Events prior to Pearl Harbor

Before the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, many in the Japanese American community were aware of the growing tension between Japan and the United States. Some had been receiving news from their families overseas, while others had visited Japan and witnessed the growing militarization there. However, few thought that Japan would provoke the much larger United States into war.

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Scrapbook page of newspaper clippings (ddr-densho-72-8)
doc Scrapbook page of newspaper clippings (ddr-densho-72-8)
Newspaper articles, one of which is titled "Hostile Nippon Press Quiets; 'A Last Effort'." From scrapbook titled "Scrapbook: 1940, 1941, Book 4." Newspaper unknown.
Scrapbook page of newspaper clippings (ddr-densho-72-6)
doc Scrapbook page of newspaper clippings (ddr-densho-72-6)
Newspaper articles, one of which is titled "Japan Seeks to Avoid U.S. Clash." From scrapbook titled "Scrapbook: 1940, 1941, Book 4." Newspaper unknown.
Proceedings and Debates of the 77th Congress, Second Session (ddr-csujad-19-46)
doc Proceedings and Debates of the 77th Congress, Second Session (ddr-csujad-19-46)
This document contains the proceedings and debates of the 77th Congress. Miss Rankins of Montana raises a few questions about some of the activities which led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. She also debates on whether any responsible American source foresaw the Japanese attack. She goes on to present some documents and statements which suggest …
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 1  July, 1940- December 31, 1941 (ddr-densho-372-1)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 1 July, 1940- December 31, 1941 (ddr-densho-372-1)
Volume 1 divides into three sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: The first section contains archival documents regarding pre-Pearl Harbor materials that deal largely with discussion between the War and the Justice Departments over responsibilities for enemy aliens in case of war and with internal Army documents about construction of …
Louise Kashino Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-31-9)
vh Louise Kashino Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-31-9)
Awareness of impending war, afraid of an attack by the Japanese

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

Fumi Kaseguma Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-203-8)
vh Fumi Kaseguma Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-203-8)
Going to Japan for a summer at high school age: sensing the impending war between Japan and the U.S.
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