Brazil apologizes to racist maltreatment, detention of Japanese during WWII

Posted on October 14, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Human Rights Latin America

Brazil’s truth commission has apologised for the government’s “racist” maltreatment and detention of its large Japanese community during the second world war in a step that could open the way to compensation claims. Twenty-five years after similar steps by the US and Canada, the move to make amends has been welcomed by groups representing the 1.5 million migrants and second and third-generation descendants in Brazil who now make up the biggest ethnically Japanese population outside of Japan. Read Article

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