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A Bitter Reminder

November 08, 1987

Re: J. E. M. Zell's reaction to the internment of Japanese Americans, or as is more descriptive, Americans of Japanese descent.

Granted her family's and her own personal experiences were inhumane and unpardonable. However, I fail to see how she feels not paying reparations will somehow punish the Japanese who imprisoned her. She seems to rightly feel that Japan owes her an apology. Well, Japan is not America. Since she is living in America, she must feel that it's a better place to live.

It takes courage to admit to a mistake and America is strong and wise enough to do that. Can't she see through her bitterness enough to realize that America's attitude goes a much longer way toward ending the horrors that she had to endure?

F. FUJIMO

Long Beach

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