George Takei on Life Inside a Japanese Internment Camp During WWII

Published on Feb 27, 2014 – Legendary actor, author and activist, George Takei, best known for playing Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, appears on Democracy Now! for an extended interview. In this excerpt, he talks about his role as World War II veteran Sam Kimura in “Allegiance: A New American Musical.” The musical tells the story of a Japanese-American family who is relocated from their farm after the attack on Pearl Harbor and placed in an internment camp in Wyoming. This parallels part of Takei’s own family history. At the age of five, his family was shipped to a Japanese-American internment camp in Rohwer, Arkansas.

Watch the full 40-minute interview with George Takei on Democracy Now!:

George Takei on Star Trek & Origins of His Character’s Name Hikaru Sulu

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