Meet Our Team

Holly Yasui
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

Co-Founder

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.

Homer Yasui
MYLP Steering Committee
Honorary Co-chair

Homer is the youngest brother of Minoru Yasui. In addition to working as a surgeon, he was active in the Japanese American Citizens League, the Japanese American Redress movement, and chaired the national committee in support of Min's corum nobis petition.

Yuka Yasui Fujikura
MYLP Steering Committee
Honorary Co-chair

Yuka was the youngest sibling of Minoru Yasui. She was a Fulbright Scholar with masters degrees in public health nursing and public health, and was a recipient of the Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger award for her work with underprivileged young girls.

June Arima Schumann

MYLP Steering Committee Chair

June’s professional history includes classroom teacher, social service administrator in gerontology.  She is a longtime community activist with roots in the 1970’s civil rights movement.  She helped establish the Asian American Council of Greater Philadelphia, Portland Taiko, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (founding director), and other multi-ethnic programs.

Lynn Fuchigami

JAMO and MYLP Steering Committee

Lynn is the Executive Director of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon (JAMO), a nonprofit organization whose projects include the history museum and the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Portland.

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