All posts by Keith Kamisugi

Robert L. Tsai: ‘How activists resisted — and ultimately overturned — an unjust Supreme Court decision’

Prof. Robert L. Tsai authored an op-ed in the Jan. 30, 2019, edition of The Washington Post on Korematsu v. United States and how the ruling “died in the cultural realm” but was “replaced by a shinier version of the same.” Trump v. Hawaii now stands for the assertion of executive power to wreak havoc ...

Hirono, Murkowski, Coons, Gardner, Takano Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Award Fred Korematsu the Congressional Gold Medal

On what would have been his 100th Birthday, Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced bicameral legislation to award Fred Korematsu the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his fight against the illegal incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and ...

4th Graders at Clarendon Alternative Elementary School Present Fred Korematsu Play

For the past five years, fourth-grade students in the Japanese Bicultural Bilingual Program (JBBP) at at Clarendon Alternative Elementary School presented a 12-minute play about the resistance and advocacy of Fred Korematsu who challenged the racially biased Exclusion Order aimed at Japanese Americans during World War II. JBBP fourth-grade teacher Junko Tanaka wrote the script ...

Fred Korematsu’s 100th Birthday

The New York Day of Remembrance Committee presents the 2nd Annual New York City Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the New York County Lawyers Association, Andrew Hamilton Hall, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The event will also commemorate Korematsu’s 100th birthday. He was born ...

Newly Discovered 1984 Photo of Yasui, Korematsu, Hirabayashi by Bob Hsiang

From Bob Hsiang: I made a startling discovery in my archives tonight. a roll of film I shot 34 years ago. This is a still from the premiere of Steven Okazaki’s “Unfinished Business” at NAATA Film Festival, S.F. (now known as CAAM). It is a documentary “which centered on Min Yasui, an attorney from Oregon, ...