Topaz Museum Grand Opening Ceremony
July 13, 2017
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.