Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
Tickets: $12/$8 Japan Society members, seniors, and students
Shortly after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed an executive order authorizing the U.S. Army to begin rounding up hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans and place them into primitive internment camps while racial hysteria overwhelmed a nation suddenly at war. As part of Japan Society’s Stories from the War series, author Richard Reeves will tell a story of the enormous struggles Japanese Americans faced both inside and outside the camps.
Reeves, the bestselling author of such books as President Kennedy: Profile in Power, is an award-winning journalist who has worked for The New York Times, written for The New Yorker, and served as chief correspondent for Frontline on PBS. He currently lives in LA and is the senior lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.
The discussion will be moderated by Fred Katayama, an award-winning anchor for Reuters Television who serves on the Boards of Japan Society and U.S.-Japan Council. A Los Angeles native whose family was interned in the camps, Katayama earned a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Columbia University and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His career has spanned print, television, and new media, winning AAJA’s national award for reporting and newsroom leadership award, the Maxwell Media Award, the National Magazine Award as part of a Fortune reporting team, and Overseas Press Club of America citation.
This program will be followed by a reception.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.