At Tule Lake, an elderly man is searched for contraband — a frequent occurrence in the camps. (R.H. Ross/War Relocation Authority)

SAN JOSE — “Stories from the Past, Lessons for Today” is the theme of San Jose’s 35th annual Day of Remembrance, set for Sunday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) at San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. 5th St. (near Jackson Street), San Jose.

Presented by Nihonmachi Outreach Committee, Day of Remembrance commemorates Executive Order 9066, issued on Feb. 19, 1942, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration campus during World War II.

This year’s event features guest speaker Tom Izu, executive director of the California History Center at De Anza College in Cupertino; Rep. Mike Honda (D-Santa Clara); a candlelight procession through San Jose’s Japantown, and a performance by San Jose Taiko.

The event is free and open to the public. For momre information, call (408) 505-1186 or visit

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