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UC Davis to honor Parlier man with honorary degree

A Parlier man will be among 47 Japanese-American students recognized with honorary degrees Saturday at the University of California at Davis.

University officials say Yoshio John Kashiki, 90, of Parlier will attend the ceremony along with about 20 family members.

The degrees honor former students who were forced to leave their studies because of the internment order during World War II.

At least three students are expected to attend the ceremony, according to the university. Family members and friends will represent other honorees, including four who have died.