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Local Journalist Wins Emmy for Story on Internment Letters

Local ABC 10News journalist, Rina Nakano has been awarded a local Emmy  by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter for her story “Dear Miss Breed: Letters of Hope During Internment.”  For the story, she interviewed local Japanese American community member, Elizabeth Kikuchi Yamada about her correspondence with Miss Clara Breed, librarian at  San Diego Public Library, while her and her family were at Poston internment camp in Arizona during WWII. Watch her special report here

One Book, One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego is our region’s premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 14th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.” KPBS

2020 Selections – 

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Write to Me by Cynthia Grady and illustrated by Amiko Hirao

KPBS presented a special VIRTUAL event with activist and actor George Takei, author of “They Called Us Enemy,” the 2020 One Book, One San Diego selection. The program also featured a performance by Genbu Daiko at the Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego and an address by local historian Prof. Susan Hasegawa, followed by an interview with Mr. George Takei by KPBS Arts and Culture reporter, Beth Accomando.                          See VIDEO of this previously recorded event.

Poston Barrack Signs (see website)

Interesting Articles from JAHSSD Footprints newsletter:

The Japanese Association of Ensenada, 1930-2003

The Southern Blue Page: Serving San Diego and Imperial Counties 

New Year’s Eve Bell Ringing: A San Diego Tradition

The Sound of Friendship: Shelter Island’s Friendship Bell