George Takei of Star Trek Fame Recounts His Japanese American Family’s Time in US Interment Camp

Quite an interesting article from the NYT on George Takei and his many activities and experiences over his life and his upcoming play about his family’s life in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans in the USA during WW Two.

George Takei Reflects on Travel, Both Painful and Pleasurable


From the New York Times

George Takei is a man of many speaking engagements. He talks at “Star Trek” conventions about his role as Mr. Sulu. He tells soldiers and students about the role of Japanese-Americans during World War II, a subject in which he is well versed. In a new musical, “Allegiance,” based on his family’s experience living in internment camps during the war, he actually sings the story.

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