“Rising Son” chronicles personal story of a Japanese American WWII soldier

A new book tells the story of Masao Abe, who died in 2013 at age 96, and his service in the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service during World War II.
Mar 6, 2019

Russian-American Cultural Festival

On Sunday, May 6, Russian American Cooperation Initiative invites everyone to take part in Seattle’s largest annual tribute to World War II heroes by participating in the Immortal Regiment World War II Memorial Walk and the Russian-American Cultural Festival dedicated to American and Soviet World War II veterans. The Immortal Regiment Memorial Walk is an […]
Apr 30, 2018

The Cold War: A World History

Join us to hear award-winning author and Harvard Kennedy School of Government Professor Arne Westad, who will offer a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe. From Soweto to Hollywood, Hanoi, and Hamburg, young men and women felt they were fighting for the future […]
Jan 29, 2018

Seeking refuge in the U.S. after fleeing persecution in Hitler’s Austria

Claire Ellinger's family worried until the last minute that they would not make it out of Nazi-era Austria.
Jan 3, 2018

Grant to help Filipino community honor Bataan survivors, Seattle Filipino leaders

The Filipino Community of Seattle plans two historical installations when it expands its community center in the Rainier Valley.
May 30, 2017

Khizr Khan’s words echo for Japanese American World War II Gold Star families

The speech challenging Donald Trump's anti-Muslim prejudice has parallels with incarcerated Japanese American families whose sons died fighting for the U.S.
Aug 4, 2016

International District’s Panama Hotel up for sale

The Panama Hotel plays an important part of Seattle's Japanese American history. The current owner hopes that will be preserved.
Jan 15, 2016

S. Korea, Japan reach agreement on wartime “comfort women”

The issue of "comfort women," the euphemistic name for women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels, has long plagued ties between the neighbors.
Dec 29, 2015

What it felt like to play a piano that survived the Hiroshima bombing

On the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, a Seattle teen traveled to Japan for a goodwill concert.
Aug 5, 2015
Ryun Yu portrays Gordon Hirabayashi. (Photo by Michael Lamont)

‘Hold These Truths’ play about Gordon Hirabayashi reprises bigger Seattle run

Biographical play "Hold These Truths" depicting Gordon Hirabayashi's fight for civil rights sees a big sophomore year at Seattle's ACT Theatre.
Jul 20, 2015