Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Ichiro Nagatani Holding Leonard Hayashida

Ichiro, age 26, was one of they young Nisei, second generation Japanese American, who became a leader both on Bainbridge Island before evacuation and in camp. He helped communicate with the government on behalf of the community before evacuation, even petitioning, unsuccessfully, to allow some of the farmers remain behind to harvest their crops.