Personal Experience with Film Screenings / Book Signings

Bruce Yamashita Portrait in front of Iwo Jima MemorialOver the years, Bruce and Steve Okino (the film’s producer) have traveled across the United States for film screenings and book signings. From Boston to Hawaii, they had the opportunity to meet so many good Americans, busy making their communities a better place. They had the privilege of hearing stories of injustice and pain that often had been kept secret for years. Bruce was willing to tell his story, they were willing to step forward and finally share theirs.

The overriding message during their travels: one person can make a difference, but in the end, it is the cumulative effort of all, that serves as the powerful catalyst for lasting change.

Contact Bruce to Learn More

Bruce is available for speaking engagements or film screenings.

Past Events


  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
  • City of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Dept. of Education, Washington D.C.
  • Dept. of the Interior, Washington D.C.
  • Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C.
  • NASA-Lewis Research Center, Washington D.C.
  • Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, Japan


  • Kitsap Naval Base, Bremerton WA
  • Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI


  • Bill Gates Millennium Leadership Conference, Chantilly VA
  • Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles CA
  • National Asian Pacific Bar Association, Washington D.C.
  • Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles CA
  • Organization of Chinese Americans, Washington D.C.
  • Japanese American Citizens League, Honolulu HI
  • East-West Center, Honolulu HI
  • Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Boston MA
  • National Press Club, Washington D.C.


  • United Methodist Church, Seattle WA
  • The Congregational Church, Cleveland OH
  • The Unity Church, Honolulu HI
  • Unitarian Universalist Church, Bremerton WA
  • San Jose Buddhist Church, San Jose CA


  • DaimlerChrysler, Pontiac MI
  • Hewitt Associates, Lincolnshire IL
  • Levi Strauss & Company, San Francisco CA

High Schools

  • University Laboratory High School, Honolulu HI
  • Kamehameha High School, Honolulu HI
  • Campbell High School, Ewa Beach HI


  • UCLA, Los Angeles CA
  • Princeton University, Princeton NJ
  • Macalester College, St. Paul MN
  • University of Georgia, Athens GA
  • University of Florida, Gainsville FL
  • University of California-Davis, Davis CA
  • New York University, New York NY
  • Portland State University, Portland OR
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA
  • California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton CA
  • University of Washington, Seattle WA
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
  • Skagit Valley College, MT Vernon WA
  • University of Georgia, Athens GA
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas Law School, Las Vegas, NV

Smithsonian Institution Photos Courtesy: SI-NMAH

This website is dedicated to the hundreds if not thousands of good Americans who joined the struggle for justice.

I did not do this alone. They are the true heroes.

It is hoped that the lessons learned and sacrifices made will not be forgotten, and will inspire the next generation to continue the hard work to create a more perfect union.

— Bruce Yamashita