Daily Archives: Saturday, 26-May-2001

Americans Enslaved in Japan During WWII are now seeking compensation through the civil courts, however, it seems that our own country is blocking their efforts.

He says he was told the peace treaty to be signed with Japan would spell out how he could proceed in a lawsuit against the Japanese companies. But in what the veterans see as a double cross, the final treaty specifically prohibited any such lawsuits against private industry, apparently out of concern that they would hurt Japan’s efforts to rebuild after the war.

If I may be very blunt, then we were sold down the river, says Tenney.

I know what is done is done, but I would think that every legal avenue available to these men should be researched by our current government officials to attempt to find a way to satisfy these gentlemen’s claims.