Monday, Arpril 25th, 10:00 AM) at Venice Street Corner used for Gathering US Citizens Ordered to Internment Camps in 1942

April 7, 2011 – Venice High School Oarsman, Venice Groundbreaking for Japanese Internment Memorial to be Held on Lincoln Boulevard

 

2010

September 12, 2010 – KCET Departures, VJAMM slide presentation

September 8, 2010 – Manzanar Committee, blog.manzanarcommittee.org

July 2010 – Venice Beachhead, “Support Building for Japanese Internment Memorial at Venice and Lincoln Boulevard” (former internee and VJAMM Committee member Arnold Maeda interview)

April 2010 – Venice Beachhead “Japanese-American Memorial Marker at Lincoln and Venice Boulevards?” (article by Venice High teacher and VJAMM Committee member Phyllis Hayashibara

 

2009

July 2009 – Venice Beachhead, “Students Continue Campaign for Memorial for Japanese Who Were Taken to World War II Camps”

May 29, 2009 Los Angeles City Council Meeting

June 2009 – Venice Beachheaad, “Venice High Students Push For Memorial For Japanese” (students’ letters to Councilman Bill Rosendhal

April 2009 – Venice Beachheaad, “When our Japanese neighbors
were sent to concentration camps” (article by Venice High student Scott Ueda, Jr.

 

2003

April 2003 – Venice Beachhead, Newspaper first prints photo from April 25, 1942

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