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Opening General Session with Keynote Addresses

The Honorable Tomoko Dodo, Acting Consul General , Consulate-General of Japan
The Honorable Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council
Tom Ikeda, Executive Director, Densho
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
The Honorable Mike Lowry, Former Governor, State of Washington
Tim Otani, External Affairs Manager, Union Bank
Seattle Kokon Taiko

Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Topic: General Activity
Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom

To open the Conference, veterans will be honored with a Heroes Salute, followed by the presentation of colors by the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC).

Presenters at this general session will discuss the Pacific Northwest’s community activism and the region’s participation in efforts that contributed to the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. All conference registrants are encouraged to attend to learn more about the region’s rich history and its legacy of civic engagement.

Admission to this session is included as part of conference registration.

"Japanese Americans in Seattle," an article related to this presentation by Tom Ikeda, is available on-line.