Coming of Age in Japan

By Ken Furusawa In Japan, people are legally considered an adult when they reach 20 years old. It is one of the most important moments for Japanese people throughout their life. After Japanese people turn 20 years old, they can drink, smoke and make loan contracts by themselves. What is […]

Day of Remembrance in Olympia

  BY KEN FURUSAWA On February 15, 2017, we visited the Legislative Building in Olympia to attend the event ‘Day of Remembrance’ held at the House of Washington State Legislature. ‘Day of the Remembrance’ is the day when people in the United States look back at the history of Executive […]

Remembering Executive Order 9066 with jazz

BY KEN FURUSAWA The JCCCW held a small jazz concert on the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 2017 at the JCCCW. The event was titled ‘Panama Hotel Jazz’ and performed by 5 musicians, including Steve Griggs. The remembrance was attended by 80 people, who showed up to […]