Bill Hosokawa

American writer and journalist (1915–2007) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Kunpei Hosokawa (January 30, 1915 November 9, 2007) was an American writer and journalist.

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Bill Hosokawa
Born
William Kumpai Hosokawa

(1915-01-30)January 30, 1915
DiedNovember 9, 2007(2007-11-09) (aged 92)
Occupations
  • Author
  • journalist
  • editor
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Of Japanese descent, while interned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, he was the editor of the internment camp's newspaper, The Heart Mountain Sentinel. After being freed from the camp in 1943, Hosokawa worked as a columnist and editor at The Denver Post for 38 years. He retired from the newspaper industry in 1992, at the age of 77.[1]

Hosokawa was also a prolific author. His best-selling book Nisei: The Quiet Americans (1969) chronicles the experiences of second-generation Japanese Americans, known as Nisei.[1] Hosokawa published his final work, Colorado's Japanese Americans: From 1886 to the Present (2005), when he was 90 years old.[2] His other books include Out of the Frying Pan (1998), Thirty-Five Years in the Frying Pan (1978), Thunder in the Rockies (1976), The Two Worlds of Jim Yoshida (1972), and The Uranium Age (1955).

Hosokawa was a recipient of the 2007 Civil Rights Award from the Anti-Defamation League.[3]