Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

National Kansha Award

“Kansha” in Japanese means “in gratitude.” At the first national Kansha Awards, the National Japanese American Historical Society posthumously honored Walt and Milly along with four other non-Nikkei individuals, and one group — the American Friends Service Committee — for their courage and kindness during the exclusion. March 29, 2003. (Photographed by Fenwick Publishing)