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Audio and video from many of the panel sessions & activities are available online. Look for [AUDIO] or [VIDEO] next to the session names.


Dates and times to be confirmed.

Saturday, July 6

Registration

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   7:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 2nd Floor
Topic: General Activity

Continental Breakfast

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   7:30 a.m. — 8:00 a.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer
Topic: General Activity

EXPO

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: Youth-Friendly

Community Marketplace

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 2nd & 3rd Floors
Topic: General Activity

Opening Plenary with Keynote Addresses

Kathryn A. Bannai, Member, Board of Governors, Japanese American National Museum
Tammie Kanda, Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Alan Nishio, Board President, Little Tokyo Service Center
The Honorable Mary M. Schroeder, Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   8:00 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity

Minecraft Minidoka

Randall Fujimoto, Game-Based Learning Designer, GameTrain Learning, Inc.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: Youth-Friendly

Meet Me at Higo: An Enduring Story of a Japanese American Family Exhibition

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: General Activity

Beyond the Call of Duty: Honoring the 24 Japanese American Medal of Honor Recipients Display

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: General Activity

JANM Info Table

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: General Activity

Hospitality Room

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Location: Issaquah
Topic: General Activity

Nikkei Veterans and the Transformation of America [AUDIO]

Franklin S. Odo, Ph.D.
Tosh Okamoto
Linda Tamura, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Willamette University
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Speaking Up

Looking Like the Enemy: A Childhood View [AUDIO]

Satsuki Ina, Ph.D., Filmmaker & Psychotherapist
Miyoko Kodama
Mako Nakagawa, Retired Educator, JACL
Shizue Watanabe
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Metropolitan A
Topic: Dignity

Border Crossings: A Comparative Assessment of Japanese American and Japanese Canadian Redress [AUDIO]

Art Hansen, Professor Emeritus, History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Joy Kogawa, Writer
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Judge Maryka Omatsu
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Basic Introduction

Pilgrimages' Progress: Manzanar, Tule Lake, Minidoka [AUDIO]

Bruce T. Embrey, Co-Chair, Manzanar Committee
Gloria H. Shigeno, Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee
Stanley N. Shikuma, Tule Lake Committee
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up

Nikkei Activism and the Civil Rights Movement [AUDIO]

Diane C. Fujino, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Daryl Joji Maeda, Chair & Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Greg Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal
Tamio Wakayama, Writer, Photographer
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

「第二次世界大戦中の日系アメリカ人の体験」入門 (Intro to the WWII Japanese American Experience) [AUDIO]

Emily Anderson, Assistant Professor of History, Washington State University
Masumi Izumi, Professor, Doshisha University
Yasuko Iwai Takezawa, Ph.D., Professor, Kyoto University
Akihiro Yamakura, Professor, Tenri University
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Aspen
Topic: 日本語のセッション (Sessions in Japanese)

Your Story Matters

Craig Ishii, Executive Director, Kizuna
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: Youth-Friendly

Art Behind Barbed Wire: A Pacific Northwest Exploration of Japanese American Arts and Crafts Created in World War II Incarceration Camps Exhibit

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Location: NW Nikkei Museum at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (Transportation not provided.)
Topic: General Activity

East of the Exclusion Zone [AUDIO]

Gail M. Nomura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Washington, Department of American Ethnic Studies
Linda Tamura, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Willamette University
Shizue Watanabe
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Aspen
Topic: Basic Introduction

World War II and Redress Experiences of Japanese Alaskans and Aleuts [AUDIO]

Ronald K. Inouye, Retired, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Marie Matsuno Nash
Robert T. Ohashi, Pharmacist Store Owner
Marla J. Williams, Director-Writer/Producer, "Aleut Story"
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Basic Introduction

Taiko: The Powerful Expression of Nikkei Identity [AUDIO]

Michelle Fujii, Artistic Director, Portland Taiko
Craig Ishii, Executive Director, Kizuna
Stanley N. Shikuma, Tule Lake Committee
Rick Shiomi, Artistic Director, Mu Performing Arts
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

