The recorded cases of deaths are very small compared to the actual number of people who were martyred. Most records only have numbers on the Europeans that were killed, not the ordinary people of Japan. Many tens of thousands lost their lives, and that does not include the countless number of people who were imprisoned, had their land confiscated or who were maimed because of their faith.
Even then we were still picking up memories of Pearl Harbor a year later. December 7, 1941 is a date of horror. It killed many people, destroyed airplanes, ships, submarines, and much more. They attacked us because we stopped selling important supplies to them that they needed. Thousands of lives were taken from us but none of them died for nothing.
Although it’s difficult to determine the precise number of Koreans who repatriated, the number estimated by the Ministry of Japan is around a million, just in the seven month period after the war, and only about 600,000 to 650,000 remained. However, as time went by, the number of Korean repatriates declined sharply. Remaining in Japan Koreans faced discouragement to repatriate because of several factors. Firstly, due to the massive number of Korean repatriates, SCAP (Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers – General Douglas MacArthur) imposed limited restrictions on the amount of property that they were allowed to bring with them
A man named Takao Ozawa was born in Japan, and immigrated to the United States. He was an ideal citizen, and his petition to be naturalized was rejected. He took his case to the District Court, and then to the Supreme court to be rejected twice. Another similar case, Yamashita v. Hinkle, was denied as well. The Supreme Court then ruled in 1922 that the color test alone is for those who are of the Caucasian race.
How would you feel if one day you were told to leave your whole life behind to live in captivity just because people halfway across the world did something wrong? This horror story was all too true for the thousands of Japanese Americans alive during World War II. Almost overnight, thousands of proud Japanese Americans living on the west coast were forced to leave their homes and give up the life they knew. The United States government was not justified in the creation of Japanese internment camps because it stripped law-abiding American citizens of their rights out of unjustified fear.
Last, but most important is political. A quote that supports my causal factor for political is on page 13 is, “ Meanwhile tremendous political pressure was put upon President Roosevelt by Californians an their congressmen to intern all Japanese Americans. ”The way this quote showed political is because they are talking about putting all Japanese Americans intern which also says political pressure on the president so that kinda gives it away. Another quote that supports the political causal factor is on page 18, “Congressmen passes the Immigration Act 1924 effectively ending all Japanese immigration to the U.S.” The way this quote supports my causal factor for political is because the now banned Japanese immigrants because I think America was scared the Japanese some info from America an what weapons they had and what were their plans to do a war or not.
On December, 7th, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. As a result the Americans decided to intern those of Japanese descent on the west-coast of the United States. The Japanese were uprooted from their homes and were relocated to internment camps where they would live their lives for the next 4 years. Japanese internment was a horrid act put upon those of Japanese ancestry in World War II, only using the common good as a reason to judge why the Japanese should be interned. The Civil liberties of the Japanese on the west-coast were more important than the common good because there was no valid evidence that the Japanese were planning an attack with their homeland.
Thus soldiers would have given the order to follow the international law about the POWs for the future relationship with the Chinese people in Nanjing and the surrounding areas; It would be more beneficial for Japan and also it would be a chance to raise up Japan’s international
However, a topic does not need to reach a level of attention for others to understand certain actions are inhuman/wrong. For instance, the recent ending of the former president, Barack Obama 's executive order of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. People throughout the country rallied and defended undocumented people, but this shouldn’t be first time news; the concept of exclusion for personal gain is immoral. There should not have to be a situation in which many people are affected for others to stand up for an issue.
But it also shows that they were not the only ones to be mistreated and racially attacked and detained after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was unfair for them to have their rights ripped from them, no trial or no evidence. It was because of their ethnicity that they were gravely mistreated by the system that was supposed to protect them. It didn’t matter if you were a natural born citizen, or if you were of different ethnics of any foreign nature you were or could be consider to be an enemy of the United States. Even though the government justified their actions by protecting the people against further attacks, all they did was abuse the constitution, its power and ruin people’s
Roosevelt authorized the internment with Executive order of 9066 on February 19, 1942, which had forced all of the Japanese and Japanese-Americans, regardless of loyalty or citizenship, to evacuate the Internment camps. The order was abrupt causeing Many Japanese to be forced to sell their property and land at a severe loss before departure because no one would be able to take care of the property or land. The Japanese had just the clothese on their back and whatever they had in their pocket, as the effect was instantaneous and the Japanese were not prepared for this Act. The order had not applied to Japaanese/Japnese-Americans in Hawaii because many of the workforce (i.e farmers) were not effected by this order as the Japanese were majority work force for the US. If those japanese were to be sent to the Internment camps, then US economy would take a hit in profits which the US desperately needed for World War II.
He was once found surrounded by more than 800 Japanese, some of the still armed, but they were his prisoners, he had captured all of the in just one day. To get them to give in he would approach the caves and hiding place where the Japanese hid and bid them to surrender. He would tell them they were surrounded and that if they came out peacefully they would not arm them. He also promise them dignity and to get them back to Japan when the war was over.
To start off, Americans weren’t affected by the Japanese Internment Camps as much as Germans, and those in surrounding countries, were by the Nazi Concentration Camps. As said in the American Propaganda Video, Japanese-Americans were, “...potentially dangerous…” and that the relocation of them was, “...with real consideration for the people involved.” Most Americans didn’t know the truth about the Japanese Internment Camps so they were, if anything, comfortable with the decision. However, this wasn’t the case with the Nazi Concentration Camps. Germans who didn’t remain loyal to Hitler were sent to a Concentration Camp, leaving thousands of Germans living in fear.
What if you and your family got kicked out of your house, moved across the country, were forced to live in stables and fed rotten food all because you had a great grandfather who was Japanese? This is how it was for the Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast of the U.S., all because of their Japanese ancestors. How could the Japanese-Americans put an end to this outrageous disaster? How could it have been avoided?