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The Peace Lantern Ceremony in Pacific Grove at Lovers Cove is a tradition that remembers and honors all who have suffered from the atomic bombings in 1945.  The ceremony reaffirms our commitment to a nuclear-free world.
75th Anniversary Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance and Virtual Peace Lantern Ceremony


Aug 8, 2020 06:25 PM

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Larry Oda
Larry Oda was born in a Justice Department Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas during World War II and lives in Monterey, California. He was educated in Monterey City Schools and earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from California State University, Fresno. Larry is Chair Emeritus of the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation and served two terms as the National President of the Japanese American Citizens League. He has served on the National Board of the Buddhist Churches of America as a Delegate At Large, and President of the Coast District Council, and is currently a Trustee of the Big Sur Land Trust. After 27 years with the City of Salinas, California, Larry retired as the Maintenance Superintendent and Administrative Hearing Officer. His interests include US/Japan Relations, Auto Restoration, and Golf.
Arlington “Arly” La Mica
Arlington La Mica was born in San Francisco, CA. His father was in the US Army and his Mother was a Hibakusha from Nagasaki, Japan. By the time he was 10 years old his family had lived in California, Texas, Alaska, Colorado and then back to California. He graduated from Carmel High School and then from the University of San Francisco where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Government with an emphasis in Asian Studies. He was commissioned in the US Air Force Reserve through the Air Force ROTC Program where he served for 2 years. He spent 18 years in the US Navy Reserves as an Intelligence Officer retiring on October 2005 as a Lieutenant Commander. He has been employed with the Federal Government for 27 years and has been in his field for 35 years. He is serving as an officer or director on 6 non-profits. He has been volunteering with the City of Seaside for 17 years. He is married to Pam an Oncology Nurse and they live in Seaside, CA.
Reverend Dennis “Jay” Hosei Shinseki
Reverend Shinseki was born in Mountain View, California where he attended temple at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple. He is a graduate of California State University at Berkeley with a Liberal Arts degree. He received his M.A. from the Institute of Buddhist Studies in 1978. He furthered his studies at the Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin, (Central College of Buddhism), in Kyoto Japan from 1978 to 1981. After receiving his ordination from the Nishi Hongwanji, he returned to the United States and served at the Seattle Buddhist Temple, White River Buddhist Temple, Salinas Buddhist Temple, and the Mountain View Buddhist Temple. Reverend Shinseki is currently the resident minister of Monterey and Watsonville Buddhist Temples. He has been assigned as the supervising minister of Salinas effective April 1, 2020.