Robert Matsui Remembered for Internment Reparations and Local Flood Control

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, January 3, 2005
Local Japanese American leaders say they’re devastated by news of Matsui’s death. He has a special place….we felt so proud of him. Diane Tomoda (too-MOE-duh) is president of the Sacramento chapter of the Japanese American Citizen’s League. The congressman played a lead role in the drive to get compensation for Japanese-Americans who were held in concentration camps during World War Two. Matsui himself was held as a prisoner of war when he was an infant. And SAFCA’s Executive Director Stain Buer says Matsui’s leadership helped inspired much of the agency’s work over the past 20-years. From SAFCA’s standpoint….the community. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.