Robert Matsui Remembered for Internment Reparations and Local Flood Control
During a 26-year-career in Congress, Robert Matsui played a major role in reforming federal welfare policies, helped win passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and successfully secured federal funding for Sacramento area transportation pr
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.