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Sharon Yamato

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Sharon Yamato, co-producer, co-director and co-writer of Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn, is a writer/filmmaker who is currently working on a short documentary on the life of a young Japanese American man who was killed while serving as a member of the highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team during WWII. She authored Moving Walls: Preserving the Barracks of America's Concentration Camps and co-authored Jive Bomber: A Sentimental Journey, a book by the founding president of the Japanese American National Museum. As a consultant to the Japanese American National Museum, she has served as editor of the Museum Magazine and project director of An American Son: George Aratani, Founder of Mikasa and Kenwood and The Encyclopedia of Japanese American History from A to Z. She has written articles for the Los Angeles Times, and is currently a columnist for the Los Angeles daily newspaper, The Rafu Shimpo.