Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter was born and raised in northern Virginia, and received his BA in History from the University of Virginia. He is currently a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is pursuing his MA degree in Asian Studies with a concentration in Japanese studies. He hopes to focus his future research on hikikomori and mental health practices in Japan.

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Power of Our Stories

The Yonsei Memory Project: Keeping Stories Alive Through Inter-Generational Healing

For many Japanese American communities across the country, February 19 marks a Day of Remembrance. On that day seventy-seven years ago, in 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, turning the west coast of the United States into an active military zone and granting the secretary of war broad powers within those exclusionary zones. A reaction to widespread anti-Japanese xenophobia in the wake of Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 paved the way for the illegal incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans residing in those zones in concentration camps across th…

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