ALAN NISHIO | Oral History

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ALAN NISHIO served as the first Interim Director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center while he was completing his doctoral degree at the University of Southern California. Working professionally as an educator and administrator for nearly 40 years, Nishio taught in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and was Associate Vice President of Student Services at California State University, Long Beach. Over the years, Nishio became one of the most committed advocates for the Japanese American community, notably as a founder of the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations. To honor his over four decades of service to the Japanese American community, Nishio received the Manzanar Committee's 2017 Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award.



Interviewer: Karen Ishizuka
Producer: Janet Chen
Editor: Christian Gella
Credits: Janet Chen, Emory Johnson, Christian Gella, Karen Ishizuka, Karen Umemoto, Kenyon Chan