(1) HIROKEN: The anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima is coming up and on behalf of Hiroken, we'd like to extend an invitation to you to this regard. The JACCC (Japanese American Cultural and Community Center) and the Nikkei Interfaith Fellowship of Little Tokyo is sponsoring a free 45 minute documentary entitled "The Mushroom Club," followed by a memorial service to remember the victims of the atomic bomb on Saturday, August 6. "The Mushroom Club" is a new film by Steven Okazaki, which reflects on the legacy of the Hiroshima bombing 60 years later. This event will take place at the JACCC building in Little Tokyo. Hiroken is planning to attend the 10am showing of "The Mushroom Club." Also, we are thinking of having a group lunch in Little Tokyo after the event, compliments of the Hiroshima Kenjinkai. The event is free and if you will be joining us for lunch, please RSVP to Linda at 818-807-2103 or Joanie at 626-840-2965 so we can have a head count for lunch. Also, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
(2) This Saturday, August 6, the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, an interview with author Naomi Hirahara and her parents will be broadcast on Weekend America, an American Public Media radio program aired on many NPR stations. In Los Angeles, the program will be broadcast on KPCC FM (89.3 FM) sometime from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will also be accessible through the program's website, www.weekendamerica.org, from this weekend for a week.