In the 1980s Jimmy Carter started a group called Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. Set up to extend an investigation regarding the relocation , internment , and deportation of these people of Japanese descent from Dec 1941 to Feb. 1948. This also looked at the impact of these actions by the United States.



William Marutani Interview

William Marutani was taken to Tule Lake. William was there for 6months then went to college. After 2 years he was drafted into the miltary .Then the miltary sent him to learn Japanese better. Then by that time the war was over and then he was stationed in Japan where he was a Second Lieutenant.While in american unfiorm he was discriminated against by the British. They were not supposed to let any oriental person into the embassy. He was at Tule Lake like Mike and Joe in the book. Also, he was in the miltary like Mike so it related to the story. He was the Commissioner for 7 years of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians.