Photos, Map and Oral History Project of the Japanese Language School

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Oral History Project

University of Washington Tacoma has preserved the heritage of the Japanese Language School through academic research. Professors Lisa Hoffman and Mary Hanneman in 2003 received grants from the Founder's Endowment at UW Tacoma and the Ethnic Studies in the United States fund at UW Seattle, to collect oral histories of the former students of the school, recording more than 40 interviews. The video below is a overview of that project.

Media Resources: Photos and Map

Photos below are available in high-res format for media use. The map showing location of memorial links to a larger PDF version.

To request high-res photos, contact: John Burkhardt,, Director of Communications, 253-692-4536.

Japanese Language Memorial sculpture by Gerard Tsutakawa Historic image of Japanese Language School Historic image of Japanese Language School Map showing location of Japanese Language School memorial on UW Tacoma campus