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*JASGC Members in the NEWS*
Dr. Santa J. Ono (honorary JASGC Board Member) was invested as the 28th President of UC on April 19. He is the first Asian American university president in Ohio: http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=17748 JASGC Exec. Director Carla Romanelli and other JASGC board members attended Dr. Ono’s investiture, where he was more than once described as having “infectious joy.” We know his twitter acumen goes beyond the UC Campus, as described by a student at New York’s Fordham U: “He really gets it!”
Learn more about Dr. Ono in the recent UC Magazine article featuring him:
70th Anniversary of Japanese Americans’ Resettlement in Cincinnati
On March 24, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) commemorated “A 70th Anniversary of Arrival of Japanese Americans to Cincinnati from American Concentration Camps along with the Installation of Officers of the Cincinnati and Dayton JACL Chapters.
Key Note Speaker Dr. Santa Ono, President of the University of Cincinnati, spoke of his experience as his Japanese family immigrated to Canada and the U.S.
Relocation of Japanese American internees began in 1943 when the Southern Ohio District Office of the War Relocation Authority (WRA) opened in March of that year. “A total of 291 persons (88 Issei and 203 Nisei) who were known to have located definite employment passed through the WRA office.” Many resettlers were assisted by churches in the area, particularly the Friends, through their Service Committee Hostel in Cincinnati, and the Church Foundation in Dayton. Resettlement efforts continued beyond the end of the war: “Alfred Segal, of The Cincinnati Post, wrote that a year after the war, there were about 250 Japanese settling here for good and taking roots in the community.”
You can read a more detailed account in JACL’s newsletter at the following link: “Grains of Rice, Feb. 2013.
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