History | Formerly interned Japanese Americans gather 75 years after the Supreme Court decision that ended their exile
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 11/21/19, 12:41 pm
The holiday season is a time for extended family reunions. A huge one came earlier this year for Japanese Americans smiling and embracing in the Holiday Inn lobby here. From the lobby’s leather couch, 90-year-old Bacon Sakatani gazed at the gathering from under bushy gray eyebrows and a Korean War veteran’s cap. His wrinkled skin, stretched over high cheekbones, crinkled with the smile of a thankful grandfather watching his loved ones gather.