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Takei recounts experiences, encourages activism

 George Takei, photographed in 2016 holding the Olympic torch he carried in the 1984 Olympics, spoke at Soldiers and Sailors Tuesday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor

October 18, 2017

Shortly after his fifth birthday, in 1942, George Takei and his family were forced out of their home in Los Angeles at gunpoint. Along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans, Takei’s family was sent to a Japanese internment camp. Takei and his family spent a few months in a camp on the West Coast before m...

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