2000-2010 Press Coverage

Honoring He Who Was Right
El Cerrito Patch
December 8, 2010

Not Your Ordinary City Council Meeting
by Charles Burress, El Cerrito Patch
December 7, 2010

El Cerrito City Council to Vote on Honoring Fred Korematsu
by Charles Burress, El Cerrito Patch
December 5, 2010

KI Director Ling Woo Liu discusses Fred Korematsu’s legacy (radio clip)
APEX Express, KPFA Radio (Berkeley)
November 4, 2010

Constitution Day Celebrates the Life of Fred Korematsu
by JK Yamamoto, Nikkei West
November 3, 2010

Dedication Ceremony Held for San Leandro High School’s Fred T. Korematsu Campus
Nikkei West
October 2010

The man who said no
by Jeff Yang, San Francisco Chronicle
October 7, 2010

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Fred Korematsu Day into Law
Asian American Press (St. Paul, Minnesota)
October 2, 2010

Fred Korematsu, civil rights icon for younger generation, has his day
by Momo Chang, Oakland Tribune
October 1, 2010

Governor Signs Bill to Create Day Honoring Japanese-American Civil Rights Leader Fred Korematsu
East County Magazine (San Diego)
October 1, 2010

Japanese-American Activist Honored
The Japan Times
September 27, 2010

Calif. Law Honors WWII Internment Critic
Associated Press
September 25, 2010
Story picked up by nearly 250 news outlets throughout the US, including major media such as CBS News, the Washington Post, the Huffington PostNewsday and Salon. International media such as the Japan TimeseTaiwan News, and Metro Canada ran the story as well.

New Campus Honors Korematsu’s Impact on San Leandro
by Jason Sweeney, Oakland Tribune
September 24, 2010

Scalia’s Surprising Role Model (about Justice Jackson, who dissented in the Supreme Court’s 1944 Korematsu decision)
by Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle
September 21, 2010

Why Fred Korematsu Day is Important
by Ling Woo Liu, guest blog post on Angry Asian Man
September 13, 2010

Will the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ruling Stand? (mentions “Military deference has a checkered history in American jurisprudence. The most shameful example was th Korematsu decision …”
by Adam Winkler, Huffington Post
September 10, 2010

Yes, They Were Concentration Camps (regarding the Fred Korematsu Day bill)
by Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, The Rafu Shimpo
September 9, 2010

School board discusses state’s Korematsu Day proposal Davis elementary campus named after the late Medal of Freedom winner
by Jeff Hudson, Davis Enterprise
August 29, 2010

School Year Begins at San Leandro High’s New Freshman [Korematsu] Campus
by Jason Sweeney, Oakland Tribune
August 26, 2010

Bill Would Honor Korematsu and Civil Liberties (radio clip runs from 1’00” – 1’30”)
KQED radio
August 25, 2010

Bill to mark Japanese American internment approved
by Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee
August 24, 2010

Korematsu Featured in Interview with Wherever There’s a Fight Authors (radio clip featuring caller Karen Korematsu)
KQED Forum
July 28, 2010

Korematsu Institute Releases Landmark Human Rights Report
July 16, 2010

New Korematsu Institute Report: Domestic Dignity
Angry Asian Man blog
July 15, 2010

Kagan Skewers Japanese Internment Ruling
by Josh Gerstein, Politico
July 9, 2010

Fred Korematsu Day Passes Assembly
KBFX Eyewitness News
May 31, 2010

The Buzz: Bill Would Honor Japanese American Man
by Jim Sanders, Sacramento Bee
May 22, 2010

Profile of Korematsu Institute Director Ling Woo Liu
Angry Asian Man blog
May 21, 2010

Lawmakers honor man who balked at WW II internment order
by Jim Sanders, Sacramento Bee
May 20, 2010

Calif. Bill Would Honor WWII Internment Challenger

by Robin Hindery, Associated Press via CBS5
May 20, 2010

Assembly Committee Votes for Korematsu Day
Rafu Shimpo
May 8, 2010

Recent High Court Cases Revive Debate on Judicial Activism
by Robert Barnes, Washington Post
May 3, 2010

The Smearing of a Loyal American (about Judge Ed Chen, one of Korematsu’s lawyers)
by John Diaz, San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2009

Japanese internment trial rerun for newer generation
by David Olson, The Press-Enteprise
August 13, 2009

Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Korematsu (watch the video clip here)
by Gwen Muranaka, Rafu Shimpo
July 16, 2009

Editorial: Why is it important to learn history?
Northwest Asian Weekly
May 7, 2009

Asian Law Caucus Executive Director Titi Liu and Attorney Don Tamaki
by Ben Trefny, KALW News
April 30, 2009

Civil rights institute named for Korematsu
by Tyche Hendricks, San Francisco Chronicle
April 28, 2009

SU law center named for civil rights leader

by James Tabafunda, Northwest Asian Weekly
April 4, 2009

The Resonance of Korematsu v. U.S.
by Kevin Lee, Asianweek
May 21, 2008

Looking Back at Japanese Internment Camps
 (radio clip)
Day to Day,  NPR
December 5, 2007

Court to decide detainees’ rights
By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY
November 26, 2007

A glance at some Asian-American pioneers
Uncovering America: The Asian American Journey, CNN.com
May 11, 2007

Echoes of ’40s Internment Are Seen in Muslim Detainees’ Suit
By Nina Bernstein, New York Times
April 03, 2007

OAKLAND / Public school with science focus opens
By Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle
November 17, 2006

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judge Samuel Alito’s Nomination to the Supreme Court
CQ Transcriptions, Washington Post
January 11, 2006

He Said No to Internment
By Matt Bai, New York Times
December 25, 2005

OAKLAND / Japanese American hero remembered / Fred Korematsu fought WWII internment
By Ryan Kim, San Francisco Chronicle
April 17, 2005

Coining Korematsu
By Emil Amok
April 8, 2005

Remembering Japanese American Civil Rights Pioneer Fred Korematsu (video clip: 40’29” – 58’19”)

by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
April 5, 2005

Recalling Fred Korematsu, foe of prejudice 
Letters to the Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
April 4, 2005

Fred Korematsu, 86; Fought WWII Internment of Japanese Americans
by Claudia Luther, Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2005

Fred Korematsu — he defied wartime order to internment camp
By Annie Nakao, San Francisco Chronicle
April 01, 2005

Overturning a wartime act decades later
By Annie Nakao, San Francisco Chronicle
December 12, 2004

Do we really need to relearn the lessons of Japanese American internment?
By Fred Korematsu, San Francisco Chronicle
September 16, 2004