BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1367@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20080208T000000Z DTEND:20080216T000000Z DESCRIPTION:WHAT: OKAGE SAMA DE (I am what I am because of you) by Alton Ch ung\, Music by Mike Van Liew\n\nWHEN: 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays\, Februar y 8th\, 9th\, 15th\, 16th\, 2008\nNo-Host bar from 7:30 to 8:00\; Curtain at 8:00 pm\n\nTICKETS: $12.00 includes complimentary snacks\; beverages a vailable for purchase\n\nRESERVATIONS: 360-882-3581\; <a>Alton@altonchung. com</a>\; or purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets on our website <a href="http://www.portlandstorytheater.com/">www.portlandstorytheater.com< /a>\n\nCaught up in the patriotic fever shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor\, Nisei\, second generation Japanese Americans\, volunteer to join the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT)\, the all Japanese -American unit to fight in Europe in WWII and the Military Intelligence Se rvice to fight in the Pacific. These men fought against the enemy and pre judice with courage and distinction\, leaving behind a rich legacy of hono r for future generations. \n\nMY FRIEND TED\n\nTed Tanouye graduated from Torrance High School in California during WWII. He and his family were se nt to an Internment Camp where he volunteered to join the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Hear the story of how he was eventually awarded the Medal o f Honor\, 55 years after the end of WWII.\n\nHEROES\n\nShortly after the b ombing of Pearl Harbor\, two brothers from Hawaii join the 100th Battalion /442nd Regimental Combat Team. During their journey from raw recruits to combat veterans they learn about courage and honor\, to be part of a team\ , and the reality of war. For its size and duration of service\, the 100t h Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team is the most highly decorated unit in US Military history.\n\nTHROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD\n\nWhat you learn as a child\, you will never forget. Born in Hawaii\, raised in Okinawa\, Takejiro Higa returned to Hawaii just before the US entered WWII. He ende d up joining the Military Intelligence Service in the Pacific. It was a strange to be asked to help plan the invasion of the island where he grew up and stranger still to interrogate his own classmates from school. He a lso undertook the dangerous task of cave-flushing\, trying to coax out Jap anese soldiers and Okinawan civilians out of the deep tunnels. Through it all\, he never lost his deep compassion for the land and people of his ch ildhood.\n\nONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE\n\nChiume Sugihara was the Ja panese Consul in Kaunas\, Lithuania when Germany invaded Poland at the beg inning of WWII. He learned of the plight of the Polish Jews at the hands of the Nazis and going against the orders of his government\, he wrote ove r 2000 transit visas to allow the refugees to escape to Japan. It is esti mated that perhaps 40\,000 people are alive today because of this one man ’s selfless act of kindness.\n\nA TWICE SAVED LIFE\n\nSolly Ganor was an 11 year old Lithuanian Jewish boy at the out break of WWII. He knew Chiu me Sugihara\, received a transit visa\, but he and his family were caught off guard by the swift invasion by the Germans. Surviving in the Jewish ghetto for years\, Solly and his family were spit up in 1944 and he was se nt to Dachau. He was eventually saved by members of the 522 Artillery Bat talion of the 442nd. DTSTAMP:20230209T002919Z SUMMARY:Okage Sama De\, by Alton Chung -- February 8th\, 9th\, 15th\, 16th\ , 2008 URL:/en/events/2008/02/08/okage-sama-de-by-alton-chung/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR