Asia Society Presents Asian American Triumph

Thursday, June 20, 2013
6:30 – 8PM

With a special address delivered by Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, Consul General of Japan in New York, Asia Society will celebrate the 25th anniversary year of the bill’s enactment by featuring two speakers who played pivotal roles in the success of Japanese American redress. The first is Grant Ujifusa of the Japanese American Citizens League, who will talk about how he devised a justification for the bill that appealed across party lines, and then about finding an event in young Ronald Reagan’s life that caused the President to reverse his opposition to H.R. 442. The second speaker will be former Governor Tom Kean of New Jersey, who conveyed what Mr. Ujifusa found to the President and spoke directly with him about the legislation. This conversation will be moderated by Thomson Reuters anchor Fred Katayama, who will also speak about his family’s direct experience with the camps. Welcoming remarks will be delivered by Ambassador Nicholas Platt, Asia Society President Emeritus.

20 June 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm

725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street), New York, NY

Members: $10; Students/Seniors: $12; Nonmembers: $15

Program: 6:30-8:00 pm Reception: 8:00-9:00 pm

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