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Japanese Public Opinion Favors Settling World War II Claims

Added: (Mon Dec 31 2001)

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December 31, 2001

Japanese Public Opinion Favors Settling World War II Claims

In a study completed earlier this month by University of Cincinnati. Political Science graduate student, James R. Masterson, a review of Japanese public opinion poll data reveals that Japanese citizens overwhelmingly support compensation of W.W.II era victims of Japanese war crimes. Only 15% were opposed.

Masterson who translated Japanese public opinion poll data concluded that the Japanese government should take into consideration the sympathy of its populace with war crimes victims which stands in stark contrast to the government’s unwillingness to address the issue more than fifty years after the war.The complete report can be viewed at www.japanesewarcrimes.com/jwr.htm

This comes as no surprise to the team of international lawyers headed by Jonathan Levy and Tom Easton who are handling war claims on behalf of Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands. "All we are asking for is a fair settlement," stated Levy, "the Japanese government has tried every trick in the book to prevent an examination of the issues."

According to Levy, "The 1969 US-Japanese Treaty purportedly settling all war claims in Micronesia for a mere $10 million dollars was a sham done without the participation of the Micronesian peoples or the United Nations under whose authority the US held a Trusteeship."

The current value of war claims in Micronesia is unknown but damages to Mili Atoll alone, site of some of the fiercest fighting during W.W.II, was estimated at $10 million in 1969.

For more information see: www.japanesewarcrimes.com

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