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Masao Satow
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Inducted: 1994


Satow is regarded by his peers as the individual who worked the hardest and accomplished the most for Japanese-American bowling in the U.S. He overcame World War II internment and played a major role in establishing the national championship for Nisei bowlers in 1947. When interest in the event waned as non-whites were admitted to ABC membership in 1950, Satow led the drive to save it and helped guide it for 25 years. Now the event is under the direction of the Japanese-American Bowling Association.
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