Japanese American Lives
"Japanese American Lives" is a limited series that showcases the richness of the Japanese American experience. From a 99-year-old judo master, to questioned loyalties during World War II, to founders of the Asian American jazz movement, and finally, Japanese Americans helping to rebuild Japan after the devastating tsunami, "Japanese American Lives" is an important look at the varied diversity of America.
Japanese American Lives Previous Broadcasts
Stories from Tohuku (Episode #103H)
KQED World: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
Two years after the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, survivors are still struggling to rebuild. The Japanese American community has continued to raise money and organize aid trips to the region. This powerful documentary explores both the endurance and frustration of the survivors and the hope inspired by the visitors. Olympic Gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi is featured.