taking oathHarumi “Bacon” Sakatani, incoming president of the Japanese American Korean War Veterans (JAKWV), takes the oath of office at the organization’s annual installation and New Year’s celebration on Jan. 18 at the Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant in Gardena.

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Min Tonai, outgoing JAKWV president, offers remarks.

book presentationPeter J. Gravett, secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, presents books to all veterans and widows of veterans. The book is in gratitude to Korean War vets for South Korea’s postwar growth in the past 60 years since the end of hostilities between North and South Korea.

Photos by MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo


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