Kathy Ito is the daughter of Frank Emi. She grew up in Los Angeles and now resides in Camarillo, CA. She worked as a Los Angeles Uni ed School District school teacher and in the administration offices, and is now happily retired. Kathy enjoys hiking, fishing, and having fun with her three grandchildren.

Making Waves in the Ocean of Culture and Tradition
The Story of Frank Emi During the Japanese Internment Camps
By Rachel Tien with John Mitsugi Riley and Kathy Ito

Deru kui wa utareru. “The stake that sticks out gets hammered down. At age 26, Frank Emi (1916-2010) and his family found themselves in Wyoming’s Heart Mountain Relocation Center, over 1,000 miles from their home. Worst of all, the country that had just stripped away Frank’s rights as a citizen was now forcing him to fight on their behalf.