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Day: August 29, 2005

Japanese Americans Waited Sixty Years for High School Diplomas

Japanese Americans Waited Sixty Years for High School Diplomas

Many Japanese Americans lost out on the opportunity to finish high school, and thus, never got their diplomas. While many of us can’t even find out diplomas, many Japanese Americans have waited patiently for decades for the honor of receiving one. In 1988, an official apology came from the United States Government and monetary compensation was given to some. However, it wasn’t until Sally Lieber sponsored legislation that set up the “California Nisei High School Diploma Project” that those Japanese…

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