From September 9 through 15, the U.S.-Japan Research Institute hosted USJI Week 2015 which featured various lectures and events. On September 15, Yoshiaki Abe, Terry Shima, Mary Murakami, and USJC Council Member Priscilla Ouchida spoke at a lecture titled: "World War II and the Experience of Japanese Americans." The lecture discussed the experience of Japanese Americans during the war, especially those who faced prejudice during internment and who served with the Armed Forces. While telling the story of Japanese Americans in the United States, the seminar also followed how Japanese Americans have become leaders of business and government and how the next generation can continue this impact.
For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.