“Nikkei Heroes” series will screen two WWII films

Two films will be shown for the series “Nikkei Heroes” at the Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Ave. S., in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District.

On Nov. 2, “Conscience and The Constitution, a PBS film of the largest organized resistance to the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, will be shown. The film follows the resisters, who were ready to fight for their country once their rights were restored. After the screening, the film’s producer, Frank Abe, will speak and take questions. The film will have Japanese subtitles.

On Nov. 16, the documentary “KASH, The Legend and Legacy of Shiro Kashino” will be shown. The 68-minute film profiles Seattle-born Shiro “Kash” Kashino, storied soldier of the famed Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Special guests will be film producer Vince Matsudaira from Los Angeles (A University of Washington graduate), and Louise and Debbie Kashino, widow and daughter of Shiro Kashino, now residing in Bellevue. A bilingual English-Japanese moderator will handle the discussion and entertain questions from the audience. (end)

Both movies will be shown from 2–4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-623-0100 or email elaine@hokubeihochi.org.

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