Liberators aren’t forgotten by a grateful France: Nisei soldiers appointed to French Legion of Honor

Eighteen Mauians who were members of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team will be awarded France's highest honorific medal.

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Dr. Seiya Ohata interviewed for NVMC's Hanashi Oral History Program

Hanashi Oral History Program subject Seiya Ohata (second from left) poses with interviewer Leonard Oka (second from right) of Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans and Maui Production Company’s Chad Nagano (left) and Dan Takamura. Photo by Kyle Watanabe

The interviews of Dr. Ohata and the other Nisei veterans from Maui are among more than 1,300 of World War II veterans conducted by Go For Broke National Education Center’s Hanashi project

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Peace museum in Okinawa hears ‘precious’ MIS stories

Harold Okumura (right) is interviewed by Hiroyuki Kunugi, curator of the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum, as the museum’s three-man crew records the exchange.Photo by Melanie Agrabante

The curator of the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum was at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Education Center on August 18 to interview two Maui veterans, Harold Okumura and Tom Yamada.

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Taking Hill 140

In September, Valerie Matsunaga and friends from Maui visited Italy. While there, she explored the area around Hill 140, a battlefield on which her father, Toshio Kubota, lost his leg while fighting for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

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NVMC NVMC Mission

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, guided by the values of Japanese-American veterans of World War II and inspired by their valor, will perpetuate the legacy of these Nisei veterans by nurturing the community's youth, supporting care and respect for the community's elderly and promoting an understanding about the history, values and culture of Japanese-American soldiers which contributed to their heroic military accomplishments as well as their continued contributions to the community and nation.

Upcoming Events

November 6-January 3, 2015 —
“The Hawai‘i Internees’ Story,” has been extended to January 3.

noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day), Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Education Center. Two Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii displays on internment camps in Hawaii, supplemented by stories and memorabilia about Maui camps and internees. Free admission. For information, call David Fukuda, 878-1354, or contact the NVMC office by telephone, 244-NVMC (6862), or email, info@nvmc.org.