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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The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is a living memorial guided by the valor and values of the Nisei veterans of World War II, and is committed to perpetuating their legacy through education and continuing service to all generations..

Executive Director Position at NVMC

Executive Director Position on Maui for Nisei Veterans Memorial Center


Upcoming Events

May 11, 2015 (Monday)
Opening of Chevalier de la Legion d’honneurs Exhibit, NVMC Education Center

June 20, 2015 (Saturday)
Japanese Cultural Society of Maui/Maui Sons and Daughter of the Nisei Veterans, luncheon honoring the veterans, NVMC pavilion

September 27, 2015 (Saturday)
Joint Memorial Service, NVMC

November 7, 2015 (Saturday)
NVMC Annual Dinner at Elleair Ballroom, Maui Beach Hotel

December 5, 2015 (Saturday)
Chrysanthemum Festival