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What Happened to Japanese Americans 75 Years Ago Is Newly Relevant


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What Happened to Japanese Americans 75 Years Ago Is Newly Relevant

Shirley Ann Higuchi

In May 1942, just six months into World War II, a medical doctor in the US Army went to a notary in Fort Smith, Arkansas and signed over the sale of his family farm in San Jose, California. The rushed sale “for pennies on the dollar” happened because of an order his commander in chief, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed two months earlier. That medic was my uncle, James Higuchi. He was among those who were forced into prisons without trials because of 9066 — my grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles.


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We so often say,"Never again," but we keep doing the same damned thing.


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Simple solutions for complicated problems come from narrowminded people and they never work and cause more problems than they solve. However, a narrowminded person's field of vision never sees that.


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What a sad, sad story! Let's hope this kind of a thing never, ever happens again...to anybody.