Joseph Y. Yasutake

Joe was born in Seattle Washington. During his professional career, he held various positions with the Air Force Systems Command and the Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Now retired, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) and the Japantown Community Congress of San Jose (JCCsj). He has served as President for both organizations.  He received a Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Ohio State University.

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Yesterday’s Farmer: Eiichi Edward Sakauye (1912-2005)

I first got to know Eiichi when I spent several days with him while preparing for an extensive interview with him that was to be a part of a video history project. Our friendship blossomed when, at age 90, he decided that his night vision was not good enough to drive after dark. This decision resulted in my routinely picking him up to attend JAMsj board meetings and other evening events. During this period, I had the privilege of listening to many stories about his fascinating life—from his childhood, his days in internment camp, and his subsequent involvement in ...

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