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Sanae Nakatani

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Sanae Nakatani is a PhD candidate of the Department of American Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and currently writing her dissertation on Nisei artists/architects Isamu Noguchi, George Nakashima, and Minoru Yamasaki. Her great-grandparents and granduncles (the Okiyamas from Seattle) were incarcerated at Fort Missoula, Lordsburg, Santa Fe, and Minidoka. Her grandmother, who was educated in both the United States and Japan, got married in Japan during WWII and has lived there since. Nakatani hopes to research the history of Seattle's Japanese American community along with her family history in the future. She can be reached at [email protected]