WASHINGTON, D.C. — JACL and the Hon. Norman Y. Mineta will honor Mike M. Masaoka at the JACL National Convention’s Sayonara Banquet, which is set to take place at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., in July.
Masaoka was a lifelong public servant and active JACL member, serving as JACL’s National Secretary, field executive, national legislative director of JACL’s Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Washington, D.C., Representative. He worked tirelessly to advance the cause of Japanese Americans during World War II, helping to form the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and abolish many discriminatory laws against Asian Americans. Masaoka passed away in 1991.
The 2015 JACL National Convention will be held July 13-15. For more information, visit the Convention website at www.jacl.org/2015convention/.