Memorial would ‘justify’ anti-Japanese sentiments


I agree with Janice Mirik(i)tani that a memorial concerning the “comfort women” would only result and justify  anti-Japanese discrimination and hatred.

If a “comfort women” memorial must be placed in San Francisco, I can only agree to the memorial if several other memorials were placed adjacent to the “comfort women” memorial:

1. Memorial stating there is no justification for using Atomic Bombs on civilians, women and children.

2. Memorial regretting internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps.

3.  Memorial to free Tibet

I agree that the Japanese military was guilty of using “comfort women” during WWII,  and the Japanese government should apologize and compensate the women. However, the people of Japanese heritage should not be made to suffer the discrimination and hatred for the acts of the Japanese military.

Hiroshi Fukuda is a San Francisco resident. The views expressed in the preceding commentary are not necessarily those of the Nichi Bei Weekly.

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