Tetsuden Kashima, Gail Nomura, and Stephen Sumida — three University of Washington (UW) professors of American Ethnic Studies — were honored in a “Sensei*tional 3 Celebration” on Aug. 27.
Besides their many years of teaching (40 years for Professor Kashima), the professors have supported events like the Long Journey Home ceremony that finally awarded diplomas to UW Nikkei students removed from campus during the war, the 100 years of UW Cherry Trees commemorative, and documentation of the Nikkei in the Yakima Valley project, to name but a few.
Kashima said he looks forward to traveling with his wife as well as continuing work on two book projects.
Nomura and husband, Sumida, will be spending more time with their grandchildren.
Nomura will continue her role as a consultant for museums, and Sumida is looking forward to his second passion: theatrical acting.