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As the first Japanese Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of Congress today, Shinzo Abe offered condolences for Americans killed in World War II—but not for wartime atrocities in Korea, China and elsewhere. He was applauded in Washington, but he'll get a mixed reception when he comes to California tomorrow. Americans of Asian descent are already protesting. 

Also, Governor Brown visits LA with tough new targets for reducing greenhouse emissions. We get the story behind the numbers.

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Sasa Woodruff

Governor Brown Announces Stricter Greenhouse Gas Goals 6 MIN, 3 SEC

When it comes to the fight against climate change, Jerry Brown has raised Arnold Schwarzenegger by setting tough new goals for reducing greenhouse emissions.  The current Governor spoke today at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills.  Mark Hertsgaard is an independent reporter and author of Hot: Living through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.

Guests:
Mark Hertsgaard, Nation magazine (@markhertsgaard)

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Brown's new goal to reduce emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030
'Press Play' on what Brown's greenhouse gas emissions cuts mean for CA businesses, residents

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Echoes of History — in Washington and Los Angeles 17 MIN, 21 SEC

It's been almost 70 years since Japan surrendered to end World War II in Asia, and today Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of Congress. He apologized for American casualties.

Abe was applauded, but time has not healed all wounds. In the gallery was 87-year-old Yong Soo-lee, one of 53 surviving "comfort women" who were sexual slaves for Japanese soldiers. California's Democratic Congressman Mike Honda called it "shocking and shameful" that Abe did not apologize directly to them. Abe will be in Los Angeles Friday, and a "silent protest" is being planned.

Photos from protests in San Francisco courtesy Seung Ku Kang

Guests:
Phyllis Kim, Korean American Forum of California (@PhyllisKimLA)
Kathy Masaoka, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress
Clayton Dube, University of Southern California (@claydube)

More:
'To the Point' on Abe's address to Congress
Korean American Forum of California on the installation of 'Comfort Women' statue in Glendale

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