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Embassy Row: She’s a Kennedy
Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae will honor President Ronald Reagan, former House Speaker Jim Wright and a former congressional aide Friday for supporting a law that issued a formal apology to Japanese-Americans confined to U.S. relocation camps during World War II.
Mr. Wright, Texas Democrat, sponsored the bill written by House staffer Glenn Roberts, and Mr. Reagan signed it into law in 1988. Mr. Reagan, who died in 2004, will be represented by former presidential assistant James F. Kuhn.
Mr. Sasae will present them with the Ralph L. Carr Award for Courage, named for a wartime Colorado governor who was the only elected official to publicly oppose the confinement of Japanese-Americans.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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