Involvement in Nikkei community in New York City

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Well, I have been very busy, involved in the community and everyone seeks my advice when it comes to whom to contact for what. And right now I’m…I’m with the Village Area Center. I volunteer there. Is my connection with the association, and the Japanese Community. And right now the main project is planting Cherry Trees on the former World’s Fair Site in Flushing Meadows. We hope to have a big celebration this spring, in which the mayor and the ambassador and all will be invited for this Cherry Blossom Festival. So we will have one in Manhattan.

Date: November 15, 2000
Location: New York, United States
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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