Eric K. Yamamoto

Sansei male. Born 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Attended law school at UC Berkeley, California and became involved with the Asian Law Caucus. After graduating, returned to Hawaii. In the 1980s, left job in Hawaii and moved to the Bay Area to become a member of the pro bono legal team for Korematsu v. United States, a lawsuit to overturn a 40 year old conviction for refusal to obey exclusion orders aimed at Japanese Americans during WWII, originally upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in landmark decisions.


Eric K. Yamamoto Interview — ddr-densho-1000-235
April 17, 2009. Seattle, Washington.
02:12:42 — 23 segments.
Eric K. Yamamoto