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  ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials
A 4-page list of the nine federal agencies that are designated to investigate disability-related discrimination complaints filed against State and local government programs under title I or title II of the ADA or against Federally funded or assisted programs under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
An 10-page annotated list of 95 ADA publications and one videotape that are available to the public in 15,000 public libraries throughout the country.
Standard form for filing a complaint under title II of the ADA or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability by State and local governments and by recipients of federal financial assistance.
www.usdoj.gov /crt/ada/publicat.htm   (2412 words)

  
  Rulon-Miller Books :: List 95 Japanese Books, Page 1
Considered the founder of the Japanese Soto School, Dôgen Zenji established Eiheiji, the principal Soto training monastery, and he was the founder of the Soto (T'sao Dong Ch'an) Lineage of Buddhism in Japan.
Of all the periods of Japanese history, it was at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate and beginning of the Meiji Restoration (1868) that the roles played by these legendary heroes reached their peak.
He became a teacher at the Tosa School, lecturing on American democracy, on freedom and equality, on the independent spirit, and on his travels on the world's seas, and it is said that he greatly influenced Sakamoto Ryoma and Goto Shojiro.
www.rulon.com /Catpages/japanese/japanese_1.htm   (5071 words)

  
 EZGeography - List of Japanese Americans
The following is a list of famous Japanese Americans who have made significant contributions to the American culture or society artistically or scientifically, or have appeared in the news numerous times:
Yuri Kochiyama, the Japanese American civil rights activist and friend of Malcolm X
Alice K. Kurashige, the first Japanese American woman to be commissioned in the United States Marine Corps
www.ezgeography.com /encyclopedia/List_of_Japanese_Americans   (256 words)

  
 Internment of Japanese Americans in Concentration Camps
Hirbayashi, an American citizen of Japanese ancestry, was convicted in the district court of knowingly disregarding restrictions made applicable by a military commander to persons in a military area prescribed by him as such, all as authorized by an Executive Order of the President.
There is support for the view that social, economic and political conditions which have prevailed since the close of the last century, when the Japanese began to come to this country in substantial numbers, have intensified their solidarity and have in large measure prevented their assimilation as an integral part of the white population.
American citizen of Japanese ancestry petitioned for writ of coram nobis to vacate his 1942 conviction for being in a place from which all persons of Japanese ancestry were excluded pursuant to a civilian exclusion order.
academic.udayton.edu /race/02rights/intern01.htm   (3646 words)

  
 Asian Americans - Japanese American Internment
The weakest from a Japanese standpoint are the Nisei.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is a membership organization whose mission is to secure and maintain the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others victimized by injustice.
The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), founded in 1980 in San Francisco, is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and culture of Japanese Americans.
www.asianamericans.com /JapaneseAmericanInternment.htm   (3433 words)

  
 Young Japanese-Americans Honor Ethnic Roots
Gil Asakawa, author of "Being Japanese American," said a reason some young Japanese-Americans are asserting their ethnic identity might be that it has become cool to be Japanese.
The number of Americans who identify themselves as Japanese declined to 796,700 in the 2000 census, from 847,562 in 1990, partly because of low immigration and birth rates.
Eric Tate, a 34-year-old lawyer in San Jose whose mother is Japanese and father African-American, said he co-founded one of the first hapa student groups in the early 1990's as a student at the University of California, Berkeley in response to feeling unwelcome by Japanese-American groups and sports leagues.
www.latinamericanstudies.org /immigration/japanese-roots.htm   (1605 words)

  
 Character Set List
I use the expression 'Japanese Unicode' or 'the Japanese part of Unicode' in a vague sense to mean those aspects and features of Unicode that are relevant to representing Japanese, especially the Han character areas of the Unicode character set.
In fact, Japanese opinions during the late 80s and early 90s were deeply divided on the subject of whether Han unification would be a good thing, but they were united in their opinion of the existing JIS standards.
In Japanese commentary and standards documents, the words used to describe characters and to discuss whether two entities are really different characters do not match the English words, and reflect the fundamental differences between ideographic and alphabetic writing.
www.jbrowse.com /text/unij.html   (9002 words)

