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Japanese-Americans urged to share internment story

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Japanese-Americans urged to share internment story

NO, YOU MUST SHARE! THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE.

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Perhaps they can compare notes with the American prisoners of the benevolent Japanese during the war.

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Perhaps they can compare notes with the American prisoners of the benevolent Japanese during the war.

Yes, AMERICANS with AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP and NOT JAPANESE CITIZENS who EXPRESSLY SUPPORTED AMERICA during the war who were unfortunately interned in Japanese prisons.

By making that comparison, you have denied these Nikkei-Americans of their US-citizenship, which is the reason they were interned in the first place.

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a shameful episode

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These are stories that are long overdue in being heard. I wonder if they will get George Takai to record his story? He has openly talked about how his entire family was in the camps, but I do not think he has ever sat down and told the whole tale

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Incidentally, comfort women are getting old too. Gotta record their stories before it's too late.

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@Neo, Nationalist Reborn, & zichi: I totally agree.

@uzneko: Before I moved from Los Angeles, I believe it was the Japanese American museum in Little Tokyo that was working on a documentary titled "Toyo's Camera". It is now out on DVD. Don't quote me on this, but I do believe that George Takei did the narration for the documentary. You can go to www.utbhollywood.com to find out more information on it.

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It is about the life of Japanese Americans during WW2. I'm not sure of exactly who it covers in particular, but maybe George Takei's story is in that documentary.

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It was a pretty dark time.. throwing american citizens/people who were even born on american soil into internment camps because of their heritage. Many of these people were law abiding citizens, making a living and being productive members of their community. This is what happens when the government is allowed to use FEAR to control the masses, but this has been done since the beginning of time...

and I'm ashamed to say that my country, Canada, also participated in the creation of internment camps.. All because a bunch of losers in parliament thought that 'everyone' of Japanese decent was a spy.. ludicrous

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@Neo, Nationalist Reborn, & zichi: I totally agree.

My comment was largely sarcastic, it reflects the choice those Nikkei-Americans had at that time: NONE

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People who automatically connect this episode to Japanese atrocities are distasteful as they are idiots. This episode is about US CITIZENS being denied their constitutional rights, forced to give up property for little to nothing (due to carpet baggers who clearly took advantage of their predicament), being incarcerated without trial and any legal say, and being spit on when they returned simply because they had Japanese heritage. In fact I dare any one of you critics to go to Hawaii/West Coast, approach a 442nd Combat veteran and tell him to compare notes with "American prisoners of the benevolent Japanese."

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