Notable Links
Web Sites of interest to the Nishimuta Family

  Old Japanese Christmas and Samurai Santa
An "account of a Christmas unknown to Westerners - and to most Japanese too! Including an amusing account of Santa dressed as a Samurai." This article follows the observance of Christmas in Japan from 1549 to the present day, with examples of "mirror customs of European traditions." Originally written in Japanese by a writer for the Felissimo Christmas Museum in Hokkaido, Japan.


Strength and Honor

Strength And Honor  The Honolulu Star-Bulletin special, 6/21/00, detailing the Japanese-American 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Infantry Team and the award of the Medal of Honor to Senator Dan Inouye. Contains a wonderful summary of the units, campaigns, and the eight men who were awarded the Medal of Honor in Washington D.C.


Go For Broke, a condensed version of Senator Daniel Inouye's Book "Journey to Washington", is a riveting story which gives us insight into the Japanese Immigrants and their Nisei children when war broke out in 1941. Interestingly, Senator Inouye's father came from Fukuoka, very close to the home of Kyutaro Nishimuta.


The Go For Broke Educational Foundation is a division of the 100th/442nd/MIS WWII Memorial Foundation. This extensive site contains excellent information on the history of the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Take a pictorial tour of the "Go For Broke" Memorial in Los Angeles.

  This web site by Michael Furukawa contains extensive history of the 100th Battalion and 442nd Infantry Team.

Japanese-American Veteran's Association home page.


Web Site of the Japanese-American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Life Interrupted: The Experience of Japanese Americans in World War II Arkansas. Department of History, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. This is a beautiful Macromedia Flash website presentation, best viewed with a high-speed connection. It describes the Rohwer Camp in Arkansas which housed Japanese Americans.