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Cool Japanese Americans Interned during WWII

People of Japanese decent that were born in America AKA Nikkei

George Nakashima

George Katsutoshi Nakashima ( Japanese: 中島勝寿 Nakashima Katsutoshi, May 24, 1905 - June 15, 1990) was an American woodworker, architect, and furniture maker who was one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture design and a father of the American craft movement.

Tak Fujimoto

Tak Fujimoto, Cinematographer: The Silence of the Lambs. Tak Fujimoto was born on July 12, 1939 in San Diego, California, USA as Takashi Fujimoto. He is known for his work on The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Sixth Sense (1999) and Signs (2002).

Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Evelyn Nakano Glenn is a Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

George Takei

George Hosato Takei (武井 穂郷, Takei Hosato?, /təˈkeɪ/; born April 20, 1937) is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is most widely known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek.[2][3] He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.