Meet Frances Kakugawa at the Japanese American National Museum

Mark your calendars (September 29 @ Japanese American National Museum) to attend two events MANAA is sponsoring for award-winning author/poet Frances Kakugawa (who’s written past books on caregiving for those with Alzheimer’s) and her humorous and sobering book Kapoho: Memoirs of a Modern Pompeii about growing up in the small town in Hawaii (later covered by lava) while battling wartime prejudice against Japanese Americans and the limitations of her pidgin English culture.

To read an interview with her, click here:…

To read excerpts from the book, click here: Please RSVP if you’re interested in coming.

We’re trying to reach ex-Hawaii residents living in Southern California and those caregiving for loved ones, so please help us spread the word.

Winner of Kollaboration 3 Tickets

Congratulations to Maya Yamahata, who won the tickets to see Kollaboration 3 on August 22nd and will be attending with her mother!

Thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned to MANAA’s blog for more exciting giveaways in the future.