Radio: Japanese Internment

Photo: Julian F. Fowlkes

We had the distinct pleasure of meeting retired pharmacist Tak Sugimoto and a few of his friends in Encinitas for a radio story Jeff created for Jazz88.  Listen to hear about Japanese Internment from the perspective of a local who experienced it first-hand…

The City of Encinitas was deeply affected by the events of a dark period in our nation’s history. City Stories reporter Jeff Smith sheds some light on someone who made the best of these trying times.

LISTENTakeo Sugimoto MP3 (5 minutes)

The Encinitas Historical Society house the story of Tak and many other treasures making it a place worth visiting. To learn more about the shameful history of World War II Japanese American Internment camps please visit

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