June 14, 2003
As you can see from the Year-end Review, we can take great pride in the way that the National Japanese American Historical Society has responded to our nation’s need for in-depth analysis, historical insight and tolerance in with wake of international uncertainty and inevitable war.
some of our work….
In March, we launched the first national Kansha Awards Ceremony, presenting six awards of gratitude to non-Nikkei humanitarians who risked all to aid Japanese Americans during World War II. It was our way to raise public awareness of these acts of kindness in times of crisis and to thank the families and organizations that continue their legacy today.
Underscoring the courage and sacrifice of others, we presented poignant stories of very special people in the “Gay and JA” and “MIS in Japan” issues of Nikkei Heritage. We launched a new film by Lane Nishikawa about the 442nd Rescue of the Lost Battalion-Only the Brave.
a dizzying array of programs for children and adults throughout the
year, all through collaborations and on-going partnerships, ever mindful
of our limited resources and valuable volunteers.
Next year, we can look forward to moving onto Phase Two of our Building 640 feasibility study with an unprecedented $580,000 grant from the National Park Service for design development. Project 640 team led by Project Manager Gerald Takano and Ken Kaji is most commendable.
As our members, we are truly indebted to you for your continuing support. Your ideas inspire us and you are always welcome to come by and visit.
Rosalyn Tonai, Executive Director