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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993
Japan's continuing failure to come to terms with its past is worrying its Asian neighbors and disappointing its allies everywhere. What Tokyo has achieved economically is undercut by its traditional reluctance to accept responsibility publicly for Japanese aggression and atrocities during the 1930s and 1940s. Tokyo only recently acknowledged the forced wartime enlistment of thousands of women--many of them Korean--as "comfort women" in Japanese army brothels.
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September 29, 1994 | CHARLES HILLINGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At two Palos Verdes Peninsula schools, each day begins with a bow to the teacher and ends with the students cleaning the classroom as part of a strict disciplinary code. In between, every student learns to play the flute, do calligraphy and work out on the bars as part of the required gymnastics program. And it is all taught in Japanese. The privately owned schools teach children of Japanese executives based in the South Bay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS
Pointing to a postcard in his folder Friday, 18-year-old Robbie Scherrei found that he had something in common with 17-year-old Megumi Ochiai of Japan. Scherrei's postcard was from Disneyland, as was a colorful button pinned to Ochiai's knapsack. "I was showing her that we're going to Disneyland for our graduation night," said Scherrei, one of about 100 Thousand Oaks High School students paired with visiting Japanese teen-agers from Kyomo High School in Japan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1992 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The founding director of an international prep school in Van Nuys has filed a $1.1-million lawsuit against the school, saying he was fired for refusing to heed his Japanese employer's orders to keep out black and Salvadoran students. The school, known both as the Stratford Preparatory School and the California Preparatory School, is an offshoot of one of the largest and most prestigious high schools in Japan.
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July 8, 1992 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials at a Van Nuys preparatory school on Tuesday denied allegations by its former director that the exclusive institution has illegally tried to exclude black and Latino students. But they also released statistics showing that the enrollment of minorities has dropped sharply since the school opened. In addition, Leslie S.
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December 3, 1991 | SAM JAMESON and SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In studying Pearl Harbor and World War II, students in Japan and the United States have one thing in common, according to experts in both countries: They learn very little. Most American history courses devote little attention to 20th-Century history, said Esther Taira, Los Angeles Unified School District curriculum specialist.
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August 23, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
The opportunity to speak with Sohn Kee Chung is the opportunity to hear a lesson in 20th-Century Korean history, and that is what he gave as he entertained guests at his modern sixth-floor apartment in a middle-class part of the city. Outside, although it was Saturday morning, children who were dressed in uniforms walked with various degrees of enthusiasm toward school for a half-day of studies, and street vendors sold Heinz ketchup, Smuckers jam, Velveeta cheese and other U.S.
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