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Events - 02.12.2020

Special Presentation | Sharing Japanese American History in Japan

Dr. Mitchell T. Maki with students



7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


JAPAN HOUSE Salon, Level 5



In this special talk co-presented by the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and JAPAN HOUSE, Dr. Mitchell T. Maki will reflect on his recent experience sharing Japanese American history in Japan, where he traveled as an official government guest. Dr. Maki made presentations at respected academic institutions as well as traveling to Hiroshima and his ancestral home of Yamaguchi Prefecture. He’ll describe how his research and perspective was shaped by this trip, and how it reconnected him to his dual heritage - rooted in America as much as Japan.

In Dr. Maki’s words: “This visit reminded me of how American I am. At the same time, it awakened the parts of my being that are Japanese. To me, Tokyo, Yamaguchi, and Hiroshima used to be places on a map. Now, they are places in my soul.”

Program Details

6:30 PM | Doors Open & Refreshments
7:00 PM | Presentation
8:00 PM | Reception


Registration is closed.

Speaker Profile

Mitchell T. Maki
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D. is a nationally recognized leader in the Japanese American community and one of the leading scholars of the Japanese American redress movement. He is the lead author of the award-winning book, Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress, a detailed case study of the passage of the 1988 Civil Liberties Act. He has served on the Board of Governors and Scholarly Advisory Councils of the Japanese American National Museum and Go For Broke National Education Center. He is a sought-after presenter on issues ranging from the Japanese American Redress movement to contemporary community issues.


By Car: Parking garage at Hollywood & Highland can be entered from Highland Avenue or Orange Drive. Parking is validated at JAPAN HOUSE for 2 hours at a rate of $3; then $2 every 20 minutes or $6 per hour.$18 daily maximum. Free self- parking will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the date of the event with your RSVP. Please bring your parking ticket with you to receive validation.

By Metro: The Metro Red Line, Hollywood/Highland station, is conveniently located directly below Hollywood & Highland.

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