See some familiar faces in these pictures recently posted by the EAM page!
EAM CONVOCATIONS #2: EAM-Japanese Convocation: The Japanese Americans, known collectively as Nikkei (“of Japanese lineage”), are perhaps the only immigrant group in the U.S. that couched their history and evolution in generational terms. The 1st generation group is called “Issei,” the 2nd generation “Nisei,” the 3rd generation “Sansei,” and the 4th generation, “Yonsei.” EAM Japanese Convocation leaders have been a mix of generations. Among those who served as Conveners were John Yamasaki, Tim Nakayama, Jim Kodera, David Ota, Jerry Shigaki, John Lloyd, Chikako Tsukada, Kunihito Shirota and currently, Malcolm Hee and Gayle Kawahara. EAM Japanese Ministry also bridges history and modernity as exemplified by St. Mary’s Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Japanese Ministry in the Diocese of New York. St. Mary’s became pivotal in U.S. history when it became one of the processing zones during the Japanese Internment in World War II. MJM offers a “church without walls,” meaning all are welcome into the fellowship, Japanese Christians or non-Christians in a ministry that has no permanent location and no regional boundaries. MJM serves as a home for both Episcopalians in New York as well as spouses of Japanese transient businessmen in the East Coast. Shortly after the EAM Consultation in Korea (September 30-October 5, 2015 the Japanese Convocation plan to proceed and meet in Japan. Photo: EAM Japanese Convocation met in New York City 2014; Photo 2: EAM JC Youth donated gifts for the needy through the MFM and Church of our Savior, NYC Chinatown; Photo 3: Co-conveners of the Japanese Convocation: Dr. Malcolm Hee and Dr. Gayle Kawahara have connected the historically Japanese Episcopal Churches, St. Peters (Seattle), Sei Ko Kai (San Francisco), St. Mary's (LA), Good Samaritan (Hawaii) and Metropolitan Japanese Ministry (New York).