Loading…

George Takei:
Why I love a country that once betrayed me

TEDxKyoto · 15:58 · Filmed Jun 2014
Subtitles available in 16 languages
View interactive transcript
853,432 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.

pin This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxKyoto, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.
Actor and activist
The beloved Mr. Sulu from the original Star Trek, George Takei is an activist for human rights (and a master of Facebook memes). Full bio

Discuss

101 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please log in or sign up to add comments.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.