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Sanae Nakatani

Sanae Nakatani is associate professor at the University Education Center at Tokyo Metropolitan University. Her research focuses on Nisei artists/architects Isamu Noguchi, George Nakashima, and Minoru Yamasaki. Her great-grandparents immigrated to Seattle and operated the Grand Central Hotel on 1st Ave S. They were incarcerated at Fort Missoula, Lordsburg, Santa Fe, and Minidoka. She hopes to research the history of Seattle's Japanese American community along with her family history in the future.