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Tribute by joshuamoreuy

I never met my great-grandfather Bungoro Morey, but his legacy still carries on today. I think he’d be proud that 100 years after he first came to Little Tokyo and opened his business (The Asia Company), that his family was still conducting business in the community. From what I hear, my great-grandfather was a well respected leader and even when he was forced out of Little Tokyo during EO 9066, he remained a key leader in the camps.

I’ve also been told that when he and my family returned from the camps, he never talked about what happened, but rather focused on re-establishing roots and moving forward. This type of dedication is what inspires me to continue in the Japanese American community today. I’m appreciative of the foundation he’s set for not only my family but for the community as a whole.