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11.18.2007

bill hosokawa, journalist, dies at 92

Bill Hosokawa, a former editor at the Denver Post who built a distinguished career as a journalist and chronicler of the Japanese American experience, has died. He was 92: Bill Hosokawa, 92; journalist overcame internment and prejudice. Born in Seattle in 1915, he was one of the 110,000 Japanese Americans who were forced to relocate into internment camps during World War II. After the war, for many years Hosokawa was the highest-ranking Asian American journalist in the nation. Hired at the Denver Post in 1946, he spent 38 years there as reporter, editor and columnist. He later worked at the Rocky Mountain News, where he served as ombudsman from 1985 to 1992, when he retired. He died of natural causes November 9 in Sequim, Washington.