Topaz Museum Grand Opening Ceremony

On Saturday, July 8, Consul General Jun Yamada, together with Mr. Hiroto Hirakoba, Consul General of Japan in Denver, attended the Topaz Museum Grand Opening Ceremony held in Delta City, Utah. During World War II, over 11,000 Japanese Americans, most of them from the San Francisco Bay Area, were confined in the Topaz Internment Camp in Utah. Over 400 people, including Congressman Rob Bishop and Topaz Museum Board President Ms. Jane Beckwith, participated in the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Topaz Museum, which was built to preserve the history of Topaz Internment Camp. Consul General Yamada and Consul General Hirakoba, along with other distinguished guests, took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Posing at a gate on the site of Topaz Internment Camp (Left: Mr. Shinji Eshima (whose late father was confined in the Topaz Internment Camp), Right: Consul General Yamada)

Consul General Yamada (second from right) and Consul General Hirakoba (third from right) taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony of Topaz Museum

Topaz Museum Board President Ms. Jane Beckwith delivering remarks at the grand opening of Topaz Museum

U.S. Congressman Rob Bishop delivering remarks at the grand opening of Topaz Museum

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