Over the last year or so, the issue of the use of euphemistic language to describe America’s concentration camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were unjustly imprisoned during World War II has been the topic of considerable discussion.
On Thursday, September 3, 2009, the Nichibei Times published a story by Mako Nakagawa about this issue, calling for wider discussion of the use of euphemistic language as a starting point to eventually eliminate the use of language considered by many to be misleading and an attempt to soften or weaken the language used to describe the camps and the Japanese American Internment.
To read the story, click on: The Power of Words.
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