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L.A. Times to Stop Using “Internment” to Describe Imprisonment of Japanese Americans in WWII

HeadlineMar 17, 2023

The Los Angeles Times announced Thursday it will no longer use the word “internment” to describe the mass imprisonment of over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. It will instead use terms like “incarceration,” “imprisonment” or “detention.” It’s the latest step taken by the paper to rectify the harm it caused during the war, when it called for the incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans. The L.A. Times issued a formal editorial apology six years ago.

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