The Tule Lake Segregation Center: Its History and Significance [AUDIO]

Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Poet, playwright and actor; American Book Award, 2005
Bill Toru Nishimura, Gardena Buddhist Church, Gardena Gardeners' Association
Barbara Takei, Writer/researcher
Morgan Yamanaka, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, San Francisco State University
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Dignity

Issei Poetry from Santa Fe

Ella-Kari Loftfield, Secondary Social Studies Teacher
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: Youth-Friendly

「私たちは戦争と結婚したのではない」:日系史における「戦争花嫁」 (We Didn't Marry the War: Stories of War Brides in Nikkei History) [AUDIO]

Junko Kondo
Michelle Lim
Kryselle Manzano
Mariko Sandico
Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D., Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
Mariko Takagi-Kitayama, Ph.D., Professor, Aichi Gakuin University
Wesley Ueunten, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
Annia Yoshizumi
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan A
Topic: 日本語のセッション (Sessions in Japanese)

Pilgrimages' Progress: Amache and Heart Mountain [AUDIO]

William Higuchi-Collier, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Christy Sakamoto, Supervisor of Visitor Engagement, Japanese American National Museum
E. Vicki Taniwaki, Board Chair, Friends of Amache
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up

NIHON/WA: Japanese Heritage-Washington Artists Exhibition

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   12:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Location: White River Valley Museum (Transportation not provided.)
Topic: General Activity

Luncheon Banquet with Keynote Address

G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Lori Matsukawa, News Anchor, KING 5 Television
Eric K. Yamamoto, Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice , University of Hawai`i, William S. Richardson School of Law
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   12:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity

99 年の愛/憎しみ (99 Years of Love/Hate) [AUDIO]

Masako Iino, Past President and Professor, Tsuda College
Teruko Kumei, Professor, Shirayuri College
Noriko Shimada, Professor, Japan Women's University
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   2:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: 日本語のセッション (Sessions in Japanese)

Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo

Stan Sakai, Cartoonist
Lynn Yamasaki, School Programs Developer, Japanese American National Museum
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   2:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: Youth-Friendly

The World War II Nikkei Experiences in the Pacific Rim (Hawai`i, Latin America, Japan) [AUDIO]

Eiichiro Azuma, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Franklin S. Odo, Ph.D.
Greg Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal
Grace Shimizu, Director, Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project & Campaign for Justice: Redress Now for Japanese Latin Americans!
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   2:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Location: Aspen
Topic: Basic Introduction

Hirabayashi, Korematsu, and Yasui: Family Perspectives [AUDIO]

Lorraine K. Bannai, Professor of Legal Skills and Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University
Jay Hirabayashi, Executive Director, Kokoro Dance
Karen Korematsu, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education
Holly Yasui, CEDESA Centro de Desarrollo Agropecuario / Center for Agricultural Development
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   2:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

Standing on Principle [AUDIO]

Takashi Hoshizaki, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Tetsuden (Tetsu) Kashima, Professor, University of Washington
Soji Kashiwagi, Executive Producer/Playwright, Grateful Crane Ensemble
Mary Woodward, Vice President, BI Japanese American Community
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   2:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up

In My Parents' Words: Voices from Department of Justice Camps [AUDIO]

Art Hansen, Professor Emeritus, History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Satoru Ichikawa
Satsuki Ina, Ph.D., Filmmaker & Psychotherapist
Mako Nakagawa, Retired Educator, JACL
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   2:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Dignity

Closing General Session

Sybil Jordan Hampton, Ed.D., Retired President, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
Masako Iino, Past President and Professor, Tsuda College
Craig Ishii, Executive Director, Kizuna
Lane Maki, Student
Greg Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   3:30 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity

Meet JANM's President/CEO

G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Location: Issaquah
Topic: General Activity

Dinner Banquet with Keynote Address [VIDEO]

Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Gordon T. Yamate, Esq., Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Japanese American National Museum
Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity

Conference Celebration

Date/Time: Saturday, July 6, 2013   9:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer (2nd Floor)
Topic: General Activity