August 11, 2014

Our initial reviews are in!  Please visit our "Reviews" page to read posts fromHi! Drama, Japan Culture NYC, Dan Bacalzo and Dance Enthusiast.


Check back daily for more reviews of "Nisei" at the NYC International Fringe Festival




July 15, 2014

Marla Hirokawa & Laurie Hamano talk about The Nisei Project on KGMB television during the Hawaiian Island tour in July 2003.

July 4, 2014

Written by Nancy Matsumoto


The stories of the valiant all-Nisei 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Infantry Regiment of World War II have been told in art forms ranging from haiku to the graphic novel. But choreographer Marla Hirokawa may well be the first person t...

July 1, 2014

Marla Hirokawa interviews Kazuo Yamagushi.  Mr. Yamaguchi is 89 years old, and was born and raised in Queens, NY.  In this interviews he recounts his memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and his enlistment in the U.S. armed forces.

June 4, 2014

Never before seen interviews with choreographer Marla Hirokawa, sister Laurie Hamano, mother Marjorie Hirokawa and cousin Sharon Inamine speaking about the Nisei ballet's journey to Hawaii in 2003    Introduction by Marla Hirokawa.

June 3, 2014

"Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain" explores the legacy of incarcerating those of Japanese heritage at the Heart Mountain concentration camp during World War II. This new hour-long documentary was produced by 16 time Emmy Award and three time Edward R. Murrow Award...

May 29, 2014

We were saddened today to learn that one of the veterans who we honored on stage in Maui back in 2003 has passed away. Stanley Izumigawa was a member of the 1st Platoon, L Company, 442nd Infantry. This is the reason for The Nisei Project 2014 - the window of opportunit...

May 20, 2014

Part of the re-staging of the Nisei ballet includes some additions and changes in the original musical score. 


CBT is so honored to have permission from singer/songwriter Harold Payne and composer/ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, for the inclusion of their songs...

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