Jon Osaki, Executive Director of the Japanese Community Youth Council, shares with us how he learned lessons in compassion from his father. Upon receiving reparations funds as an apology from the U.S. government for the wrongful incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, his father’s first thought was to donate the funds rather than keep it for himself. It was one of Jon’s earliest lessons about compassion.
Jon delivered this talk at TEDxPeacePlaza on November 9, 2013, in San Francisco’s Japantown. Video by Arthur Prutkov, edited by Glenn Fajardo. Opening montage includes photos by Curtis Fry, Michael Ocampo, Nicholas Shipes, and Jeremy Cusker used under Creative Commons license. TEDxPeacePlaza 2013 is shared with you by the San Francisco Japantown Foundation.