Redress and reparations

On August 10, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Civil Liberties Act, which, among other things, mandated an official apology from the government and monetary payments to Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. However, this redress excluded Japanese Latin Americans who were forcibly deported from their home countries and placed in U.S. internment camps. A class action lawsuit, 'Mochizuki v. U.S.A,' was filed in 1996 on behalf of all the Japanese Latin Americans denied redress. It resulted in a settlement agreement authorizing an official apology and $5,000 compensation payments, one-fourth of what was awarded to Japanese Americans. Some Japanese Latin Americans decided to reject the Mochizuki settlement offer and continue litigation in U.S. and International courts.

Japanese Latin Americans (48)
Redress and reparations (8)

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Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-152-40)
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Decision to not accept the Japanese Peruvians' settlement, and, with others, sue the government for redress
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 24 (June 19, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 24 (June 19, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-24)
Selected article titles: "'Tokyo Time' Is About Love--Nikkei Style" (pp. 1-2), "Calif. Bill Urges President, Congress to Approve Redress" (p. 1), "Japanese American History to Be Celebrated During Omatsuri" (p. 3), and "Japanese Peruvians Still Ineligible for Payments" (p. 8)j.
Art Shibayama Interview Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-151-45)
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Thoughts on the importance of fighting for redress for Japanese Latin Americans
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-152-39)
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Husband is denied redress as a Japanese Peruvian and begins to speak at public venues
Art Shibayama Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-151-42)
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Feelings upon finding out that redress would be denied to Japanese Latin Americans
Art Shibayama Interview Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-151-43)
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Involvement in the Campaign for Justice, an effort to obtain redress for Japanese Latin Americans
Art Shibayama Interview Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-151-44)
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Talking with congresspeople in Washington, D.C.; rejecting the U.S. government's settlement amount
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