170 // Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong // Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Policy Advisor // Painting a Fuller Picture of Asian America
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Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Policy Advisor and Superintendent of the Hono`uli`uli National Historic Site, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about painting a full picture of Asian America and the rich, deep, and sometimes traumatic history of our community. Hanako shares about navigating her identity as both Korean and Japanese, as well as her journey to both the National Parks Service and the White House. Listen in as Jerry and Hanako discuss what it means to inhabit Korean and Japanese lineages, the importance of history within the Asian American community, and reckoning both history and identity while navigating the American federal government.

Meet Hanako

I am a Korean Japanese American that grew up in Boise, Idaho. I have am on the path of growth and understanding. I have been tokenized for many years through my jobs and I am starting to understand and feel comfortable with my Asianess in the federal government. I am the superintendent of Hono`uli`uli National Historic Site and am currently on detail as an Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander policy advisor for Erika Moritsugu, the Deputy Assistant to the President and the AA and NHPI Senior Liaison.

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Learn more: Hono`uli`uli National Historic Site | National Day of Remembrance 2022 video | Breath of this Land video | Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages website

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