U.S. At War: The Stranger Within Our Gates

Who was a friend, who was a foe? In Hawaii no one could be sure of the answer. Probably most of the Islands' 150,000 Japanese were loyal; perhaps, again, they were not. Last week Hawaii again suffered from the white man's old shortcoming—of not being able to tell one yellow man from another, nor-the loyal from the disloyal. It was an overwhelming problem. For the Japs were everywhere—behind shop counters in Honolulu, serving as gardeners on almost every island, cutting cane on all plantations, fishing off the coasts. Many of them were working on defense projects, many, as members of the...

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