  
 Tolerance.Org: Teaching Tolerance
The American government incarcerated Kim Ima's father when he was 4 years old, despite the fact that he was an American citizen who had not committed any crime.
That order effectively labeled Japanese Americans as enemy aliens, outlawed their presence in West Coast "security zones" and initiated the hasty construction of 10 prison camps in some of the most desolate places in the United States.
Children of the Camps is a one-hour documentary chronicling the stories of six Japanese Americans who were incarcerated as children in World War II concentration camps.
www.tolerance.org /teach/printar.jsp?p=0&ar=682&pi=ttm   (3102 words)

  
 japanese americans
__ "...Japanese Americans, half of whom were children, were incarcerated for up to 4 years, without due process of law or any factual basis, in bleak, remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards." Read this chilling story.
__ "Although Asians Americans, including those of Japanese heritage, have lived in the United States for over 150 years, too little about their experiences, their history, the country of their heritage, and their literature is reflected in the curriculum of the public schools.
__ "The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is a membership organization whose mission is to secure and maintain the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others victimized by injustice." Learn about their goals, activities, membership information and much more.
www.archaeolink.com /japanese_americans.htm   (642 words)

  
 Ties Talk Archive - Pearl Harbor Thread
Just as all Americans should know of the JA internment (and there are many that still don't know or believe it), or the war atrocities against the American Indians (Native Americans).
I, for one, thought that this being a list of persons of Japanese ancestry, it was a place for an exchange of ideas and thoughts between people who had similar experiences and thoughts.
The Japanese author, Yamazaki Toyoko, in her book "Sanga Moyu" touches on this theme of trying to be both Japanese and American.
members.tripod.com /runker_room/tiestalk/dec7.htm   (2859 words)

  
 Photographs and Memorabilia
The Japanese built several "classes" of ships in which all ships of a class were built from the same plans.
This was the largest loss of American lives in a single disaster at sea (see Death on the Hellships by Gregory F. Michno, p.
This is probably on the northern shore of Subic Bay near the entrance to that bay and may be where the Japanese civilians that survived the December 14th attacks were unloaded.
www.west-point.org /family/japanese-pow/photos.htm   (4276 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - List of Japanese Americans
The following is a list of famous Japanese Americans who have made significant contributions to the American culture or society artistically or scientifically, or have appeared in the news numerous times:
Yuri Kochiyama, the Japanese American civil rights activist and friend of Malcolm X
Alice K. Kurashige, the first Japanese American woman to be commissioned in the United States Marine Corps
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/List_of_Japanese_Americans   (419 words)

  
 Muller, Free to Die for their Country, excerpt
The federal courts that would hear the prosecutions of the Japanese American draft resisters were in flux, moving from earlier, more timid times on matters of civil rights to the bolder ones that lay ahead.
So powerful was the condemnation within the Japanese American community for years after the war that many of the resisters did not share their story of oppression even with their own children.
Links to statutes, the legal cases, and scholarly articles are included on the website Internment of Japanese Americans maintained by Vernellia R. Randall, Professor of Law at the University of Dayton School of Law.
www.press.uchicago.edu /Misc/Chicago/548228.html   (2701 words)

  
 TIME Magazine: Asian Heroes - Hideki Matsui
In an era where Japanese heroes tend to be pop stars with spiky hair and equally spiky personalities, here was a man who had consistently put the team before his own considerations.
As the first Japanese to go biceps to biceps with the andro-enhanced musclemen that have come to dominate North American baseball, he may single-handedly erase the image of Japanese as practitioners of second-rate, ping-pong-style baseball.
Figures like that do not bode well for the Japanese league, which is hemorrhaging stars: Matsui is number 17 on the list of Japanese players to defect abroad.
www.time.com /time/asia/2003/heroes/hideki_matsui.html   (2652 words)

  
 Ties Talk Archive > History > Get Over It, Already!
It's not only a Japanese "American" issue (as many people see it), but an issue for "all" Americans, because it was a test of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
For me (and I suspect some others on this list), there's certainly no feelings about Japan having lost the war I have mixed feelings about how brutal Japan was in executing the war and find mself trying to both identify with and disassociating myself from the Japanese mentality of those times.
The simple reality for Japanese Americans -- something that "hakujin" or Caucasians probably can't identify with, no matter how close they are to Japan -- is that because of how we look, people will always associate us with Pearl Harbor and atrocities and every other piece of emotional baggage they bring to stereotypes.
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 GreenCine | list - GreenCine's Official 50 Best Documentaries List!
Acclaimed Japanese director Kon Ichikawa's record of the 1964 Olympics is a real one-of-a-kind, not the standard summary of sports that a more traditional filmmaker might have produced.
Peter Davis' groundbreaking and unflinching investigation of the disastrous Vietnam War won a well-deserved Oscar back in 1974 -- when the issue was still foremost on all Americans' minds.
Or, McElwee's March, though the filmmaker does set out to follow Civil War general's path to the sea - along the way, meditating on his romantic failures, "finding the extraordinary in the ordinary." That he eventually arrives at a destination is part of the miracle of unique film.
www.greencine.com /list?action=viewList&listID=7940   (935 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad: Books: Robert Asahina   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although Asahina doesn't cover the intelligence work of Japanese Americans in the Pacific, that is compensated for by detailed description of the behind-the-scenes politics involved in organizing the units and procuring amnesty for their members' relatives, and of the pro-Japanese stand of soldier-journalist S. Marshall.
A valuable volume of new material on Japanese Americans in WWII that is likely, unfortunately, to be one of the last published while many Japanese American veterans are still alive.
This is the dramatic story of the segregated Japanese American 100th Battalion/442d Regimental Combat Team — and what they did to affirm their full citizenship.
www.amazon.com /Just-Americans-Japanese-Home-Abroad/dp/1592401988   (1484 words)

