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.

Events prior to Pearl Harbor (40)

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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.
Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-42-4)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-42-4)
A high school senior before the bombing of World War II

Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.

Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-98-12)
vh Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-98-12)
Chaperoning young women on a church trip to Japan shortly before the war, being followed and questioned by police
Jim Akutsu Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-2-15)
vh Jim Akutsu Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-2-15)
Foreseeing the outbreak of war and trying to volunteer for service; discrimination experiences in the National Guard and ROTC

Interview was conducted over two days because of delays caused by technical difficulties.

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 ...
Cedrick M. Shimo Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-260-12)
vh Cedrick M. Shimo Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-260-12)
Studying U.S.-Japan relations at Berkeley at onset of World War II

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views ...

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.
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-170-27)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-170-27)
Thoughts of war prior to 1941: "I don't think I took war that seriously"
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