William Yoshino

Bill Yoshino is a Chicago based civil rights activist. He is currently the Midwest Director of the Japanese American Citizens League.

Updated April 2007

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Voices of Chicago

Japanese American Redress: A View from the Midwest


I joined the staff of the JACL as its Midwest Director in October 1978 and I knew immediately that I wanted to be part of the effort to seek a remedy for the injustice of the Japanese American internment. The JACL had just passed a resolution at its national convention in Salt Lake City declaring that the organization would undertake a campaign to seek redress for those who suffered injustices by action of the government during World War II.


Shortly after I started working for the JACL, I attended a staff meeting in San Francisco where I met …

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