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United States and Japan / Racism #585267

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1992
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(Studio: Margaret Larson) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Civil Rights Commission report on racism against Asian-Americans featured. [Commission chairman Arthur FLETCHER - cites rise of Japan bashing.] Flint, Michigan, "crush imports rally" and Tomball, Texas, anti-Japan car ads shown. Murder in Camarillo, California, of Japanese businessman Yasuo Kato noted. [Japanese-American Citizens League Dennis HAYASHI - says it is a racial backlash.] Report that Japanese-American figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is facing discrimination in getting post-Olympics contracts due to her heritage.

(Studio: Margaret Larson) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Brad Willis) Japan's emphasis on ethnic purity in its closed society examined; details given of treatment of Koreans, Okinawans and lower-class "Burakumin" in Japan. [Burakumin Liberation League Tatsukuni KOMORI - (thru translator) cites Japanese exclusionism.]

(Studio: Margaret Larson) Lawsuit against Japanese-owned advertising firm in New York for firing American-born employees reported.

Larson, Margaret;
Lewis, George;
Willis, Brad

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