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Shane Sato's photographs tell heroic tales of Nisei Vets
CityStream: Photographer Shane Sato's Nisei Veterans Project

Photographer Shane Sato has spent 20 years documenting the stories of World War II Nisei veterans. Their courage and sacrifice on the battlefield is legendary. But most never spoke about it. Faced with anti-Asian sentiment after the war, they just wanted to blend in. Sato felt the veterans' stories were too important to ignore. So, he set a goal to share their tales of heroism before they faded away. His stunning photography combined with the veterans' personal reflections are contained in the book "The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage."

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