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Franklin S. Odo, Ph.D.

Franklin S. Odo retired as founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Center in 2010 and as chief of the Asian Division, Library of Congress in 2012. Dr. Odo’s book on the Hawai`i Varsity Victory Volunteers, No Sword to Bury: Japanese Americans in Hawai`i During World War II, was published in 2004. Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai`i, a work about Issei folk songs in Hawai`i, will be published this year.

Speaker Events

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


Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Speaking Up

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!


Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Aspen
Topic: Basic Introduction