It is JACL's mission is to secure and uphold the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others, and to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans
Sho Jo Ji at the Asian Lantern Festival
2018 JACL Scholarship Winner Madelyn Conley presented by Bev Kerecman and Ken Arie
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The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created in 1980 to investigate the constitutional and ethical objections of Executive Order 9066.
Read this excerpt from the Japanese American Redress Collection at Northeastern Illinois University
Here is the testimony of Ike Komatsu in 1981. Ike Komatsu lived in Shaker Hts and was an exec at Mr. Coffee. Some may remember he and his wife.
I found this a touching description of his time in camp and the effects on his family. As I read more of these accounts, I am amazed that the people who had suffered loss of livelihood, health and self worth were able to recover.
2018 Community Picnic was held August 12.
Thanks to the many generous donors, CJAF was able to award a scholarshiip for $1000, and JACL awarded two scholarships - one was donated in memory of Tom and Martha Oye by their son Tom Oye of Parma, Ohio.
Next years picnic will be August 11 at Furnace Run.
National JACL Announces 2019 Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019
30 college scholarships for students who are incoming college freshmen, undergraduates and graduates, and those specializing in law and the creative/performing arts.
A great video from Kids Meet - an interview with a child about the Japanese Incarceration during WWII
Watch the Ohio State University Japanese Student Organization perform SorenBushi
YES - our kids are celebrating their heritage!