Tosh Okamoto and his leadership roles postwar to the present-day within the Seattle Japanese American community have been exemplary. His crowning achievement was his participation as one of the seven founding board members of the Seattle Keiro Nursing Home and Nikkei Concerns (NC), which oversees the operation of Keiro. He served for two terms (four years) as president of Nikkei Concerns and continues to serve on the NC advisory committee. As a veteran, Mr. Okamoto has been a member and commander (1970–71) of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC); he continues to serve on the executive committee, which was formed in 1946 by the 100th and 442nd veterans on their return to Seattle following the war.
Nikkei Veterans and the Transformation of America [AUDIO]
Franklin S. Odo, Ph.D.
Linda Tamura, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Willamette University
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Speaking Up