In his new book, “The Unsung Great: Stories of Extraordinary Japanese Americans,” scholar and journalist Greg Robinson showcases the lives and achievements of relatively unknown but remarkable people in Nikkei history. We joined a book launch event on January 21 when Robinson explored the unknown aspects of the diverse and artistically vibrant Nikkei community in prewar and wartime New York. He was joined by artists Tomie Arai and Sheila Hamanaka in a conversation moderated by Brian Niiya, Densho Content Director.

Copies of the book are available for purchase at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Co-presented by Densho, Japanese American Association, NYC DOR Committee, JACL-NY, University of Washington Press, and Elliott Bay Book Company.