Chapter Three

Jeffrey Lo, Jeanne Sakata, and Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams

In this episode we connect with Jeffery Lo, the Director of Community Partnerships, and Casting Director at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Jeanne Sakata, who wrote the play Hold These Truths, and Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams, the scenic and lighting designer for Hold...

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Jerry Van Leeuwen, Beth Solomon Marino, and Mikee Ferran

Jerry Van Leeuwen is a native Californian. He was born in Artesia. His father, an immigrant from Holland, was a dairy farmer and Jerry’s first real employment was milking cows for his dad in Chino, CA at the age of 15....

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Kenji G. Taguma and Jon Osaki

Award-winning journalist Kenji G. Taguma is the founding president of the Nichi Bei Foundation. As the Nichi Bei Times was closing in the summer of 2009, he led the movement to launch the first nonprofit ethnic community newspaper of its kind in...

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Larry Oda and Tim Thomas

Larry Oda was born in a Justice Department Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas during World War II and lives in Monterey, California.  He was educated in Monterey City Schools and earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from California State University,...

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Stephanie Nitahara and Daniel Yaguchi

Stephanie Nitahara is the Executive Director of Kizuna, a Nikkei youth organization with the mission of building a community for the next generation of leaders through education, empowerment and engagement. She was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and following her...

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Wisa Uemura and Franco Imperial

In this episode we connect with Franco Imperial and Wise Uemura, the Artistic Director and Executive Director, respectively, of San Jose Taiko. San Jose Taiko is one of the oldest Taiko performance groups in the US. Influenced by Japanese heritage...

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