THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES HIS INTENT TO NOMINATE ROBERT F. DRINAN, CHERRY T. KINOSHITA, YEIICHI KUWAYAMA, DALE MINAMI, AND DON T. NAKANISHI TO THE CIVIL LIBERTIES PUBLIC EDUCATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Robert F.Drinan, Cherry T. Kinoshita, Yeiichi Kuwayama, Dale Minami, and Don T. Nakanishi to the Civil Liberties Public Education Board of Directors. Upon confirmation, they will serve on a nine member board that is responsible for making disbursements from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund for the development of research and public education activities on the circumstances surrounding the confinement (internment) of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Mr. Drinan is an ordained Jesuit priest who has more than 25 years experience working in law specializing in international human rights, constitutional law, and civil liberties. He is an educator and former U.S. Congressman currently working as a professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.
Ms. Kinoshita has been promoting education about the confinement of Japanese Americans for over 15 years. Although she is retired, she remains active as Vice Chair of Operations for the Japanese Citizens League Education Committee in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Kuwayama is a World War II veteran who is now retired from an outstanding career in both the public and private sectors. Since retirement, he has remained active with the Princeton University Club of Washington as a trustee and as program chair for the Harvard Business School Club of Washington. He has been employed at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Commerce. In the private sector, he has been a securities analyst.
Mr. Minami is currently an attorney and partner in a law firm in San Francisco, CA. He has published extensively on the confinement of Japanese-Americans. Mr. Minami has been involved in public service in housing and fair employment in California.
Mr. Nakanishi is currently serving as director of the Asian American Studies Center and Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Education. He is the author of over 50 articles and books on the political participation of Asian Pacific Americans and the minority and immigrant groups.