Japanese-Americans

George Takei: In Orbit at SXSW

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyGeorge Takei understands the evolution of his popularity. As Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series, he made fans of his own generation and they “raised their kids right” to form the next generation of Trekkies. Now, having made himself something of a social media rock star, Takei reaches all demographics. Speaking to a capacity crowd at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on March 11, Takei admitted that he took up social media to raise …

Bob Fletcher: An Unsung Hero During World War II

Posted on 06/4/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyRobert Emmett “Bob” Fletcher, who died on May 23 at age 101 in the Sacramento area, fought heroically to defend his fellow Americans during World War II, though he never put on a uniform or fired a shot. His struggle, though, was not against the Axis powers. Rather, it was  against an injustice perpetrated by the U.S. government itself: the 1942 forced relocation of 122,000 Japanese-Americans, most of them citizens, to internment camps, where they were held without charges out …

Daniel K. Inouye: 5 Facts About the Long-Serving U.S. Senator

Posted on 12/17/2012 by | Who's News | Comments

Legacy  When U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye was elected to the Senate in 1962, a fellow Hawaiian named Barack Obama was still in diapers. The Democrat of Japanese ancestry went on to hold that office for an astonishing 49 years, making him the second-longest serving U.S. senator, surpassed only by the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia. For most of his nine terms, Inouye, who passed away Dec. 17 at age 88 in Bethesda, Md., mostly kept a low profile, …