Book Tour Dates

Invite the authors to join your book club, organization (we do virtual family reunions!) to learn more about Midori’s story and the interesting, ironic and adorable backstories associated with the research, writing and production of this book: a labor of love, and a study in partnership, and honor.


Upcoming Events
March 2020
Book Talk hosted by the Washington, DC Stanford Association’s Baltimore Area Book ClubThis event is not available to the public.
Past Events
APA Literature Book Club: Photographic Memories: A Story of ShinjitsuVirtual Event via Facebook. Free
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Imagine: you’re a budding successful photographer in California with a bright future, and then on December 7th 1941 everything changes. Midori Shimoda could have never imagined the trajectory that his life would take for the next few years, especially his internment at Fort Missoula.

Join authors Risa Shimoda (Midori’s daughter), and Bob Fleshner for a discussion of their book: Photographic Memories: A Story of Shinjitsu live via zoom. Risa will share stories from the book about her father’s fascinating biography complete with an unaccompanied trip across the Pacific as a child, finding refuge in Utah, arrest under suspicion of espionage, and the courage to begin a new life in a new city.

You don’t need to have already read the book to enjoy the discussion, but if you’d like to purchase it, you can find it here.

For more information please email us.
9-10p EDTvia Facebook
APA Literature Book Club: Photographic Memories: A Story of ShinjitsuVirtual Event via Zoom. Free
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Co-author and SAPAAC member Risa Shimoda ’77 has recently published a book titled, Photographic Memories: A Story of Shinjitsu which tells a story of passion, resourcefulness and diligence for sharing beauty, through the lens of her dad’s pursuit of his professional passion. Her father’s journey includes: a three-week long, trans-Pacific, ocean crossing without family or friends at the age of nine; a perilous evacuation from California in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; refuge with a Mormon ‘refugee’ family in Utah; arrests for suspected espionage/treason; and federal internment he had so earnestly sought to avoid.

Authors Risa Shimoda and Bob Fleshner will read a few passages from the book, then hold a Q&A session. Completion of the book is not a requirement, and all are welcome to attend!

For more information: or check out

Contact Angela Zhang ‘16 (SAPAAC Board)
8-9:30p EDTvia Zoom
Japanese American Citizens LeagueDC Chapter is pleased to invite our members and friends to participate in our virtual event via Zoom.

Please register through the Eventbrite:

Join us on Wednesday, July 15th at 7PM EST to virtually meet with co-authors Risa Shimoda and Bob Fleshner as they share their favorite excerpts from their new book, “Photographic Memories: A Story of Shinjitsu.” All participants will have the opportunity to ask the co-authors questions during a Q&A session.

Please note, it is not required to have read the book before this event.
7-8p EDTvia Zoom
Ropes & Gray Book GroupThanks for the many, many awesome questions: we all wished Midori could have been on hand to respond!
Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington, DCBook Reading by Risa Shimoda & Bob Fleshner
The Canoe Cruisers hosted a webinar book reading with Risa Shimoda and Bob Fleshner. The authors read passages and shared their recollections about Midori and the process of researching and drafting the book. Thank you CCA for a great turnout and questions!