Nobuko Miyamoto is an activist, music and dance artist, who found her political and artistic voice in the Asian American movement. As a child, she and her parents were incarcerated in the internment camps. Later, she performed on Broadway and has since produced many creative works. Over the past few decades, Miyamoto has been facilitating workshops to encourage her community to tell their personal stories. Listen to Miyamoto’s reflection of the past year and the importance of expressing your story. (more…)
On December 7th, 1941, Japan’s military attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 8th, the following day, the United States declared war on Japan.
This series of events forever changed the lives of the Japanese American community along the west coast of this country. This set of excerpts from the Densho Project oral histories, highlight what some of the younger local Japanese Americans experienced at that time.
Special thanks to the Densho Project for the audio.
Producers: Jim Cantu, Devin Williams and Yuko Kodama
Image: from the Densho Project