U.S. POWs in Japan

U.S. POWs in Japan

World War II veterans who were prisoners of war in Japan are suing several Japanese companies for their labor and suffering as slave workers. Former POWs say were starved and beaten, and many of their comrades were worked to death in...

World War II veterans who were prisoners of war in Japan are suing several Japanese companies for their labor and suffering as slave workers. Former POWs say were starved and beaten, and many of their comrades were worked to death in Japanese mines and factories. The U.S. State Department says the U.S. treaty with Japan bars the lawsuit, but the POWs' lawyers disagree. Two former POWs and an attorney on the case talk about the experiences of American servicemen as prisoners of war in Japan.

Guests

Lester Tenney

former prisoner of war in Japan

Frank Bigelow

former prisoner of war in Japan

Ron Kleinman

attorney

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