Congressional Medal of Honor Tour Showcases Japanese American WWII Vets


The Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 2011 to Japanese American World War II soldiers will be on exhibit in a seven-city national tour starting in January. The Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service has partnered with the National Museum of American History and the National Veterans Network to create this tour and share the story of these U.S. soldiers who bravely fought for their country while family members were unjustly held in internment camps in the United States. Visit the NVN site for more on the tour (city stops include New Orleans; Honolulu; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Portland, OR; Chicago; Houston) and the proud history behind the medal.

Japanese Language School

The Japan-America Society Language School, now in its 53rd year, has announced fall classes. From beginner to advanced, all classes are taught by native Japanese speakers and are held in the evening. Located at the Japan-America Society of Washington, 1819 L Street, NW, Level 1B. Tuition for 10 sessions is $185 for JASW members, $255 for non-members.
Deadline: September 25 (classes start October 1)
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Cherry Blossom Ambassadors Needed

The National Cherry Blossom Festival organization is currently recruiting Goodwill Ambassadors to be a part of the spring 2013 cherry blossom festival. This is a great opportunity for university students and recent graduates living in the Washington DC area to get involved in the community and experience the cherry blossom celebration! Check out the official website for more information– the deadline this year is Friday, October 5!