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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.

Friday, July 5

Tangled Routes to Japanese American Redress [AUDIO]

Frank Abe, Producer/Director, "Conscience and the Constitution"
Arlene Oki, Vice President for Civil Rights, Seattle Chapter JACL
Robert Shimabukuro
Yasuko Iwai Takezawa, Ph.D., Professor, Kyoto University
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Basic Introduction

Japanese American Confinement Sites Q&A: A Town Hall Presentation [AUDIO]

Roger Daniels, Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati
Tetsuden (Tetsu) Kashima, Professor, University of Washington
Anna Tamura, Landscape Architect, National Park Service, Pacific West Region - Seattle
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan A
Topic: Basic Introduction

Poetic License? Nikkei Writers and the Representation of History [AUDIO]

Naomi Hirahara, Author
Joy Kogawa, Writer
Juliet S. Kono, Associate Professor, Leeward Community College
Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D., Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

Power of Commission Hearings: First Person Voices of Japanese American Incarceration [AUDIO]

Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, George and Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair, Asian American Studies Department, UCLA
Richard Katsuda, Co-Chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Kathy Masaoka, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Kay Ochi, Co-Chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Speaking Up

Japanese American History Dramatized: Realized or Supersized? [AUDIO]

John Esaki, Director, Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: Dignity

Japanese American Redress (For Teens)

Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: Youth-Friendly

一世の詩、一世の声 (Issei Poetry, Issei Voices) [AUDIO]

Masako Iino, Past President and Professor, Tsuda College
Teruko Kumei, Professor, Shirayuri College
Noriko Shimada, Professor, Japan Women's University
Mariko Takagi-Kitayama, Ph.D., Professor, Aichi Gakuin University
Date/Time: Friday, July 5, 2013   3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Location: Aspen
Topic: 日本語のセッション (Sessions in Japanese)

Saturday, July 6

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

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

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