Frank H. Hirata
Kibei-Nisei male. Born November 19, 1925, in Spokane, Washington. At the age of ten, went to Japan with grandfather. During World War II, was conscripted into the Japanese army, and was still in training when the war ended. After the war, continued education, graduating from Kyoto University with a law degree. Got married in 1957 and returned to the United States. Became involved in the fight to save Los Angeles' Little Tokyo from further encroachment from City Hall. Worked in public relations for Bank of Tokyo, which later became Union Bank. Mr. Hirata passed away in 2014.