(L) Marlan Warren (C) Yuri Kochiyama (R) Ruth Ishizaki
Photo by Victoria Yang:
PACIFIC CITIZEN CELEBRATES YURI KOCHIYAMA AND HER CRUSADERS
The Pacific Citizen came out with the story about Yuri Kochiyama's Crusaders and "Bits of Paradise" play and movie earlier than I was expecting -- posting it on their website before it shows up in print in mid-Nov.
Reporter Nalea J. Ko did an amazing job of sifting through hundreds of facts and coming up with a succinct angle for the story: THAT THESE WOMEN DESERVE RECOGNITION FOR THEIR WAR EFFORT.
Thank you, Nalea, PacificCitizen editors, and Bill Honda (for suggesting this story about the Cruaders). I hope this story will encourage more vets and Crusaders to participate in the making of the film.
Here's the link: Pacific Citizen Story