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Webinar:Japanese Americans at Seabrook Farms in NJ
By Mike Pulsifer
Posted on 12/29/2020 5:03 PM
Webinar: The Life of Japanese Americans at Seabrook Farms during the World War II on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at 2:00PM~3:30PM

The Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee of Penn's Village and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia are co-hosting a free lecture and discussion by Masaru Edmund Nakawatase, Alfred Hirotoshi Nishikawa and Rob Buscher.

The program is about a story of over 2,500 Japanese American families who were employed by Seabrook Farms, an American company located in Southern New Jersey, right after they were relocated from the American concentration camp in 1944.

After the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese Empire, Japanese Americans were forcibly evicted from their West Coast homes and businesses under the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. The over 120,000 Japanese American were then mass incarcerated in the concentration camps located in the interior of the country. The Supreme Court ruled that the War Relocation Authority “has no authority to subject citizens who are concededly loyal to its leave procedure.” in 1944. It paved the way for the camps to close.

Thanks to our co-host, The Japan American Society, registration for this free webinar will occur on their website by clicking on this link: https://japanphilly.org/?event=the-life-of-japanese-americans-at-seabrook-farms-during-the-second-world-war-lecture-and-discussion-with-edmund-masaru-nakawatase-hiro-nishikawa-and-rob-buscher&event_date=2021-01-30