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Japanese-Americans have made major contributions to U.S. society — even in the face of racism and misguided government policy — so it is fitting that when Arab-Americans and Muslims were targeted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Japanese-Americans stood by them.

Japanese-Americans’ place in the U.S. and the problems they have had to overcome to win the respect they command today was examined in a symposium Wednesday sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Japanese American National Museum.

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