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Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC)
                           Equality, Justice, Unity
JLA Day of Action
  "At the same time, we also acknowledge the painful reality that Japanese Latin Americans, who were taken from their Central and South American homes and incarcerated by the United States Government during World War II, were excluded from the Civil Liberties Act of 1988."  
    - President Joseph R. Biden
So, President Biden, what are you going to do about that?
  President Biden made the above statement in the proclamation, Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Incarceration During World War II, issued on February 18, 2022. He also said the following:
  "I have always believed that great nations do not ignore their most painful moments—they confront them with honesty and, in doing so, learn from them and grow stronger as a result."  
  If your family received an apology and redress from the United States government for their incarceration during World War II, or if you are a supporter of that apology, please consider the plight of Japanese Latin Americans who were abducted from their home countries and incarcerated in the United States. Consider taking action on February 24.
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  During WWII, over 2200 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry from 13 Latin American countries were kidnapped from their homes and businesses, transported over international borders, and subjected to indefinite detention in US internment camps. Over 800 were used in two hostage exchanges for US citizens held in the war zones of the Far East. Not finding proper justice in the US, the JLAs petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a premier human rights body of the Organization of American States. In 2020, the Commission published its groundbreaking ruling that the US owes redress to the JLAs. Now is the time for JLA reparations.

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San Jose Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC)
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San Jose, CA  95109


"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
                                                                           - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.