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Bert Nakano
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Bert Nakano

Stripped of Pride

(1928 - 2003) Political activist

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Seiichi Tanaka
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Seiichi Tanaka

Taiko philosophy (Japanese)

(b.1943) Shin-issei grand master of taiko; founded San Francisco Taiko Dojo in 1968.

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Doris Moromisato
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Doris Moromisato

Being a Nikkei today (Spanish)

(b. 1962) Peruvian Poet, Okinawan descendant

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Henry Suto
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Henry Suto

Worked for the occupation force in Japan after the war

(1928 - 2008) Drafted into both the Japanese Imperial Army and the U.S. Army.

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Cedrick Shimo
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Cedrick Shimo

Finding out Roosevelt wanted Japan to attack

(1919-2020) Member of the 1800th Engineering Battalion. Promoted Japan-U.S. trade while working for Honda's export division.

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Mike Murase
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Mike Murase

Where did the Name Gidra Originate

Community activist

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Roy H. Matsumoto
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Roy H. Matsumoto

Treatment of Kibei after return to United States

(b.1913) Kibei from California who served in the MIS with Merrill’s Marauders during WWII.

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George Katsumi Yuzawa
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George Katsumi Yuzawa

Reaction to a 1942 speech by Mike Masaoka, Japanese American Citizen League's National Secretary

(1915 - 2011) Nisei florist who resettled in New York City after WW II. Active in Japanese American civil rights movement

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Jero (Jerome Charles White Jr.)
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Jero (Jerome Charles White Jr.)

His clothes are part of his identity

(b. 1981) Enka Singer

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Kishi Bashi
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Kishi Bashi

On his songfilm Omoiyari

(b. 1975) Musician, composer, and songwriter

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