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Hawai'i

Memo from the office of John J. McCloy

Memo from the office of John J. McCloy to an unknown recipient regarding transfer of Hawaiian Kibei to Tule Lake. Author states that Kibei cannot be transferred due to lack of facilities and the fear that the Kibei will add to a growing militant section of internees. This would be ...
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Memo: "Evacuation of Japanese from Hawaii"

Memo from John McCloy to General Eisenhower giving reasons against incarcerating Hawaiian Japanese: lack of materials and shipping, labor shortage that would ensue, and possible tensions between mainland and Hawaiian Japanese. McCloy also worries about the legalities of evacuating Hawaiian Japanese. Suggests that General Emmons should be in charge of ...
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Testimony of Franklin Odo

Written testimony of Franklin Odo, Associate Professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
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Memo from J.R. Deane to John McCloy

Memo from J.R. Deane to John McCloy officially rescinding the previous order to evacuate Hawaiian Japanese to the mainland. This new order states that any person of Japanese ancestry "considered as potentially dangerous to national security" will be interned in Hawaii.
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Cross-racial relations

The Crisis article: "Negroes and Japanese Evacuees"


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Northwest Enterprise article: "The housing conditions confronting the negro occupants of Japanese hotels..."


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Northwest Enterprise article: "Race Men Replace Japanese Employees At Ranier Club"


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Violence

Bellingham Japanese Arming Themselves (September 10, 1907)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 10, 1907, p. 5
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Japanese Reports Stabbing by Filipino (March 18, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 18, 1942, p. 3
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Near Riot Results When Japanese Load Bark. Charles Nelson Company Has Trouble With Longshoremen at Tacoma Over Question of Putting Cargo Aboard. (June 16, 1916)

The Seattle Daily Times, June 16, 1916, p. 26
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