2/14 – Day of Remembrance in San Jose

Feb. 14 —  The 30th annual San Jose Day of Remembrance, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. 5th St. (near Jackson) in Japantown.

The commemoration marks the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed on Feb. 19, 1942, which authorized the internment of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast. This year’s theme is “Redress/Reparations: Unfinished Business.” The focus is on Japanese Latin Americans, the majority from Peru, who were also interned by the U.S. government during World War II.

Presented by Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC), the program will feature Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) and other speakers from the community; the traditional candlelight procession through Japantown; and cultural performances, including San Jose Taiko.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (408) 505-1186 or visit www.sjnoc.org.