Nisei Diploma Project

Nisei Honorary Committee

Assembly Member Warren Furutani
Author of AB 37

Congressman Mike Honda

Norm Mineta
Former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Transportation

George Takei
Actor; Former Chairman of the Japanese American National Museum

Joan Otomo-Corgel
CSU Trustee Emeritus and Fresno State Alumna whose father is a Fresno honoree

Jan Yanehiro
Bay Area broadcast newscaster and host of community-interest programs

Yoshihiro Uchida
Former Olympic and judo coach at SJSU

Paul Osaki
Executive Director, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California

James Hirabayashi
Founding curator of the Japanese American National Museum

Kevin Starr
California State Librarian Emeritus and Administrator of the CA Civil Liberties Public Education Program

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Author of "Farewell to Manzanar"

Bob H. Suzuki
Former President of Cal Poly Pomona

Akemi Kikumura Yano
Executive Director of the Japanese American National Museum

Dale Minami
Attorney; Chaired the federal Civil Liberties Public Education Program

Margaret Iwanaga Penrose
President and Chief Executive Officer, Union of Pan Asian Communities

Helen Kawagoe
Board of Governors, Japanese American National Museum and Carson City Clerk