The legacy of the Nisei who served in WWII, both on and off the fields of battle, is found in the values that guided them: gaman (patience), on (honor) and giri (obligation). We find the hero within when we do our best to practice these values in our everyday lives.
Throughout the year we work to preserve and pass down the history and legacy of the Nisei soldiers by developing educational exhibits; hosting talks by community leaders, authors, teachers, and artists; and presenting workshops aimed at inspiring present and future generations to serve their communities and country.
The returning WWII Nisei soldiers adopted a motto of “Continuing Service.” Their values of honor, responsibility and “kodomo no tame ni” (for the sake of the children) are as relevant today as they were 75+ years ago. Sisters Ann and Lori Teranishi are leaders in their respective occupations, paving the way for female professionals...read more
The Nisei Narrative Series is an opportunity to take a more personal journey into the Nisei experience both during and after WWII. With a family business legacy that spans three generations, Paul Kosasa will discuss business, leadership and the importance of philanthropy. He will also touch upon his parent’s experience during WWII being Japanese...read more