Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

“Armed with Language” Premier

“Armed with Language” shares the story of a little-known military intelligence school in Minnesota during World War II that trained over 6,000 Japanese Americans to be translators, interrogators and Japanese military specialists – all while their families and loved ones were being held in concentration camps. It is said that their work “shortened the Pacific War by two years and saved possibly a million American lives.” After decades of being classified, the story of their courage, sacrifice, heartbreak, and patriotism is finally being told. Tune in to watch from your TV, computer or phone for the broadcast premiere of “Armed with Language,” Minnesota’s secret World War II Japanese language school. Presented by Twin Cities PBS.

Streaming online at Twin Cities PBS:

Monday, May 17, 8pm CST / 6pm PST