Recently the Yormiuri News reported the following:
To the many former Japanese American soldiers of the U.S. Forces units who had fought in the European battle line in WWII and given military medals, the "Congressional Gold Medal" was the highest honor of the U.S. to be given out, and one such presentation ceremony was held in the US Capitol on the 2nd.
The medal was granted to a former soldier of the 442nd regimental battle team of the 100th Infantry Battalion, and he was a Japanese American that belonged to the army Information Board. When Japan and the U.S. were at war because of the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese army in December 1941; amidst the increasing anti-Japan sentiment in the US, a regiment composed of the Japanese American was formed using the watchword "Goh Fau Blok (give it a shot)" to show battle bravery and patriotism.
In the presentation ceremony, it was the former member of the regiment Mr. Susumuitou (92) the Emeritus Professor of the Harvard University who acted as a representative to receive the decoration. Mr. Susumuitou was the 2nd generation Japanese volunteered for the regiment in 1943 as a vehicle engineer.
I think the 2nd generation Japanese in the US had contributed much to the American army during WWII.