The Ghost of Tanforan – Investigating a Haunting at a Japanese Internment Camp

https://youtu.be/tmsEhT6_eps This is a blog I never thought I’d be writing.  The title is a bit misleading, but I wanted to use a term that would be familiar to people. Tanforan was a detention center for Japanese Americans as they were waiting to be processed into an internment camp. More on that later. I have… Continue reading The Ghost of Tanforan – Investigating a Haunting at a Japanese Internment Camp

What Pearl Harbor Means To Me: Reflections From a Quarter Japanese Grandchild

You may be seeing this, or something similar floating around the Internet today: Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American… Continue reading What Pearl Harbor Means To Me: Reflections From a Quarter Japanese Grandchild

Staged Reading of “Japanese Eyes/American Heart” in San Diego

You are invited to a staged reading of my play... Japanese Eyes/American Heart by Alex Matsuo An original play that centers around memory. It tells the story of a granddaughter’s journey to solve the mystery of unexplained war medals of her deceased grandfather who was a Japanese-American soldier in World War II. As she tries… Continue reading Staged Reading of “Japanese Eyes/American Heart” in San Diego