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Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) veterans speak out about the injustice shown to Japanese Americans during World War II and in solidarity demand redress. A confrontation occurs between testifier Jim Kawaminami and author Lillian Baker, who denied that Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II.


Introduction by Roy Nakano, Director of UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Part 1 Testifiers: 

Robert Farrell

Thomas Kinaga

Hiroshi Miyamura (read by Phil Shigekuni)

Paul Oda

Jim Kawaminami

Jun Fukushima

Mitsuo Usui

Paul Sagawa

Robert Hayamizu

Tsuye Nozawa

Rev. Bunyu Fujimura

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) Los Angeles hearings, Visual Communications and Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) presents SPEAK OUT FOR JUSTICE, the entire gavel-to-gavel tape coverage of the Los Angeles hearings, held August 4 - 6, 1981. We are releasing the full 26 hours of tapes, comprising over 150 testimonies from those impacted by Executive Order 9066, including special introductions by various community members.

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    126 minutes
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    United States