Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi will host a special three episode series Japanese American Lives on PBS.
Presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), the programs will explore the “rich and diverse history of Japanese Americans” with stories that “go beyond the history books.”
The first episode Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful will feature the story of Keiko Fukuda. She is the highest ranking woman in judo history, earning a 10th degree black belt. The episode is directed by Yuriko Gamo Romer. Fukuda died last year at the age of 99.