Japanese Hospital: Caring for the Pre-War Nikkei Community Program


Presented Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum of the Japanese American National Museum. 

For the early Issei immigrants, access to medical care was limited. Five Issei doctors sued the State of California after being denied papers of incorporation to build a hospital. Jordan vs. Tashiro was finally won in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1928. The Japanese Hospital opened in Boyle Heights in 1929.



Welcome: Darryl Mori, Vice President, Japanese American National Museum

Introduction: Gwenn M. Jensen, Ph.D.

Presentation: Troy Kaji, M.D.

Special Guest: Janice Marion Wright LaMoree

Video Interviews: Yoshiko Inose; Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji; Margaret Kuroiwa; Sakaye Shigekawa M.D; and Masako Kusayanagi Miura, M.D.

Q & A

Closing Remarks: Bill Watanabe, Excecutive Director, Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation



Co-sponsored by the Little Tokyo Historical Society and the Japanese American National Museum. Part of a series presented by Discover Nikkei, a project of the Japanese American National Museum, made possible through the generous support of The Nippon Foundation.

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