WHO/WHAT: The long-awaited release of “An Internment Odyssey: Haisho Tenten,” written by Suikei Furuya and translated by Tatsumi Hayashi, will be released by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The book chronicles Furuya’s World War II imprisonment though seven states and across 11,000 miles. Woven throughout the book are poems about Furuya’s exile, depicting efforts by the internees to bring dignity and joy to their lives while imprisoned. The program will include a panel discussion with Tatsumi Hayashi, Sheila Chun, Brian Niiya and a member of the Furuya family.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Honouliuli National Monument JCCH Education Center, adjacent to the gift shop. Admission is free. For more information or to RSVP, call (808) 945-7633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited, so RSVP is requested.