Japanese American identity

Neighbor took care of her mother after grandfather was taken by FBI Her grandfather was pressured to teach Japanese Camp stories impact on her career Japanese American identity Importance of overcoming Asian American stereotypes Challenges faced by female judges Becoming first AA State Bar President in California Receiving support from Sonia Sotomayer to run for the bench Advice to young lawyers


I always identified Japanese American. It was always, I was a Sansei, and that was always a really important part of my identity, that this was my community and this was my family and I was very proud of traditions and of everything that Japanese Americans have been able to achieve in this country in the face of tremendous discrimination and horrible things like the imprisonment of my family during the war.

日付: July 11, 2019
場所: California, US
Interviewer: Kayla Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum; Japanese American Bar Association

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