July 2, 2017

AMICUS BRIEF: The legal team that re-opened the World War II cases of Minoru Yasui, Gordon Hirabayashi, Fred Korematsu in 1983 under a “writ of error coram nobis” is again hard at work to carry on their legacy, to remind the U.S. Supreme Court about the unjust treatmen...

May 6, 2017

NEVER GIVE UP! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

March-April 2017

Dear supporters,

Well, it’s been an amazing two months since I last wrote to you. We’ve released Part One of Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice in order to contribute to dis...

March 1, 2017

Dear friends of Never Give Up!

February 19, 2017 was the 75th anniversary of the date on which President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced removal from the West Coast of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry and their subseque...

January 23, 2017

Jillian joins us just in time to help out with our World Premiere in Salem, Oregon. She is a fourth generation Japanese American who was raised in the Columbia River Gorge, close to Min’s hometown of Hood River. She graduated from Willamette University with degrees in...

December 9, 2016

Dear supporters of Never Give Up!

I apologize for the long delay in this report. We have been very busy with the culmination of Min Yasui Tribute events on October 19 in Hood River and October 23 in Denver, and making a work-plan for the completion of Never Give Up! Min...

November 15, 2016

Michele Connor was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She moved to the US to attend the University of Southern California in 1973. After graduation, she worked for Sanrio Film, eventually branching out on her own to become an independent production manager for Japanese f...

September 5, 2016

Please note that the version of the film that we’re screening in Hood River on October 19, 2016 will have a temporary ending. We're still deciding about Part Two, which will depend largely on grants for which we are applying.

We will let you know about screeni...

September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016

Hello Friends of Never Give Up! 


We are busy preparing for several upcoming screenings of our rough-cut, and completing Part One for the Big Day: October 19, 2016, Min Yasui’s 100th birthday. You are all invited to celebrate with us...

July 5, 2016


Dear friends of Never Give Up!

Top of the news: We have adjusted our production schedule based on the decision of co-directors Will Doolittle and Holly Yasui to focus on the first part of Min Yasui’s life, through the end of World W...

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