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A Session at Tak's Place (short story)

Creators: Manzen (Tom Arima)


Short story by Manzen (Tom Arima) about four old Nisei men discussing the future of the Japanese American community and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). Tak, a 65-year-old retiree, wakes up one morning with an uneasy feeling after a late night JACL meeting the previous evening. His close friend Nobe, a JACL lifer, drops by to talk about the meeting, and they are soon joined by two more friends, Joe and Mits. The four talk about the role they and the JACL should take in the implementation of the recently passed Civil Liberties Act of 1988 , what to make of a recent JACL resolution to investigate the organization's actions regarding the so-called " No-No Boys ," and the role of the JACL. After a spirited discussion, Tak feels much better and is grateful for the men's friendship.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like " Starting from Loomis " by Hiroshi Kashiwagi; " Doka B-100 " by Ernest Nagamatsu; " Reunion " by Hisaye Yamamoto

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Author Manzen (Tom Arima)
Publication Date 1988
Website http://ddr.densho.org/media/ddr-pc-60/ddr-pc-60-45-master-f3d8cd87fa-a.jpg
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For More Information

Manzen (Tom Arima). "A Session at Tak's Place." Pacific Citizen , Dec. 23–30, 1980, D-14 - 15 , D21 .