Fred To·yo·sa·bu·ro Ko·re·mat·su
Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu
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||an American of Japanese descent who, during World War II, was one of few Japanese-Americans to openly defy the relocation orders of the U.S. Government. Korematsu was arrested and sent to an internment center in 1942, and his challenge to the constitutionality of forced relocation was ruled against by the Supreme Court in 1944 in Korematsu v. United States (b.1919--d.2005).