Interviews and videos


logoNo-No Boy and the Japanese American Migration to Detroit,” interview by Timothy Kiska, The Detroit History Podcast, November 8, 2921

logoNo-No Novel: Resurrecting the legacy of John Okada, the first Japanese American novelist,” interview by Stephanie Bastek, The American Scholar podcast, July 20, 2918


The Record with Bill RadkeThis weekend, the story of John Okada comes back to life,” interviewed by Bill Radke, KUOW-FM “The Record,” September 20, 2018


North American Post logoFrank Abe’s Search for an Authentic History,” interview by Elaine Ikoma Ko, North American Post, November 14, 2021

North American Post logoA flair for the dramatic: Frank Abe talks about the first Day of Remembrance, the fight for No-No Boy, and more,”  interview by Bruce Rutledge, North American Post, July 11, 2019

Pacific Citizen logoMystery No-No More: New Book Explores John Okada’s Life, Lost Works,” news feature and review by George Toshio Johnston,
Pacific Citizen, February 22, 2019

Discover NIkkei logoNo-No Boy Author John Okada, Rediscovered,” interviewed by Kimiko Medlock, Discover Nikkei, January 21, 2019


Friday, July 10, 2020, 5:00 pm PDT
Tadaima! Book Club Discussion of No-No Boy

Join John Okada co-editor Frank Abe and moderator Vince Schleitwiler for a live Book Club presentation and discussion of the novel NO-NO BOY and the story of the author behind it. Learn how a Nisei veteran of the MIS came to write the classic work of fiction about a Nisei draft resister. Watch on the JAMP YouTube channel:

museum logoLOS ANGELES, CA
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.

Southern California book launch for JOHN OKADA with co-editors Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and special guests, at an event moderated by Densho’s Brian Niiya.


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 @ 12 noon

National Japanese American Historical Society
1684 Post Street, San Francisco Japantown

The first half of a double-header for the Bay Area book launch of JOHN OKADA, with co-editors Frank Abe and Greg Robinson. See the Facebook Event and download the flyer.


The history and literature of Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration

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