Nancy Ukai is based in Berkeley, California. She is is director of 50 Objects/Stories: The American Japanese Incarceration, a digital project funded in part by a National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites grant that examines the incarceration of Japanese Americans through 50 artifacts. She also works with Tsuru for Solidarity, a grassroots group of Japanese American activists working to end detention sites and support front-line immigrant and refugee communities that are being targeted by racist, inhumane immigration policies. Her family members were incarcerated at Tanforan, California, and Topaz, Utah. Her grandfather took a box of eucalyptus leaves. Rev. Kimura never retrieved his sutras.
The closing of the World War II camps marks its seventy-sixth anniversary in 2021.