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Were Japanese residents of Hawaii put internment camps during World War 2?

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January 21, 2010 12:16AM

"Over the course of the war, a total of 1,875 Hawaii residents of Japanese ancestry were removed and interned on the mainland."

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Daniel Kahikina Akaka. AKAKA APPLAUDS GORE INITIATIVE TO PRESERVE WORLD WAR II-ERA JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT SITES. 9 Feb. 2000. 4 Dec. 2007 http://akaka.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=pressreleases.home&month=2&year=2000&release_id=596.

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Actually, quite alot of the Japanese-American population lived in Hawaii. So they couldn't put them all in internment, because the state's economy would fail. And since many Japanese people did live there, there was much less prejudice. Not to mention their military officer of Hawaii did not agree with the rest of America's view on Japanese-Americans.