ALIENS: Japanese Obsession

The Department of Justice ruled last week that Koreans need not register as enemy aliens. Austro-Hungarians and Hungarians are also exempt, but Koreans are a special case. About the only people who know Koreans in the U.S. are other Koreans. The U.S. knows little about them; it does not know, for example, that Koreans have the unique distinction of getting on Japanese nerves.

The Korean peninsula, thrusting down into the Yellow Sea to within 100 miles of Japan, is more than a Japanese problem. It is a Japanese obsession. With an older culture than the Japanese (whom they helped civilize), Koreans...

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