Never to Forget: The Japanese American Historical Plaza
The Story, Emotion, and Inspiration Behind the Japanese American Historical Plaza
Henry Sakamoto tells the interesting story of the reasoning behind building the Japanese American Historical Plaza, which is located not far from Old Town/ Chinatown and along the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The beautiful plaza was built with the purpose of never letting the public forget about the devastating incarceration of Japanese Americans not just from Portland, but also from other U.S. cities along the west coast during World War II.
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