Daniel K. Inouye Congressional

Interview with Mitchell T. "Mitch" Maki

Interview with Mitchell "Mitch" T. Maki, coauthor of Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese-Americans Obtained Redress, and vice-provost of Student Academic Success at California State University, Dominguez Hills. This interview was recorded in his office at California State University on June 28, 2015 for the Daniel K. Inouye Oral History Project. Topics include his experiences growing up in L.A. and being the son of Japanese-American parents who were from Hawaiʻi, what made him interested in the experiences of the Japanese-American community living on the continental United States, the circumstances of writing his book, interviewing Senator Inouye for his book and their growing relationship, redress for the Japanese-Americans who were interned in camps during World War II, the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, the Japanese-American Redress Movement, and stories about Senator Inouye.

Languages: English


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