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1942 trial reenacted in Broward

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August 3, 2018

The June 1942 trial of Minoru Yasui, was reenacted by members of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida along with a host of attorneys and judges from the 17th Judicial Circuit. Minoru Yasui, the first Japanese American to practice law in Oregon, was most well-known for his courageous stand against military orders that resulted in the forced removal and imprisonment of more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II. As a result of this event, his entire life was committed to the defense of human and civil rights and justice for all. Minoru Yasui was played by APABA of South Florida leader and Florida Bar Board of Governor Jay Kim. The event was also supported by the Broward County Bar Association.