Incarceration of Japanese Americans in WWII remembered at events across US

NHK -- Feb 20
Events were held across the United States on Saturday to raise awareness of racial discrimination.

On February 19, 1942, then-US President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans.

The order, signed about two months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, stripped people of Japanese descent of their civil rights.

About 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry and others were sent as hostile aliens to internment camps around the US.

On Friday, US President Joe Biden issued a statement about the executive order, saying the US will never again engage in such an un-American act.