ABOUT US

OUR ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

George Takei


George Takei was incarcerated with his family at an American concentration camp during World War II and has firsthand knowledge of the experience.  He is primarily known for playing the role of Mr. Sulu in the television series, "Star Trek", has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.

James Ishii
James Ishii is a descendant of Poston concentration camp I, block 5.  He is an Entertainment/Media Technology and IP Executive and develops projects involving entertainment, media and internet as well as entertainment technology applications. His past employers/clients: Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm Ltd., Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and Dentsu Advertising. He consults on live shows and special events, motion picture and television projects and mentors the up and coming creative artist and business development principals.


OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Last update: 9/13/15

Marlene Shigekawa
Marlene Shigekawa is a documentary film producer, screenwriter and book author.  Her children's books which focuses on the internment include Blue Jay in the Desert and Welcome Home Swallows. She was born in captivity and spent the first few months of her life in the Poston, Arizona, concentration camp I, block 21 site.  She is currently the Project Director for implementing all Poston Community Alliance projects including the documentary film project and stabilization of the elementary school classrooms. She resides in the Bay Area.
                                   
Dianne Kiyomoto

Dianne Kiyomoto, a registered dietitian, is a descendant of  Poston concentration camp III, block 305. She grew up in Reedley, California. She is the Manager of the Poston Blog sites, researcher and author of the Poston, Arizona Block book series, and acting Archivist. She resides in Central California.
Bob Shintaku
Bob Shintaku, a veteran, judo assistant instructor, newsletter editor, member of the Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial and the Fresno Assembly Center Memorial Committees, past president of the Salinas and Fresno J.A.C.L., and past Central California District J.A.C.L. Govenor, was born in captivity at the Poston, Arizona concentration camp and lived the first 2 years of his life at Poston camp II, block 219. He resides in Central California.
Roberta Barton

Roberta Barton is the descendant of Poston concentration camp II, block 222, and former member of the Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial and Fresno Assembly Center Memorial Committees, and past Information Officer for Fresno County Public Library System.  She is the Central California District J.A.C.L Govenor and grew up in Monterey, California. She resides in Central California.
Don Aoki


Don Aoki, private investor and Silicon Valley executive, is a descendant of Poston concentration camp II, block 208.  He grew up in Southern California and resides in the Bay Area.
Daryl Brown
Daryl Brown, is the president and founder of Abbott+Taylor LLC, a Scottsdale Arizona based architectural firm, and descendant of Poston concentration camp I. He resides in Arizona.
 
Caitlin K. Hawks

Caitlin K. Hawks, an associate at Savitt Bruce & Willey, and member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, is a descendant of Poston concentration camp I. Previously, she practiced in the Los Angeles office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.  She resides in the state of Washington.
 
Colleen Hayashi
Colleen Hayashi, an educator and co-chairman of the 2011 All Poston Camp Legacy Reunion held in Laughlin, Nevada, is a descendant of the Poston concentration camp I. She resides in Southern California.

Nancy A. Takahashi
Nancy A. Takahashi ASLA, Distinguished Lecturer of Landscape Architecture at the  University of Virginia, School of Architecture, is the descendant of Poston concentration camp I. She resides in Virginia.

Margie Namba
 
Margie Namba, Business Developer for the Granite Construction Company, is the descendant of Poston camp II and resides in the Sacramento area.

Ruth Y. Okimoto, PhD, emeritus
Ruth Y. Okimoto, PhD, researched and uncovered the evidence which lead to the Office of Indian Affairs' decision to offer Poston, Arizona as one of 10 desolate areas for the "relocation" sites, following President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. Her report was the driving force for the preservation efforts of the Poston, Arizona concentration camp site. She resides in the Bay Area. 


OUR MISSION: To preserve the Poston, Arizona confinement site's remaining historic structures (located on the Colorado Indian River Tribes Reservation) for the purpose of creating a living museum and an interpretive center to tell the stories of the Japanese Americans and their internment camp experiences during World War II.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Mailing address:
Poston Restoration Project
956 Hawthorne Drive
Lafayette, CA  94549

                                  Email: diannerd79 (at) yahoo (dot) com

                    This site belongs to the Poston Community Alliance,
                                            a 501(c)(3) non-profit group. 

                                                  WHERE IS POSTON?
           FIND THE TOWN OF PARKER, ARIZONA

THERE IS ONE "POSTON" SIGN 
IN THE TOWN OF PARKER, ARIZONA


POSTON IS ABOUT 15-17 MILES 
SOUTH OF THE TOWN OF PARKER, ARIZ.


NOTE: Not all of the structures on the 
2005 map (below) remain today.  

 
              OLD MAP OF THE 3 POSTON CAMPS
                                   (1942-1945)