Glenn K. Miyataki, Ph.D.
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

While the legacy of the Sansei is still being written in many countries, I accepted an invitation to write this essay because of the unique circumstances that distinguish Sansei in Hawai‘i from Sansei in the continental United States and other countries.

What is it about being a Japanese American Sansei in Hawai‘i that makes this distinction, and what can we do to continue its heritage while our legacy is still unfolding?

Issei Built the Foundation; Nisei Built the Bridge; Sansei Crossed It

Sansei are grateful to our Issei and Nisei, who laid the foundation and built a bridge of opportunity for Japanese Americans. The stories of their trials and tribulations are well documented and we are forever indebted for their contributions.

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