A nostalgic and historical look at the Seattle Nikkei experience

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A CENTURY OF PUGET SOUND NIKKEI HISTORY: COMING HOME IN ’88 CONTINUES

A CENTURY OF PUGET SOUND NIKKEI HISTORY: COMING HOME IN ’88 CONTINUES
A CENTURY OF PUGET SOUND NIKKEI HISTORY: COMING HOME IN ’88 CONTINUES

A CENTURY OF PUGET SOUND NIKKEI HISTORY: COMING HOME IN ’88 CONTINUES
Edited by Ken Mochizuki (Seattle: West Coast Printing, 2012, 152 pp., $25 (plus shipping), paperback)

This is an updated version of “A Century Of Puget Sound Nikkei History: Coming Home In ’88 Continues,” which introduced the reader to a “slice of life” of the Nikkei experience in Seattle and surrounding areas. The wonderful photos were divided naturally into “Before the War,” “The War” and “After the War.” This updated version continues the celebratory Nikkei story from 1988 to the present.

The primary focus of this updated photographic version is on Japanese American Citizens League activities from 1988 to the 2012. One does get a sense of an evolving and expanding organization venturing into “non-specific Nikkei” issues seeking relevance in a rapid changing world. Historically, one wished that the committee had spent more space on the “Seattle Plan,” the precursor to the final form that Redress and Reparations took. However, for those with roots in the Seattle area, this volume will no doubt provide many hours of nostalgic memories of days gone by.

To order the book, contact (206) 623-0100, elaine@hokubeihochi.org.

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