All posts by Keith Kamisugi

Peter Irons: ‘Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling must not repeat errors of Japanese internment’

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by Prof. Peter Irons in its June 13, 2018, edition. Prof. Irons is the author of “Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese American Internment Cases.” A member of the Supreme Court bar, he represented Fred Korematsu and Gordon Hirabayashi in the successful suits to vacate their wartime ...

Dale Minami on WCLV in Cleveland

After The City Club event, Dale Minami sat down with WCLV 104.9 public television to discuss the long term implications of Korematsu v. United States and how to avoid repeating history. Watch the video.

And Then They Came for Us Film Wins ABA Silver Gavel Award

UPDATE 5/23/18: The American Bar Association awarded And Then They Came for Us the Silver Gavel award in the Documentary category! The ABA Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts recognizes outstanding work in media and the arts that fosters the public’s understanding of law and the legal system. A committee composed of 45 ...

Dale Minami on #StopRepeatingHistory at The City Club of Cleveland

Featured photo by Dan Moulthrop @danmoulthrop Today, @DaleMinami discusses America's complicated history of civil rights and the Korematsu vs. U.S. #SCOTUS case. Follow #CityClub, or watch the forum live on our homepage at — The City Club of CLE (@TheCityClub) May 23, 2018 “It’s important to note that when Asian Americans started coming in ...

Video: Lessons from the Incarceration

“Executive orders are easy to pass, but it took 40 years to say, ‘I’m sorry.'” Takeshi Furumoto was born in a Japanese American incarceration camp. 74 years later, he talks about how it feels to live through another dangerous tide of racial prejudice, anti-immigrant sentiment, and mass hysteria.