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In April 1975, we published an interview with Phil Hayasaka for our Asian American Movement issue.

In the editor’s note preceding Phil Hayasaka’s interview, Tagawa wrote Phil “was one of the prime movers in beginning the Asian American Movement in Seattle.

In today’s pandemic realm the Asian American community faces not only COVID-19, but the continued virus of racial hate.

The rise of Third World and Yellow Power movements empowered the Asian American Movement of prior decades.

Phil Hayasaka and Karen L. Ishizuka; Lois Hayasaka (Phil’s wife of 44 years), Phil, and Karen; Lois and Phil Hayasaka with Bob Santos.

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