ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

June 12, 2003

A. Hirotoshi Nishikawa

Japanese American Citizens League
Philadelphia Chapter

to speak at

ICAS Summer Symposium 2003: The Korean Diaspora
Challenges and Issues facing The Korean-American Community (KAC)
- identification, critical examination, goal & vision, and strategy

August 9, 2003 10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Montgomery County Community College ( http://www.mc3.edu )
Science Center Room 214
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that A. Hirotoshi Nishikawa will address at the ICAS Summer Symposium 2003 with his lecture, "The Japanese American Experience: Learning from History" (ICAS Lectures No 2003-0809-AHN).

Hiro Nishikawa is a native of San Francisco and a Sansei (third generation Japanese American). During WWII as a three year old, he and his family were sent to Poston, AZ and incarcerated for the duration of the war. Upon returning to California from concentration camp, his family settled in Gilroy, where he finished high school. Hiro received a bachelor degree in biochemistry at U.C.-Berkeley and later a Ph.D. at Oregon State University in Corvallis. He and his wife, Sumie, have a grown daughter and a son. He has a eurasian grandson.

Hiro was engaged for nearly 30 years in biotech pharmaceutical drug discovery and development. He began as a bench scientist and retired as a group director in 1998. Hiro became involved with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in 1997. He was installed as president of the Philadelphia Chapter in 2001. A long time avid photographer and lover of classical music, he has also been a studious reader of Japanese American history. More recently he has become active in social justice and anti-racism causes.


Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow