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Nikkeiview: JACL apologizes

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After 50 years, the Japanese American Citizens' League (JACL) apologized to World War II resisters.

"...One of the most divisive issues has been the split over Japanese Americans who chose to fight for the US Army while their families were interned, and those who protested and refused to join because their families' civil rights had been stripped away..."

See Gil Asakawa's latest article

http://nikkeiview.japanreference.com/article.php?ID=56
 
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JACL Website

=> JACL

Resisters Web Site

=> RESISTERS.COM: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration - The history and literature of Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration

Info about the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team

=> Love To Travel

=> http://www.webcom.com/akato

=> President Clinton Approves Medal of Honor for Asian Pacific American World War II Heroes

Japanese American War Veterans Website


Japanese-American Veterans' Association

=> Japanese American Veterans Association | The Japanese American Veterans Association website

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I was not aware of the JACL's existence. From what I read, I'm not very impressed either.

In short, I feel that it is time for this organization to move on to other present issues, and not relive the past. I would think it fair to say that there will be no complete resolution between the 2 opinions. Each of them has its own merits, and both are fully justified and fair. Dividing views regress the power and forward movement of groups that have political and civic interests. How could any board meeting get anything accomplished when the board members are completely divided over core beliefs/opinions and at the same time get anything accomplished to its fullest potential.

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After 50 years, the Japanese American Citizens' League (JACL) apologized to World War II resisters.
"...One of the most divisive issues has been the split over Japanese Americans who chose to fight for the US Army while their families were interned, and those who protested and refused to join because their families' civil rights had been stripped away..."
See Gil Asakawa's latest article
http://nikkeiview.japanreference.com/article.php?ID=56

Among them, I wonder how many of them had the privilege to wear the "Eagle, Globe and the Anchor" and be treated as US Marines? The 442nd Battalion was the most decorated of all units, and some say that they would have bested the US Marines.
 
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The JACL has taken positions on issues that have nothing to do with their charter. This is why I never joined. They are also having generational problems, as the Nisei are getting on in their years.
 
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