Bay Area educator and civil rights advocate who was active in the redress movement, co-founded JACL Women’s Concerns Committee and chaired National Japanese American Historical Society’s Women’s Exhibit Committee.
She served as CEO of the Japanese American National Museum and developed ties between Japanese and Japanese American leaders as president of the U.S.-Japan Council.
She was the second woman elected JACL national president, serving two terms, and was city clerk of Carson for 37 years.
A former Manzanar incarceree, he was a charter member of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee, which erected a monument in 2017.
A Vietnam veteran who received 14 combat decorations, he was a driving force behind the Japanese American Vietnam Veterans Wall in Little Tokyo.