The Life and Times of Minoru Yasui

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Sep 201427

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

Min Yasui was a young Nisei attorney in Oregon during World War II when he violated the military curfew imposed upon all persons of Japanese ancestry in order to bring a test case to court. He lost that case in the U.S. Supreme Court, but nearly 40 years later he reopened it as part of the coram nobis litigation brought by young Sansei attorneys in 1983. Yasui was not only a key player in both of those eras, but also an outspoken, deeply committed activist all his life, working tirelessly for the human and civil rights of all people.

This presentation and panel discussion will include film clips, photographs, and documents illustrating Yasui’s life and times. Featured participants are Yasui’s colleague, attorney Peggy Nagae; his youngest daughter, Holly Yasui; and documentary filmmaker Janice Tanaka, who will serve as moderator.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.

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