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A Legacy Saved: Japanese and Japanese Americans in Nebraska

Kawasaki Reading Room

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Platte River Room
1505 S St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info:
Kawasaki Reading Room , (402) 472-9427,
Vickie Sakurada Schaepler will join us from UNK for a Japanese lecture.

Learn of the historical events that impacted the lives of early Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Nebraska. This includes laws directed at Asians, the discrimination they faced, and the people who would support them. Many Japanese Americans would serve during WWII, and serve their country, with distinction. Other Japanese Americans escaped incarceration, left camps, and came to Nebraska where heroes emerged. Learn how this history will be preserved including the economic relationships between Japan and Nebraska that have enriched our Nebraska economy.

There will be a reception following the lecture with free historical books to take home and enjoy.

Additional Public Info:
This event is free and open to UNL students and faculty.

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