Meet our Team

Holly Yasui, MYLP Co-founder

Holly is the youngest daughter of Minoru and True Yasui. She is co-director of the documentary film Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice and author of the theatrical play Citizen Min and reader's theatre piece Dec 7- Sept 11.

Peggy Nagae, MYLP Co-founder 
MYLP Steering Committee

Peggy was lead attorney for Minoru Yasui in reopening his WWII case, and also led the successful campaign to win a Presidential Medal of Freedom for Minoru Yasui in 2015.

Lynn Fuchigami, Oregon Nikkei Endowment (O.N.E.) and MYLP Steering Committee

O.N.E. is a a nonprofit organization whose projects include the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (history museum), and the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Portland.

June Arima Schumann,

 

MYLP Steering Committee Lead

June was the administrator of the 2015 Minoru Yasui Presidential Medal of Freedom campaign. She was the founding director of O.N.E. and is also active in the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO).

Kimberly McCullough

MYLP Steering Committee
 

Kimberly was instrumental in getting the Oregon State Legislature to designate March 28th as Minoru Yasui Day in perpetuity. She is the MYLP liaison with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon

Maija Annala 

MYLP Steering Committee

Maija Annala married Min Yasui's nephew, Philip (Flip) Yasui in 1970. She and her children continue to farm the family orchards and carry on the Yasui name and legacy in Hood River, Oregon. 

Gerhard Letzing

MYLP Steering Committee

 

Biography coming soon.

Jessica Asai

MYLP Steering Committee

 

Biography coming soon.

Jillian Toda-Currie 

MYLP Steering Committee

Biography coming soon.

Chris Ling 

MYLP Steering Committee

Biography coming soon.