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Interned Japanese Americans Finally Graduate

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Interned Japanese Americans Finally Graduate

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Dozens of aging Japanese Americans finally graduated from high school in Los Angeles Sunday. Their schooling was interrupted when they were sent off the internment camps, along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans, during World War II. Some of the graduates were in wheelchairs or used canes, but 77-year-old Toshiko Aiboshi says the belated commencement gave her a feeling of closure.