japanese internment

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Once thought to be lost, the Honouliuli Internment Camp is now a national monument. Yesterday, a dedication ceremony in the Kunia gulch made it official. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined local leaders and several volunteers from the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, who have been working for years to preserve what was once the largest internment camp in the state.

Ned Sato
Ned Sato

A Hawai‘i woman should have graduated from McKinley High School in the spring of 1943. But Sarah Okada Sato’s studies were put on hold when she and her family were forced to relocate to an internment camp on the mainland. This year, the state’s Department of Education sent Sato an honorary diploma, more than seven decades later. HPR’s Molly Solomon has her story.

Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village
Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village

President Obama is expected to announce the designation of three national monuments. One of them is Honouliuli, the largest World War Two internment camp in Hawai‘i. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

It’s a site that’s history was almost forgotten.

Honouliuli Internment Camp remained hidden from view in an Oahu gulch for nearly 60 years. It was one of five camps in the islands where the United States military interned Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The story of Honouliuli Internment Camp nearly vanished. The site remained hidden from view in an Oahu gulch for nearly 60 years, until it was re-discovered by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii in 2002. Now it’s under consideration to be designated as a national monument or historic site. It’s on private land owned by Monsanto. HPR’s Molly Solomon got a private tour and has this report.

Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village
Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village

Congress may soon designate Hawaii’s first national monument or historic site. It’s Honouliuli, an internment camp that held hundreds of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Carole Hayashino is the President and Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. She has a very personal connection to this piece of history.

Tomorrow, we'll take you on a tour of the Honouliuli site, and explain how this piece of local history was almost lost.

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www.hty.org

You may not know his name, but Gordon Hirabayashi’s story is one you’ll remember. Hawaii 5-0’s Daniel Dae Kim is working on a very special project with Honolulu Theatre for Youth.  HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with the actor and has this report.