Mr. Takata attended the annual Go for Broke annual dinner last month. It was a gala event and about 1000 people attended. The Go for Broke Educational Foundation promotes education and supports the Japanese American World War II veterans who fought in the US army in Europe. The Japanese American 442 unit was one of the most decorate units in the history of the US army. The keynote speaker was George Takei, famous actor known for his role a Sulu in the tv series Star Trek.  He gave a grand performance of several songs from the Broadway show Allegiance.  It was a grand event and raised funds for a worthy cause.  For those interested in supporting this foundation go to  One of the highlights of the event was the introduction of the Japanese American WWII veterans on the stage.  It was a moving moment.