Photo of Tule Lake Block 42, courtesy of brothers Mamoru “Mori” and James Tanimoto.

SAN FRANCISCO — The UCLA Asian American Studies Center’s Suyama Project will be introduced to the Bay Area on Saturday, March, 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California’s Issei Memorial Hall, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown.

Brothers Mamoru “Mori” and James Tanimoto will share their experiences being arrested along with other men of Block 42 at the Tule Lake WRA (War Relocation Authority) Center during World War II.

Professor Lane Hirabayashi and project coordinators Martha Nakagawa and Tam Nguyen will also discuss the importance of the Suyama Project, which aims to preserve the history of Japanese American resistance during World War II, including but not limited to the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team draftees, Army and draft resisters, no-nos, renunciants, and other Nikkei dissidents of World War II.

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