On May 17, 2010, San Diego State University honored its former Japanese American students who were forced to leave the campus due to their imprisonment in American concentration camps during World War II by awarding them honorary degrees (see California State University System To Grant Honorary Degrees To Japanese American Internees).
43 former students were identified as being eligible to receive an honorary degree from SDSU. More than twenty received the degree at the ceremony, some by family members representing relatives who had already passed away.
Here’s a roundup of some of the media coverage:
Honorary Degrees: An Education – San Diego State University Grants Honorary Degrees To Nisei
Honorary Degree Ceremony Puts It All iIn Perspective
Japanese Americans Given Honorary Degrees Six Decades Later (also includes an audio report)
Colleges Award Diplomas To WWII Internees
KSWB-TV 5 in San Diego reported on the ceremony:
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SDSU also interviewed Yoshimine, who received his honorary degree at the ceremony:
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