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Nisei Center to host book signing, lecture

Author and professor Gail Okawa will talk about her book, “Remembering Our Grandfather’s Exile: U.S. Imprisonment of Hawaii’s Japanese in World War II,” at a free event at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center.

Okawa is an emeritus professor at Youngstown State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for Biographical Research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Her book chronicles the Hawaii issei (first generation) experience in Mainland internment camps during Word War II, told through the eyes of a granddaughter and researcher born during the war.

There will be a book signing and guests will be able to visit the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s “Internment: Stories from Maui” exhibit after the talk.

Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call (808) 244-6862.

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