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The Japanese American Veterans' Association, Inc. (JAVA), is a fraternal and educational organization with many purposes: Preserving and strengthening comradeship among its members;  Perpetuating the memory and history of our departed comrades;  Educating the American public on the Japanese American experience during WWII; and Striving to obtain for veterans the full benefit of their entitlements as veterans.
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Grant Ichikawa, MIS War Hero,

Vienna, VA.  Grant Ichikawa, father, patriot, and inspiration to many, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2017. He was 98. 
Ichikawa was born in Suisun Valley, California, son of a fruit farmer. He was the first in his family to receive a higher education, graduating from the University of California Berkeley in May 1941. Unable to find a job as an accountant, he decided to farm.  When WW II broke out six months later, Ichikawa was forced to abandon his plans, sustaining huge losses to his investment and was among the 110,000 ethnic Japanese gathered up and sent to internment camps across the U.S. He and his family ended up at the Gila River Relocation Center.

To read the entire obituary, please click here.
Funeral service will be at 11 am on December 16, 2017, at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 Maple Ave. W, Vienna VA. A celebration lunch will be held afterwards at the Harvest Moon Restaurant, 260 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to JAVA's Scholarship Fund.

LTG Michael Nagata, USA, Our Featured Speaker for
Veterans Day 2017

The Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) celebrated Veterans Day on November 11, 2017, with a ceremony at the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism in WWII, featuring LTG Michael K. Nagata, Director, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center, as speaker. You can read his remarks here.


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