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Learn more about this exhibition by clicking on the link below to read photographer Brian Sato’s article. Check back as we add more related articles.

Nikkei Album
View a selection of images and quotes from the exhibition and catalogue.

Video Interview Clips shares video clips from life history interviews that let you hear first-person stories of the Nikkei experience by people who have lived it. Click on the links below to hear the experiences of Issei and Nisei from Hawai‘i.

  • George Ariyoshi First Japanese American to govern a state, serving three terms in Hawai‘i.
  • Jean Ariyoshi Speaks about growing up in Hawai‘i and experiences as wife of George Ariyoshi.
  • Daniel K. Inouye A 442nd veteran who earned the United States Medal of Honor and was the first Japanese American to serve in Congress, continually being re-elected to the Senate since 1962.
  • Richard Kosaki Served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II and was the architect of the University of Hawaii’s communtity college system.
  • Margaret Oda After teaching in various schools in Hawai‘i, she worked in the administration realm of public education until her retirement and has served on several community organization boards.
  • Wally Yonamine First Asian American to play in professional football and first American to play baseball in postwar Japan. He was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
  • Barbara Kawakami Grew up on a sugar plantation on Oahu. She earned her high school diploma, Bachelor of Science in Textile & Clothing, and Master of Arts in Asian Studies—all after the age of 50.
  • Haruo Kasahara Issei who worked on a plantation with her husband. In this clip, she sings a tradtional plantation labor song.


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