Japan-America Society
of Southern Colorado

The Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado is a non-profit educational and cultural organization promoting increased awareness, education, and understanding between the citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.

Suyama Project

  • 10 Mar 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Sakura Square, 1255 19th St, Denver, CO 80202

Coming to Denver:


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James Omura & The Heart Mountain

Draft Resisters Talk/Discussion


SaturdayMarch 10, 2018

1:00- 3:30 PM

Sakura Square Mezzanine Meeting Area

Larimer Street between 19th and 20th Streets

Downtown Denver, CO  80802 

At this special event, Professor Emeritus Art Hansen, Ph.D., will share excerpts from an upcoming memoir of the late Nisei journalist James "Jimmie" Matsumoto Omura, which will touch upon Omura's World War II court trail that stemmed from his support of the Heart Mountain Draft resisters.  This event will also discuss the importance of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's Suyama Project, which aims to preserve the history of Japanese American resistance during World War II, including, but not limited to the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team draftees, Army and draft resisters, No-Nos, renunciants, and other Nikkei dissidents of World War II 


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