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Mako Nakagawa

Retired Educator, JACL

Mako Nakagawa is President and CEO of Mako and Associates and has served as teacher, curriculum developer, teacher training facilitator, program manager, and principal for the Seattle schools. She is the originator of the Rainbow Program. Ms. Nakagawa was a member of the Washington State Educational Agency and then opened a private business as an education/business consultant. Although she is officially retired, she continues to assist on various projects related to social justice issues. Ms. Nakagawa is a past President of the Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, and a current member of the Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee, the JACL National Education Committee, and of the Power of Words Committee, which is focused on the importance of terminology.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 6

Looking Like the Enemy: A Childhood View [AUDIO]
Satsuki Ina, Ph.D., Filmmaker & Psychotherapist
Miyoko Kodama
Mako Nakagawa, Retired Educator, JACL
Shizue Watanabe


Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Metropolitan A
Topic: Dignity

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


Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Dignity