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Walt Tanimoto, current Commander of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) in Seattle, Washington shares the history of the NVC and how the organization began.
Members of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) and the NVC Foundation give us a tour of their Hall in Seattle, Washington. They highlight their Medal of Honor room, the Go for Broke room and the NVC Foundation Memorial Wall.
The Nisei Veterans Committee in Seattle, Washington showcases some of the artifacts housed in their museum that were brought back from Europe by Tosh Tokunaga, a decorated Nisei veteran who served in the 17th and 82nd Airborne Divisions during World War II.
Kimitomo Muromoto Sr., an assistant Browning Automatic Rifleman in the 442nd RCT during WWII, shares some of his memories from the years around and during WWII.
A solemn obligation of the founding Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) veterans was to honor their fallen comrades and keep their legacy alive for future generations. Every year since 1946, the Japanese American soldiers who died in the service of their country are honored by their families and community each Memorial Day at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, WA. This year marks the 75th annual event held by the NVC and the NVC Foundation making it one of the longest running Memorial Day services in the country.
The Nisei Veterans Committee, Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation welcomes author and photographer Shane Sato. Sato has just released his second book, "The Go For Broke Spirit - Portraits of Legacy," and presents copies to the Seattle Nisei Veterans who are featured. They are Shig Otani, Fred Shiosaki, Mickey Hiroo, Roy Kirita, George Kozu, Shig Tanagi, and the late Jimmy Kanaya.
Photographer Shane Sato has spent 20 years documenting the stories of World War II Nisei veterans. Their courage and sacrifice on the battlefield is legendary. But most never spoke about it. Faced with anti-Asian sentiment after the war, they just wanted to blend in. Sato felt the veterans' stories were too important to ignore. So, he set a goal to share their tales of heroism before they faded away. His stunning photography combined with the veterans' personal reflections are contained in the book "The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage."
The Nisei Veterans Hall has been a gathering place for decades, a place to socialize and build community. Now it can add historical museum to its list of offerings. Shannon Gee finds out how the Nisei Veterans Hall has grown from community center to educational resource.
For decades the Nisei Veterans` Hall has been a community gathering place, with one of the most popular events being afternoon dances for seniors. Now, the next generation is stepping up to keep the dances going while sharing the history and legacy of the Japanese American Veterans of World War Two.
Short documentary of the all-Nisei 442nd Regiment.
A "Journey of Heroes" comic book depicts the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team's experiences in World War II.
Frank S. Fujii describes how he was reunited with his father at the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho, after nearly three years.
George Morihiro talks about entering the Puyallup Assembly Center and how "the day you walked through that gate, you know you lost something."
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An incredible group of Japanese-American soldiers in World War II changed the world and touched many lives with their dignity and honor.
The true story of Alton's journey to the Minidoka Relocation Camp site at Hunt, Idaho and of his encounter there with an 89 year old former internee. She was 23 when she left this Japanese American incarceration camp and this was her first visit back to the site after 66 years.
Sam Mitsui at NVC Memorial Hall. Sam recorded in 2015, pictures added for presentation in 2016. Pictures from Sam and from Densho archive.