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George Aratani: A WWII Internee Turned History Buff

Posted on 02/22/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyGeorge Aratani was as personally well-known as the  imported products sold by the companies he founded — most notably, the Mikasa line of dinnerware, and Kenwood home audio equipment. Nevertheless, Aratani helped ensure that Americans knew the larger the story of the injustice inflicted on him and 122,000 Japanese Americans at the outbreak of World War II, when they were forced to leave their homes and live behind fences and under armed guard in internment camps, often losing their property and businesses …