JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
HOUSTON CHAPTER

4905 Linden Street
Bellaire, TX 77401
hirasaki@worldnet.att.net
July 10, 2005

Commissioner John Dubose
123 South 6th Street
Orange, Texas 77630

REF: Jap Lane

Dear Commissioner Dubose,

I would like to thank you for your leadership in bringing about the change in the road name of Jap Lane. I realize that you did it in spite of the political risk to yourself. This was a case of where you put the welfare of the county ahead of your own. The Japanese American community is appreciative of your effort to eliminate the use of a word that has caused us pain. We have documented the history of the road name change on our chapter website:
http://www.jacl-houston.org

Sincerely,

George Jiro Hirasaki
President, JACL-Houston Chapter