Japanese American Community Events
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The Buddhist Church of San Francisco and the National Japanese American Historical Society will host “Story Telling Performance: Life is the Treasure: Okinawan Memories of WWII” at the church, at 1881 Pine St. in SF’s Japantown. Award-winning storyteller Alton Chung will share the story of Takejiro Higa, a Nisei born in Hawai‘i, who was raised in Okinawa. He returned to Hawai‘i before the U.S. entered World War II. Upon joining the Military Intelligence Service, Higa was charged with cave-flushing, coaxing Japanese soldiers and Okinawan civilians out of deep tunnels. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for NJAHS and BCSF members, and $5 for youth and seniors. Info: (415) 921-5007 www.altonchung.com, or njahs.org.