Day of Remembrance Event – February 19, 2023


The Day of Remembrance recognizes the anniversary of issuing of President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the wrongful incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1942. The St. Louis JACL will be hosting a Day of Remembrance Event at The Lodge in Des Peres, Missouri on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 12:30 pm. The guest for this program is actor/director/producer Lane Nishikawa of Los Angeles, California. Sandwich/salad box lunch will be provided and RSVP is required by February 13 to because capacity is limited.

Mr. Nishikawa will present “From Hawaii to Hollywood” and share his 45-year journey as a writer, actor, theater and film producer and director, performance artist and activist. He is known for “Only the Brave,” his movie about the all Japanese American 442nd Battalion during World War II, is currently working on projects related to the history of JACL and the recent rise in Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate.

Mr. Lane Nishikawa has been in film, television and theatrical industries for over thirty-five years. His dramatic feature film, Only the Brave, appeared in over 18 film festivals, internationally, screened in over 25 cities across the U.S., broadcast on National PBS, SHOWTIME Television, Armed Forces Network, and distributed to over 15 countries worldwide. He was Artistic Director of the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco, for ten seasons, before forming Mission From Buddha Productions, a film and theater production company, which he ran for 14 years. His new company, West River Productions, just completed production with is new documentary feature film, Our Lost Years, a comprehensive examination of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The link below will provide the access to West River Production and its products.

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