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In response to an unidentified radar echo, the military called for a blackout and fired over 1, anti-aircraft shells. Anti-Japanese movements began shortly after Japanese immigration began, arising from existing anti-Asian prejudices.

In fact, the February 28th issue is the last time the Argus makes such pointed opinionated stories against the Japanese Americans. The editor showed a respect for the American born Japanese, and although the issue of evacuation was not fully relevant at the time of this story, the implication is that only Japanese nationals would have to be evacuated.

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Most stayed in the Los Angeles area until they were again relocated by the U. Seattle, WA: Charles Press, The extensive surveillance and criminalization of Japanese Americans in the decades leading up to World War II, and the extra-judicial roundup of some 9, Japanese immigrants that resulted from it, fits squarely into this history.

These arrests would foreshadow the plight of Japanese Americans on the West Coast for the next five years. Practically all family heads mostly fisherman had already been arrested and removed by the FBI and the families living there were allowed to move on their own anywhere they wanted.

If any japs are allowed to remain at large in this country, it might spell the greatest disaster in history.

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If any japs are allowed to remain at large in this country, it might spell the greatest disaster in history. Such orders… will be based on necessity and not hatred. While some persons of Japanese ancestry returned to their home towns, others sought new surroundings. The common enemy was a way for Sakamoto to tell his readers that those Japanese Americans who chose to stay in the U. All three lost their cases. Included under the removal order were three generations: first-generation Japanese immigrants Issei , U. Somewhat luckier were the Japanese Americans who moved farther into the interior of the country: 1, moved to Colorado, 1, moved to Utah, moved to Idaho, moved to eastern Washington, moved to eastern Oregon, moved to northern Arizona, 83 moved to Wyoming, 72 moved to Illinois, 69 moved to Nebraska, and moved to other states. When are we going to get tough? A jap stationed at Harborview, another at west Seattle and a third at a point in the white river valley could, by pre-arranged light flashes, establish a perfect triangulation for the guidance of enemy planes to the Boeing plant…and still we allow the japs to roam at will in this vital area. To understand why the United States government decided to remove Japanese Americans from the West Coast in the largest single forced relocation in U. It can also teach us a great deal about contemporary threats to the civil liberties of Black, Muslim, South Asian, and other marginalized communities. On February 17, Biddle made a last ditch effort to convince the President that evacuation was unnecessary. At first, there was no consistent treatment of Nisei who tried to enlist or who were drafted.

He was later arrested for remaining in a restricted area. However, eating in common facilities and having limited opportunities for work interrupted other social and cultural patterns. Relocation centers were situated many miles inland, often in remote and desolate locales.

He was then arrested for sabotage, on the grounds that strawberries were a necessary commodity for the war effort.

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