Tak Toyoshima At The NJAHS Awards

Friday, February 20, 2009

Caught this down at Asian American Comics:

Exciting and humbling news. I'm being honored by the National Japanese American Historical Society at this year's awards dinner on Saturday, March 21 (6pm reception, 7pm dinner and program). The event will take place at the Kabuki Hotel in San Francisco's J-Town (1625 Post St.) and is open to the public but it is a fundraiser so keep that in mind with the ticket price of $150 a person. If you're in the SF area that weekend I'll be there Friday afternoon through Sunday morning so swing by for the dinner or let's hang afterward. The Many Faces of Manga exhibit is also open through June 30.

Here's a little background on the NJAHS so you get a better understanding of their mission and what the fund-raising is going to support. NJAHS was founded in 1980 as "Go For Broke, Inc.", whose purpose was to promote the history and accomplishments of Japanese American veterans of the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service who distinguished themselves during World War II. As the organization evolved into an institution dedicated to preserving the history of Japanese Americans in general and educating the public about the contributions of Japanese Americans to American Society, it changed its name in 1986 to the National Japanese American Historical Society.