Shimomura’s work is so powerful it transcends his own experience and becomes a voice for Americans marginalized in our country due to physical appearance or heritage.
Keeping morale up was critical: the music speaks of hope, of dancing, of forgetting the dangers the world was in.
December 7, 2011 marks the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
What was always taught as a dry timeline of sleep-inducing dates and names, “The War” made natural connections between events and people, and even campaigns and battles became distinct. But not only was I learning facts, I was sensing major social changes emerging as a result of the war.