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Passed Senate amended (11/26/1991)

Title I: Manzanar National Historic Site - Establishes the Manzanar National Historic Site in California to protect historical, cultural, and natural resources associated with the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior, within three years after funds are made available, to prepare and transmit a general management plan for the site to specified congressional committees.

Establishes the Manzanar National Historic Site Advisory Commission to consult with the Secretary of the Interior on matters relating to the development, management, and interpretation of the site. Terminates the Commission ten years after the enactment of this Act. Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Japanese American National Historic Landmark Theme Study - Japanese American National Historic Landmark Theme Study Act - Directs the Secretary, within two years after funds are made available, to report to the Congress on a National Historic Landmark Theme Study on Japanese American History.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) identify those sites that are appropriate for the study and that may be suitable for designation as National Historic Landmarks to illustrate the period in American history from 1941 to 1946 when personal justice was denied Japanese Americans; and (2) prepare a list in order of importance or merit of the most appropriate sites for such designation. Names specific sites in 15 States to be included in the study. Authorizes appropriations.