UH Hilo invites public to “Yokosuka 1953” film screening

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Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Girls’ Day, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites the public to a special free screening of the film “Yokosuka 1953” on Tuesday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center Room W-201.

The documentary tells the story of Yoko, who was born in Yokosuka, Japan in 1947 to a Japanese lady and an American soldier. Her mother was a single mother and Yoko was adopted to the United States in 1953. The film is about Yoko’s journey to Japan to trace her mother’s footsteps and to meet her mother, revealing hidden history about Japan and the United States along the way.

Director Dr. Tsuyoshi Kigawa will be present at the screening and will discuss the background of the documentary. Kigawa is an associate professor at Wakayama University in Japan.

The screening is sponsored by the UH Hilo International Student Services program. For more information, call 932-7467.

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