Category Archives: Art Okuno

  1. 1941-1942: A Diary of Memories, New Reflections on the Past

    October 26, 2012 by Admin

    By Art Okuno Author’s Note: This piece is based on excerpts from my wartime diary and new material that I added …
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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.