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Brian Y. Sato


November 4th to December 6, 2013

NVMC to Present Brian Y. Sato’s “Gokurosama” photo exhibition

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will be presenting Honolulu photographer, Brian Y. Sato’s “Gokurosama Hawaii Nikkei Nisei” exhibition from November 4th to December 6, 2013, in the campus’ Education Building. The exhibit consists of over 50 black and white photographs of Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans) from across the state.

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Tom Yamada


Maui Nisei veterans were prominently featured at this year’s 9th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in August 2012. On opening day, Maui born Eichi Oki, member of Co. K, 3rd Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) was given the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

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<< Tom Yamada, an original member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, addressing Senior Judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at Kaanapali.

February 25, 2012
Congressional Gold Medal Event

Congressional Medal of Honor More than two dozen of Maui's living World War II nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service were honored in February for their bravery in fighting for the freedom Americans enjoy today.Read more >>>

December 11, 2011
Chrysanthemum Queen

After weeks of gathering donations for a good cause, student Alyssa McAliden is crowned at annual festival.
By KEHAULANI CERIZO - Staff Writer ( , The Maui News
WAILUKU - Fifteen-year-old Alyssa McAliden laughs about her luck when it comes to competition.

Maui News, Oct. 4, 2011

Honoring legacy, ‘go for broke’ heroism of the 100th/442nd
French community also holds event to remember those who liberated them from the Nazis

October 4, 2011
By LEE IMADA - News Editor, The Maui News

With the nisei veterans of World War II slowly passing into history, those who care about them have focused their efforts on honoring their legacy and chronicling their fight for their country and Japanese-Americans everywhere so that future generations will remember their "go for broke" heroism and their impact on the nation and the world. Read more >>

Maui News, Sept. 16, 2011

Nisei memorial to finish in 2012
September 16, 2011
By MELISSA TANJI - Staff Writer, The Maui News

WAILUKU - After decades of planning, fundraising and dealing with the permitting process, the last segment of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is scheduled to be completed by early next year.