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Japanese American Lives "Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful"

Tonight at 7:00pm on Channel 12.1
During a time when a woman was expected to become a wife, mother and homemaker, Keiko Fukuda became the highest-ranking female in judo history, earning a 10th degree black belt. This inspiring film chronicles Fukuda’s seven-decades long Judo career, the sacrifices she made along the way, and her struggle with the Kudokan’s long history of sexism.
Japanese American Lives

Japanese American Lives "Don't Lose Your Soul / Honor & Sacrifice"

Tonight at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
The first feature, "Don't Lose Your Soul," offers an intimate portrait of bassist Mark Izu and Grammy-nominated drummer Anthony Brown, two founders of the Asian American Jazz Movement. Next, "Honor & Sacrifice" tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by WWII as its sons fought on different sides in the war.
Japanese American Lives

Japanese American Lives "Stories From Tohuku"

Tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 12.1
Two years after the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, survivors are still struggling to rebuild. The Japanese American community has continued to raise money and organize aid trips to the region. This powerful documentary explores both the endurance and frustration of the survivors and the hope inspired by the visitors.
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