The stretch of Broadway that was once the center of Tacoma’s Japantown was dedicated Friday to the memory of former Tacoma Mayor and U.S. Sen. Harry P. Cain.
The street between the Hotel Murano and the convention center was renamed by the Tacoma city council to honor a mayor first elected in 1940. The location is appropriate because Cain opposed the internment of Japanese and Japanese-Americans during World Way II.
The name change was proposed by the late Joe Kosai as a way of honoring Cain who was loved by the area’s Japanese-American community. After Kosai’s death the cause was …