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Japanese American Soldiers Photo Collection Will Be Shown in Washington, D.C.

S. F. Mori

It is the work of Historian Eric Saul

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The Japanese American Veterans' Association (JAVA) and the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Japan Embassy are co-sponsoring an exhibit in Washington, D.C. It is the work of Eric Saul.

The World War II Nisei Soldiers Photo Collection will be on display at the Japan Information and Culture Center which is located at 1150 18th Street NW in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will run from September 21, 2023, until December 5, 2023. It will be open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday.

Nisei is the Japanese language term to specify the second generation of Japanese in the United States. The Nisei were born in the United States and are American citizens. These are American born children of the first generation immigrants from Japan.

Many of the Nisei who were young men during World War II became soldiers in the United States military. The exhibit is about those soldiers who fought bravely for their country, the United States of America. Many gave their lives or were wounded as they served to show their dedication and patriotism to America.

Eric Saul has spent many years documenting the service of the Nisei soldiers of World War II. He was Director of the Presidio Army Museum when he developed the first exhibit on Japanese American soldiers in 1980.

The JICC will have a special evening on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, when the public is invited to hear Eric Saul speak about his collection and the photographs which are on view at JICC. The program is free, but a ticket to enter will be required.

This exhibit is worthwhile for anyone living in the Washington, D.C. area or visiting to see. It tells an important part of American history.

For more information about Eric Saul's collection, please visit his webpage on Japanese American patriotism: https://www.japaneseamericanpatriotism.com/.

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/exhibits/go-for-broke-2023.html

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