In this (ongoing) project, I explore the legacy of my great-grandfather, Dr. Toyohiko Campbell Takami. After immigrating to the United States as a teenager in 1891, he went on to become "one of the most prominent Issei leaders in New York." (Azuma).
Outside of his success in the medical field, Dr. Takami had a tangible philanthropical impact on the greater NYC community. In 1907, he founded the Japanese American Association of New York, which is still active today, over a century later. He also founded a Japanese cemetery in 1912, which was intended for immigrants with no family connections in the United States.