California to apologise for WWII internment of Japanese

NEARLY 80 years after the US authorised the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, California plans to formally apologise this week for its role in one of the darkest chapters in US history.

State lawmakers are set to vote tomorrow on a resolution which states that the California legislature apologises for “the unjust exclusion, removal, and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, and for its failure to support and defend the civil rights and civil liberties of Japanese Americans.”