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Submitted by Caleb (United States), May 9, 2010 at 07:50

That fact? The Hawaiian Japanese were never subject to internment though one would think that if the fear of invasion or more attacks aided by a Nisei fifth column had any validity it would be in that U.S. Territory. But in America money talks. The business interests who ran the Hawaiian Islands needed their largely Japanese labor force to be out canning fish and picking pineapples, not sitting idle behind barbed wire. So much for national security!

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