Japanese Americans commemorate the 74th anniversary of World War II internment

japanese internment day of remembrance

By Jenny G. Zhang Jean Mishima was 6 years old when she and her family were forced to leave their home in California and relocate to an internment camp 600 miles away in Gila River, Arizona. “My parents, they lost everything,” Mishima recalled. Their five acres of farmland, their livelihoods, their dignity – all of […]

The long and (very) short of bonsai


By Claire Donnelly Chris Baker has 269 children. His children are green, grow leaves and live at the Chicago Botanic Garden. They’re bonsai trees.

Anger erupts over “comfort women” settlement between Japan and South Korea

By Jenny Lee and Jenny G. Zhang Min-Ah Cho feels like the last 20 years have been wasted. Cho visited Chicago for a demonstration last Wednesday to protest a recent settlement reached by the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea to end the two countries’ long-standing dispute over Japan’s sexual enslavement of thousands of […]