  
 The Japanese American Network
The Japanese American Network (JA*Net) is a partnership of Japanese American organizations based in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
These declarations and directives for the Japanese American community arose from the "Ties That Bind" Conference in April 1998.
This website is the Japanese "American" Network, but it certainly doesn't mean to exclude Japanese Canadians and Nikkei all over the world.
www.janet.org   (440 words)

  
 Japanese Americans--1943-46   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These links provide the history of what happened to Japanese Americans who were relocated into camps around the country after Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese American Internment - An extensive list of web links with information about the camps, politics and other topics.
Camp Harmony Exhibit - Tells the story of Seattle's Japanese Americans' experiences at the Puyallup Assembly Center known as 'Camp Harmony'.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/listjapaneseco.html   (250 words)

  
 Take Back Your Time
Many others are afraid to use their paid leave for fear they could be laid off or demoted if they do.
No wonder the average American vacation is now down to a long weekend.
While Canadians work somewhat less than Americans do, and enjoy longer vacations and paid family leave, they are also working more now than a generation ago and feeling the pressure of time stress and hurried lifestyles.
www.timeday.org   (1260 words)

  
 Japanese-Americans of WWII Activity - Discovery Channel School   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many of these American citizens lost their property or were forced to sell their homes.
Introduce students to the list of trial players below and ask them to pick the role they would like to play in the trial.
Students should provide a list of reasons for their stance and include at least three facts to support their argument.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/activities/japaneseamericans   (941 words)

  
 Holistic Medicine, Meditation, Metaphysics, Japanese Symbols & Holistic Health
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 List of Japanese Americans - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
Charles J. Pedersen, organic chemist, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry (mother is Japanese)
Wally Kaname Yonamine, Football player, first Japanese American in the NFL
Glen Fukushima, Co-President and Representative Director, NCR Japan, Ltd., and former President, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/List_of_Japanese_Americans   (620 words)

  
 Japanese Internment: A List of Annotated Internet Resources
See also resources on other aspects of the history of Japanese Americans.
Companion site to PBS documentary on 63 Japanese Americans who stood trial in 1944 for resisting the draft in "the largest organized resistance to incarceration"
The Japanese American Experience in World War II: Telling the Story of a Forgotten Chapter in Arkansas History
newton.uor.edu /Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/asianam-intern.html   (745 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | Mass arrests of Muslims in LA
Ramona Ripston, executive director of the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the arrests were reminiscent of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Islamic community leaders said many detainees had been living, working and paying taxes in the US for up to a decade and had families there.
She said the detainees were "being treated as criminals, and that really goes against American ideals of fairness, and justice and democracy".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/2589317.stm   (479 words)

  
 ALIC - Archives Library Information Center (ALIC
Recognizing that our customers no longer expect to work within the walls of a library, these pages are designed to provide NARA staff and researchers nationwide with convenient access to content beyond the physical holdings of our two traditional libraries.
ALIC provides access to information on American history and government, archival administration, information management, and government documents to NARA staff, archives and records management professionals, and the general public.
Listing of Genealogical CD-ROMs available on-site in ALIC.
www.archives.gov /research/alic   (265 words)

  
 Celebrating peace with Japanese art, dance, film and more / Events mark treaty's 50th anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dozens of performances, film screenings and exhibitions of Japanese and Japanese-influenced art are being presented as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the peace treaty Japan and the United States signed in San Francisco.
In addition to its show of Japanese Zen art, the Asian Art Museum is putting on two performance-art pieces Saturday and Sunday.
Japanese and American Indian actors and musicians perform Erik Ehn's "Crazy Horse," a mix of Noh theater and American Indian storytelling.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/09/06/DD169240.DTL&type=events   (1021 words)

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