Japanese American farmers built multigenerational businesses in Colorado after WWII and decades later, economic hardships make it difficult for them to stay afloat.
Downtown Denver’s Sakura Square has remained a hub of Japanese-American culture throughout the decades, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival serves as a reminder of that continuity
Relatives of Japanese Americans incarcerated at Amache are finding common threads with descendants of the nearby Sand Creek Massacre.
Nearly 80 years after a presidential order created incarceration camps on American soil to hold people of Japanese descent, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday night designating the site of Colorado’s Granada War Relocation Center – also known as Camp Amache – a national historic site. The vote marks the last key step toward […]
At first, the trip unfolded as just an academic tracing of family history. John Tonai had for years heard the stories from his father, Minoru, about the Amache internment camp in southeastern Colorado, where the U.S. government transported thousands of Japanese Americans from California and held them behind barbed wire and guard posts for three […]
Denny Dressman is a former award-winning reporter, editor and senior executive who concluded a 42-year newspaper career in 2007 when he retired from the Rocky Mountain News after 25 years there. A member of the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame and a past president of both the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Authors’ […]