Long-time Manzanar Committee leader Tak Yamamoto (second from left), shown here receiving the Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award at the 40th Annual
Manzanar Pilgrimage, April 25, 2009, died on November 9, 2012.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles-based Manzanar Committee
is saddened to report the passing of long-time Manzanar Committee leader Takenori “Tak” Yamamoto
, of Los Angeles, on Friday, November 9, 2012.
Yamamoto, 74, died of natural causes, according to long-time partner and Committee supporter Karl Fish.
Growing up in a large family, Yamamoto was among the 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from the West Coast as a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Read more of this post