News

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

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 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 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 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 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

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!

 

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