Manzanar Committee Member Joyce Okazaki Shares Her Story On National Public Radio In Fresno

Photo: Ansel Adams

Manzanar Committee member Joyce Okazaki, who, as a child, was one of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were imprisoned in American concentration camps during World War II (Okazaki, who was then Joyce Yuki Nakamura, is pictured at left in this famous photo by Ansel Adams taken at Manzanar), appeared on Valley Public Radio (KVPR-FM 89.3; National Public Radio in California’s Central Valley) in Fresno, California to speak of her experiences behind the barbed wire at Manzanar, located in Callifornia’s Owens Valley, just over the Eastern Sierras from Fresno.

Okazaki was a guest on Quality of Life, a weekly show on KVPR. The show, entitled “Pearl Harbor Remembrance,” aired on December 7, 2010, the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Also appearing with guest host George Mason was Lori Clune, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State).

You can listen to the entire show here (the segment featuring Okazaki begins at the 29:36 mark of the broadcast):


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