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Following the outbreak of World War II, American citizens of Japanese descent were faced with tremendous adversity. Considered by the US government as potential threats to national security, between 110,000 and 120,000 families were uprooted from their homes and forcibly relocated into sanctioned internment camps, a move that would later be deemed as a violation of their constitutional rights. Despite these injustices, thousands of Japanese-American citizens answered the call to action against tyranny during WWII, many of whom would sacrifice their lives for a country willing to incarcerate their families back home.

A new book titled The Go for Broke Spirit , by photographer Shane Sato, honors these tremendous sacrifices by preserving the stories and portraits of Japanese-American WWII veterans who are still living today.

To celebrate this year's Veterans Day, Sato has shared with BuzzFeed News a selection of portraits from his book, as well as his own words on the legacy of Japanese-Americans internment in the United States:

It is as if the Spirit stands behind us, throwing light over our shoulder, on Jesus, who stands facing us. The Spirit’s message to us is never, “Look at me; listen to me; come to me; get to know me,” but always, “Look at him, and see his glory; listen to him and hear his word; go to him and have life; get to know him and taste his gift of joy and peace.” The Spirit, we might say, is the matchmaker, the celestial marriage broker, whose role it is to bring us and Christ together and ensure that we stay together.

Do right, and God’s recompense to you will be the power of doing more right. Give, and God’s reward to you will be the spirit of giving more: a blessed spirit, for it is the Spirit of God Himself, whose Life is the blessedness of giving. Love, and God will pay you with the capacity of more love; for love is Heaven: love is God within you.

Jesus sends the Spirit so that we may be led to the full truth of the divine life. Truth ¬†does not mean an idea, concept, or doctrine, but the true relationship. To be led into the truth is to be led into the same relationship that Jesus had with the Father. . Thus Pentecost is the completion of Jesus’ mission.

Following the outbreak of World War II, American citizens of Japanese descent were faced with tremendous adversity. Considered by the US government as potential threats to national security, between 110,000 and 120,000 families were uprooted from their homes and forcibly relocated into sanctioned internment camps, a move that would later be deemed as a violation of their constitutional rights. Despite these injustices, thousands of Japanese-American citizens answered the call to action against tyranny during WWII, many of whom would sacrifice their lives for a country willing to incarcerate their families back home.

A new book titled The Go for Broke Spirit , by photographer Shane Sato, honors these tremendous sacrifices by preserving the stories and portraits of Japanese-American WWII veterans who are still living today.

To celebrate this year's Veterans Day, Sato has shared with BuzzFeed News a selection of portraits from his book, as well as his own words on the legacy of Japanese-Americans internment in the United States:


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