I do think that the Japanese Americans should have and still should be given some type of compensation for their treatment during the World War II. I think that they were treated very badly and people acted like they were criminals when they were innocent people who did not deserve this.
It is unfathomable to me that after what happened with the American Indians on reservations that another ethnic group would have to endure the same sort of treatment. Japanese Americans had nothing at all to do with what happened during WW2, and they should be repaid for the hardships their families had to endure.
Japanese Americans should not receive reparations for their treatment in internment camps during World War II. From my research, these citizens were not physically abused. They were taken from their homes and were interrogated, but they were not killed or tortured the way Nazis treated people. When people hear "internment camps" they wrongly think about torture and death, rather than just holding cells which is what they were in this case.
If we agree to reparations for Japanese Americans then we must also agree to many other reparations for many other races that have been wronged in the past. The fact of the matter is that most people who were part of the camps or ran the camps are dead, so reparations would not make too much sense.
No, the Japanese Americans should not receive reparations for their treatment in internment camps during World War II, because the United States would go broke if we tried to pay every person who claimed that they or their ancestors was somehow wronged by the country. We have to simply move forward as a nation.