The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai'i, part of Gardena Valley JCI's Day of Remembrance

Saturday, February 22 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

GVJCI Main Hall

1964 W. 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247

In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Hawai'i authorities arrested several hundred local Japanese on Oahu, Maui, Hawai'i and Kauai. Budhhist priests, Japanese language school officials, newspaper editors, and business and community leaders were arrested. In total, over 2,000 men and women of Japanese ancestry were imprisoned in 13 confinement sites throughout Hawai'i. This year's Day of Remembrance program at GVJCI will focus on the experience of those who were incarcerated in Hawai'i during WWII. It will feature the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's documentary, The Untold Story: Japanese American Internment in Hawai'i and will be followed by a discussion between several panelists including Densho Content Director Brian Niiya. Presented by Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute. Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center.