With Allegiance producer, Lorenzo Thione, at the annual Japanese American Nat'l Museum Gala Dinner in downtown LA. I helped found the museum and remain chairman emeritus. We commemorate this year the 70th anniversary of Exec Order 9066, which set into motion the Japanese American internment.
George Takei, now in a key role in a musical depicting his family experience as a Japanese American family forced into internment during talks about his personal experiences and his key role in Allegiance, now Broadway bound in San Diego.
The Forgotten Story of Japanese American Zoot Suiters - L. In popular memory zoot suiters are often associated with African Americans and Chicanos during World War II. But many Nikkei also participated in this cultural movement.
Shanghai on DVD January 2016 starring Gong Li, John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat, Ken Watanabe. An American returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed.