Funding for Collecting Nisei Stories was provided by the

California State Library

Community partners and collaborators include:

Berkeley Japanese American Citizens League; Berkeley Methodist United Church; Heyday; Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj); and Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)

Project Team:

Brian Dempster,, Workshop Facilitator, Editor;
Jill Shiraki, Project Manager;
Felicia Hoshino, Graphic Artist;
Steven Chin, MKmedia, Web Consultant

In the aftermath of World War II, more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry – roughly two-thirds of whom were American citizens – were released from forced imprisonment in U.S. concentration camps. But released to return where, after being taken from their homes along the West Coast? When they were finally allowed to leave the internment camps, they faced a new challenge: How do you resume a life so interrupted.
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