They Were Innocent

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Japanese bombed and devastated Pearl Harbor, it was a tragic incident, afterward US government sent all the Japanese American to internment camps, this is the story that people remember. But when I listened to the song “kenji” that was written by Mike Shinoda who is a singer of famous rock band linkin park, I realized how these innocent Japanese people lived and what their story was, in those camps. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Japanese people were relocated to internment camps despite they are American citizen or not, on December 7.1941. More than 60% of Japanese people were US citizens, but they still had to give up their homes, lands and business. Some of them were innocent laborers. They did not do anything but they lost everything in a second. This song renders how these innocent people loose and suffer their life because of leader’s brutal decisions. they only had two days to pack his whole life in to two small bags. they cannot even put enough cloths in to it. they just lost what he earned according to DISCovering Multicultural America, 2003 “The Japanese-American internees were only allowed to bring with them what they could carry”. They were forced to sell or give away most of their possessions, including houses, furniture, cars, and pets. They were given little time to accomplish it. In Early 1900, People from japan began migrating to the U.S because of The Meiji Restoration: events that restored imperial rule to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji Ishin. Within two decades, Japanese people were very stable and able to contribute to the US economy in many ways, such as agriculture and constructions. Therefor these people had a perfect life in America. Suddenly, this unfortunate situation (bombing Pearl Harbor) occurr...

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... face these circumstances because leaders were inhuman and bloodthirsty. They made decisions to show their power by sacrificing innocent’s lives. Even after the war, they would not be able to go back to the life they used to live, they would not be treated the same. It would take long a time to overcome

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