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Tribute to Nikkei Pioneers

  • Saturday, September 08, 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Torrance, 19800 Vermont Avenue, Torrance, CA

Saturday, September 8, 2018 12pm Registration, 12:50pm Program

Holiday Inn Torrance
19800 Vermont Ave., Torrance, CA

150 years ago, in 1868, 153 Japanese crossed the Pacific Ocean to work on the sugar cane plantations of Kingdom of Hawaii. These Japanese, who made America their home, were the first pioneers of Japanese immigration to the USA.

A special commemorative event and story telling will be held to pay tribute to the Nikkei Pioneers.

"Determination and the legacy of the age of 199"
Two immigrants 100 and 99 years old, will tell their journey in life.
Kikuji Asai, Honorary President of Los Angeles Mokkei Club
Akemi Miyake, President Emeritus of Orange County Japanese American Association

"History and Future of the Japanese American"
Bill Watanabe, Founder, Former President, Little Tokyo Service Center
Dr. Koichi Mera, Past Assistant Professor at Harvard University

For more information, email info@nikkei150.org or call 310-408-3186

This event is sold out.

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