Mr. Takata attended the annual Go for Broke annual dinner recently. It was a gala event and about 900 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 speak was astronaut Norman Mineta, former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation for the Bush Administration.. It was a grand event and raised funds for a worthy cause. At the dinner, World War II Veteran Ted Wakai sat at Mr. Takata's table. He is now 92 and his mind is still sharp. Mr. Takata considers it an honor to have met and talking to this extraordinary man. For those interested in supporting this foundation go to