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U.S. admits Japanese-American internment ‘mistake’

WASHINGTON — The US Justice Department recognized Friday that “mistakes” were made in its legal defense of the forced relocation and internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii by the Imperial Japanese Navy, the United States forcibly displaced over 110,000 people…

Japanese PM admits government and TEPCO ignored safety concerns

In a meeting of the Japanese Parliament’s Upper House Budget Committee, Prime Minister Naoto Kan stated that the government and TEPCO failed to address safety concerns that had arisen prior to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. An accident in June of 2010 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant revealed weaknesses…

US donations to Japan near $150 million

WASHINGTON – US relief groups said Tuesday that Americans have donated close to $150 million to support Japan after its devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The American Red Cross said it has raised $120.5 million. It said it gave $10 million initially to the Japanese Red Cross and would…

Justice Stevens voices support for NYC mosque

Justice Stevens says Americans should accept mosque near Ground Zero in spirit of tolerance Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Thursday that Americans should be tolerant of plans to build an Islamic center and mosque near the site of the World Trade Center in New York. The 90-year-old…

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