Graduation time for Japanese Americans – 66 years later

Graduation time for Japanese Americans – 66 years later

It’s graduation time at the University of Washington and for several former students, this Sunday will be a very momentous occasion.

A few months ago we told you that 440 AJAs who were removed from the school during World War II are finally receiving their degrees – 66 years later. Well, the time has finally arrived, and while many are not alive to receive their degrees, the university’s ceremony is still an important gesture for the Japanese American community.

If you aren’t planning on going to the ceremony, but still want to see it, you can view the live stream on this website on Sunday at 2 p.m. Seattle time (11 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time).

One more thing. Be sure to check back here, because The Hawaii Herald will be featuring a story on Sunday’s ceremony in one of our future issues.

UW exhibit

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