2008 National Conference » Events

Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese American Childhoods during World War II

Satsuki Ina, Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento

Teruye "Tay" Kondo
Florence Ochi, Development Officer, Japanese American National Museum
George Takei, Actor

Topic: Youth-Friendly
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Mineral Hall F & G, 3rd Floor

This important presentation deals with the many challenges that Japanese American children faced during World War II. Panelists will share their childhood memories ranging from growing up behind barbed wire, to being forced to adjust to unfamiliar environments, and also what was experienced by those who were longtime residents of areas that did not require Japanese Americans to be removed.

JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-looking-like-the-enemy.mp3 (13.4 MB)