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Ben Kuroki Passes

Posted on September 6, 2015

Ben Kuroki, legendary aerial gunner during World War II and JAVA Life Member, passed away on September 1, 2015, in Camarillo, California.

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JAVA Members speak at the MIS National Reunion

Posted on April 7, 2015

JAVA Members Admiral Harry Harris and Major General (USAF Ret) Arthur Ishimoto were keynote speakers at the National Reunion of the Military Intelligence Service Association on March 27, 2015.

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2015 JAVA Memorial Scholarships

Posted on March 25, 2015

The Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) offers twelve scholarships for 2015 through its Memorial Scholarship Program (MSP).

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JAVA Member Lt Col Kay Wakatake graduates from Airborne School

Posted on March 12, 2015

Lt. Col. Wakatake earned their wings after completing the Army Basic Airborne Course and five jumps.

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Commonwealth of Virginia Commends Japanese American Veterans of World War II

Posted on February 26, 2015

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia presented a resolution to members of the Japanese American Veterans Association.

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Dick S. Hamada to be inducted in Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame

Posted on February 26, 2015

Dick S. Hamada of Honolulu, a JAVA Life Member, has been accepted for induction into the Army’s Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame. Press release courtesy of the Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii.

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Adam Schiff to receive high JAVA’s Courage, Honor, Patriotism Award

Posted on February 13, 2015

California U.S. Representative Adam Schiff will receive the Japanese American Veterans Association’s (JAVA) Courage, Honor, Patriotism Award at its Spring quarterly luncheon.

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Author of Nisei Linguists and Maryland VA Secretary at JAVA luncheon

Posted on January 26, 2015

Dr. James McNaughton, author of Nisei Linguists discussed legacy of MIS at JAVA luncheon on January 17, 2015. Maryland VA Secretary, Honorable Ed Chow, receives high JAVA award.

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Day of Remembrance at the Smithsonian Museum on February 19, 2014

Posted on February 19, 2014

On February 19th, 2014, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History held a ceremony marking the return of the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal.

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Read More Press Releases


October 3, 2015 JAVA EC Meeting
October 17, 2015 JAVA Quarterly Luncheon
LTG Tom Bostick, Army Chief of Engineers
Harvest Moon Restaurant, Falls Church, Virginia. 11:30 AM
November 11, 2015 White House breakfast (8:00 AM); Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater (11:00 AM); Veterans Day Program, National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism (2:00 PM)
December 12, 2015 JAVA EC Meeting
January 16, 2016 JAVA Annual Lunch


Feature Article -Congressional Gold Medal for members of 442nd RCT, 100th Bn, and MIS


Click here to see what took place in Washington, DC 1-3 Nov 2011 to honor the members of the 442nd RCT, 100th Bn, and the Military Intelligence Service.

View our past Feature Articles - Click Here

Regional organizations are hosting  Congressional Gold Medal events around the country.  See the Calendar events below.



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From Visitors to our Site

"We are doing a history group project about Japanese-American Internment Camps during WWII and were wondering if there are any veterans that are available for us to interview through email. " - Carolyn ceely07_11@yahoo.com


See pictures of the JAVA coin here! Click on image to enlarge.


The JAVA coins are now for sale for $10, plus $1 shipping/handling.  Please send your order to:  JAVA Books, P.O. Box 59, Dunn Loring, VA  22027   Checks should be made out to "JAVA"




 Gold Medal Events

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 Many Thanks to the Generous Donations from our members and friends:

     General Scholarship Fund

Robert F. Nannini (OR)

Ranger Hirabayashi Scholarship Fund

Lynn Bettencourt (PA)

Etsu Masaoka Scholarship Fund

Grant and Amy Ujifusa (NY)

COL PHil Ishio Scholarship Fund

Constance N. Ishio (MD)

JAVA General Fund

Yabitoon Books (CA)
Barabara Gardien (Wash DC)
Bryan Horikami (MD)
Judge Charles and Dorie Kabayashi (CA)
Col Bruce Hollywood, USAF (Ret) VA)

Round Robin and Advocate

CAPT Homer Yasui, USNR (Ret) and Miyuki (OR)

 Regional organizations are holding  Congressional Gold Medal programs as per schedule below:


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