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Not only them but the Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps.
Do you think the U.S.-Japan relations will improve or deteriorate under the Donald Trump presidency? Why?
It would depend upon whom Mr. Trump surrounds himself with. His suggestion to give Japan nuclear weapons, I think, will be soundly protested due to Japan’s militaristic past. If he could present a sound rationale for charging Japan more for security, that could possibly be up for debate. President Obama made some strides in building bridges with Japan, namely in appointing Caroline Kennedy — the daughter of a beloved figure in Japan — as U.S. Ambassador, and especially in being the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Memorial. But a lot of the U.S.-Japan relationship centers around the bases in Okinawa, and it remains to be seen whether any president can adequately address the burden on the Okinawa people.

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Sources:Greg Robinson, “Paul Robeson and Japanese Americans,”  (San Francisco), March 13, 2008.
Panelists included Aneela Afzali, who came to the United States from Kabul, Afghanistan as a refugee. She is now the founder and executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network, a new initiative of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound; Joseph Shoji Lachman, president-elect of the Japanese American Citizens League and donor relations specialist of the Council of American Islamic Relations in Seattle; Kim Muromoto, a Nisei held at the Minidoka Concentration Camp and then served in the 442nd segregated infantry during WWII; Diane Narasaki, an API activist and executive director of Asian Counseling and Referral Service; Rasul Pasha, CEO of Centric Ltd, a Seattleite who converted to Islam at the age of 21; and Benjamin Shabazz of the Al Islam Center in Seattle.

 

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Wrentaro Howell, a Japanese-American college student who lives in Atlanta, is worried the United States will become less culturally diverse.
Most alarming to the Japanese American community is that Mr. Trump had expressed ambivalence whether or not he would have uprooted the Japanese American community during World War II and place them in American concentration camps. This is especially alarming given that a federal commission found that the root causes of our wartime incarceration were wartime hysteria, racial prejudice and a failure of political leadership — which led to an apology and redress from the U.S. government. To even question the merits of that wartime decision is rather shocking to the Japanese American community.
Since 9/11, and even a decade before that with the first Gulf War, the Japanese American community has had a unique role to play in helping to safeguard the rights of Muslims, Arab Americans and South Asians living in the U.S., given our wartime experience. We have voiced opposition to original plans to put them in concentration camps, and members of those communities have played an active part in our annual Day of Remembrance commemorations — which reflect upon our wartime incarceration — since 9/11. Now, perhaps more than ever, the Japanese American community needs to be vigilant in using the wartime deprivation of our civil rights as a reminder of why we need to safeguard the rights of others.


Are you happy or disappointed about the election results and why?
I am disappointed. I am a queer Japanese-American living in the South. I was planning on proposing to my partner in the next few months, but we are now considering elopement to secure our right to marry before that right could be taken away from us. I am more terrified than anything. I am terrified because we really don’t know what president elect Trump stands for and what he will actually follow through with. It wasn’t that long ago when our own people were put into Internment camps in this country out of fear and racism. I have lost trust in this system. How did this happen YET again? How does the popular vote amount for nothing?!?!


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Do you think the U.S.-Japan relations will improve or deteriorate under the Donald Trump presidency? Why?
U.S.-Japan relations will deteriorate under Trump presidency as he has been trigger-happy to drop a nuclear bomb on whoever he sees as the enemy (read: everyone except white people).

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Do you think Americans will be able to come together under the new president?
I think that this is a new low in political civility and I do not see him reaching across the aisle to bridge the gap. In many ways, with a Republican held Congress and Supreme Court he won’t have to.

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“Since 9/11, the Japanese-American community has seen a parallel with the treatment of Muslim-Americans and what happened to us during WWII,” she said. “So there are a quite few in our community who feel that it is our role to bring attention to that.

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Gwen Muranaka, the English editor of Rafu Shimpo, a Los Angeles-based newspaper for the Japanese-American community, said by telephone that one thing the community must do now is to shed light on the plight of Muslim-Americans, who could be most severely impacted by Trump’s ascent to the presidency.