Consul General Ito Attends Day of Remembrance 2017 (February 19, 2017)

                                               Professor Hirabayashi, UCLA                                                         A view of the venue

     On February 19,2017, Consul General Ito was invited to attend the Day of Remembrance 2017, an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, held in Denver. An estimated 500 people attended the event, including many members of the Japanese American related organization. Lane Hirabayashi, a Japanese-American professor at UCLA, presented a lecture about the resettlement of Japanese Americans after being interned in American concentration camps during World War II. A very active discussion about how to prevent something like the internment camps from happening again followed Professor Hirabayashi’s lecture.