From Wrong To Right: A U.S. Apology For Japanese Internment : Code Switch : NPR

Nice story on the history of the US apology for Japanese Wartime Internment. Canada took a similar approach to its apology, also in 1988. With a nice closing statement:

“There is a saying in Japanese culture, ‘kodomo no tame ni,’ which means, ‘for the sake of the children.’ And for us running this campaign, that had much to do with it,” he (Tateishi) says. “It’s the legacy we’re handing down to them and to the nation to say that, ‘You can make this mistake, but you also have to correct it — and by correcting it, hopefully not repeat it again.’ “

From Wrong To Right: A U.S. Apology For Japanese Internment : Code Switch : NPR.

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