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  • Secretary Of War And The Military Commanders
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    The decision to imprison Japanese Americans was a popular one in 1942. It was supported not only by the government, but it was also called for by the press and the people. In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, Japan was the enemy. Many Americans believed that people of Japanese Ancestry were potential spies and saboteurs, intent on helping their mother country to win World War II. "The Japanese race is an enemy race", General John DeWitt, head of the Western De...
  • Military Necessity To Intern The Japanese
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    Britton Calvert Ethnic Am. 2 pm Racism: The Question of Japanese Internment During World War Two During World War Two approximately one hundred and ten thousand Japanese, citizens and aliens, were evacuated, interned and either relocated or imprisoned in desolate camps on the basis of their loyalty to the United States. This was justified as a military necessity because the Japanese were thought to be a threat to the security of the west coast of the United States. After the bombing of Pearl Har...
  • Military And Use Women For Prostitution
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    Militarized Women On any given Friday or Saturday night, Korean women prostitutes hang out outside club doors soliciting GIs. Korean women stroll up and down Hooker Hill, approaching young GIs and asking them, Lady After asking the women how much and how old, they follow the Korean girls up the hill and down an alley. While interviewing a GI friend stationed in Os an, Korea, this is an excerpt of his short story about military prostitution in Korea. This not only happens in Korea, but all over t...
  • Citizens Of Japanese Ancestry
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    KOREMATSU vs. U.S. 323 U.S. 214 (1944) Perhaps, according to Bernard Schwartz, the greatest failure of American law during World War II may be illustrated by the case of Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu. As graphically described in 1944 by a member of the bench, his case is one that is unique in our system: Korematsu was born on our soil, of parents born in Japan. The Constitution makes him a citizen of the United States by nativity and a citizen of California by residence. No claim is made that he is ...
  • Compliant Japanese Public
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    The Rise of Japanese Militarism Japan's political journey from its quasi-democratic government in the 1920's to its radical nationalism of the mid 1930's, the collapse of democratic institutions, and the eventual military state was not an overnight transformation. There was no coup d'etat, no march on Rome, no storming of the Bastille. Instead, it was a political journey that allowed a semi-democratic nation to transform itself into a military dictatorship. The forces that aided in this transfor...
  • Relations Between The Japanese And The Americans
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    Causes of Pearl Harbor "There is no choice left but to fight and break the iron chains strangling Japan" (Spector 76) Admiral Nagano O sami gave this statement after finding no other way to resolve relations between the United States and Japan. The attack on Pearl Harbor was the only way Japan sought to break away from the United States oppression of the Japanese people. Poor relations between Japan and America were both economical and political; this caused the attack on Pearl Harbor. The hatre...
  • Total Number Of American And Japanese
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    NUKE THE BASTARDS! A SATIRE The decision to drop the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was perhaps the greatest American achievement since the defeat of the Native Americans and their containment in reservations. Not only did it swiftly end the war but it showed the Russians who held the upper hand. It also paved the way for the Cold War, which increased America's war machine to the unparalleled level it's at today, as well as numerous memorable events such as the Kor...
  • Of The Japanese People In America
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    World War II was a devastating time for Americans and countries around the world. There is so much that went into the war and so many aspects that are deeper than the war itself. Often left out of conversation and partly in remembrance of this particular occurrence include an unparalleled feat of patriotism and bravery during the war. There were many events during the war that would alter history forever. This was the first time that women were given a chance to be apart of a war. This was the f...
  • Japanese Military Administration
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    Educational Opportunities and Threats to Society The Japanese had the vision and it was to reinvigorate the sense of nationalism and common identity of the Filipinos. However, beneath these good intentions lies a hidden agenda. The Japanese wanted to acquire more power and desired to be known as the superiors of Asia. They also wanted to destroy the influence and authority of the United States and England posing them as states that have abused Asian countries for their own profit and interest. H...
  • Japan's Victory Over The Pacific Islands
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    Prior to the 20th century Japan was basically a self-contained, independent nation with little international ties. Japan, a great power since it defeated Russia in the 1905 Russo-Japanese War, was engulfed by sever economic depression. The Japanese economy and its people had suffered greatly through the Great Depression and began to sympathise with countries such as Germany and Italy who suffered greatly also. Like Germany and Italy, Japan replaced a parliamentary system with a fascist one under...
  • My Government's Peaceful Intentions For Manchuria
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    Dear Henry Thank you for your letter. My reply details the circumstances leading up to and including the recent incident at Mukden, and the actions of our military in response. I have also explained our current economic and political standing on certain issues which will help you understand our perspective on these events. I also aim to assure you of my government's peaceful intentions for Manchuria. We have experienced major difficulties in our relationship with China over the past few years. O...

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