Tuesday bullets

Tuesday bullets

  • It’s never too late to go to college or to start learning English. In some cases, it’s never too late to do both, even if you are in your 70s. Says Elizabeth Davies from the Rockford Register Star:

The Japanese retirees have been coming to Rockford every summer since 2000 for intensive English lessons at Rockford College. Unlike many who enroll in English as a Second Language courses, the Toyoshimas aren’t trying to advance their careers or fit in with the American culture. Rather, they simply appreciate the challenge.

  • If you are a Japanese Delegate from Awaji, there’s nothing better than spending some time at a hog farm in St. Marys, OH. Or is there?
  • The Anti-Defamation League has started a new online curriculum designed to teach the problems associated with stereotyping, racial profiling and prejudice. The curriculum centers around the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
  • Heather Knight from the San Francisco Chronicle describes a gathering of Japanese Americans this weekend, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s internment apology.

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