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Satoru Ichikawa

Satoru Ichikawa was born in November 1929 to a Buddhist minister and his wife in Fresno, California, the eldest of seven children. His family moved to Seattle in 1936 where he earned a BA in Commercial Art from the University of Washington. During World War II he faced imprisonment at the Minidoka WRA camp. Separated from his father for two years, Ichikawa finally rejoined him at Crystal City, Texas. Married with two children and two grandchildren, he has spoken to many schools about the camp experience. In his free time Mr. Ichikawa enjoys playing pickle ball and strumming in the Ukulele Band of Senior Retirees.

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Speaker Events

Saturday, July 6

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