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Just Americans How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad

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H battalion and then shipped to Wisconsin for trainingThe book also describes the differences between the AJAs from Hawaii the Buddhaheads and the AJAs from the mainland the kotonks The two groups did not get along at all well at first They had rather different cultures that tended to clashThe book also talks about the no no s caused by the controversial uestions 27 and 28 on a uestionnaire and how they ended up at the Tule Lake internment camp There is also a discussion of the call for volunteers and how AJAs from Hawaii volunteered than did AJAs from the US which is not surprising considering they and their families were in internment campsMay 1943 Assistant Secretary of War McCloy says there is no longer any military necessity for the continued exclusion of all Japanese from the evacuated zone Still the internees were not free to return and were not wantedThe book points out that in the six months after Pearl Harbor Nazi subs sunk 185 ships off the Ea While I knew of the existence of the internment camps for Americans of Japanese decent I never knew the details behind this black chapter of our nation s history As such citizens living along the mainland s west coast were rounded up and forced into lock ups in godforsaken areas of the county leaving behind and losing everything they worked for and owned similar citizens living on the island of Hawaii were embraced as vital to the war effort simply because of the crucial roles they played within the Hawaiian workforce ie the US could never have waged war against Japan without them To add insult to injury the US military had no reservations about showing up at the internment camps with leave clearance forms for males willing to sacrifice their lives in military service This book tells the story of the segregated 442d Regimental Combat Team ultimately considered to be the most decorated US military unit in history Those few who returned home at the end of the war including Hawaii s future Senator Daniel Inouye found rampant discrimination against them even as decorated war veterans The author himself an American of Japanese descent draws parallels between the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack and the continuing mistreatment of Americans of Muslim faith after the World Trade Center attacks A continuing struggle over what it means to be an American The shocking facts made this not an easy book to read but one that every American of every ethnicity should pick up and familiarize themselves with 94054 I picked up this book because I wanted to read about the Japanese American fighting units in WW2 I had heard about them being the most decorated units in WW2 and recently finished Ken Burns s documentary on WW2 which featured them and included interview clips with the late Senator Daniel Inouye who was part of it And just last month I spent two days at the WW2 Museum in New Orleans and saw them mentioned So when I saw this book at my library I grabbed it While it does touch on the military exploits of the unit This book is very good It tells the story of how the US placed the Japaneses Americans frrom the West Coast in internment camps The Japanese americans from the Islands weren t The Military or the FBI didn t want them enterned for verious reasons FDR s cronies on the west coast didThis also a story of how the Japanese from
Hawaii And The Mainlans 
and the mainlans t get along at first They did bond together to become one of the most decorated units of WW 2 Wow This is one of the best books that I have read IN A VERY LONG TIME WHILE a very long time While families were put into camps and denied basic human rights the men of the 100th Battalion and the 442 Regimental Combat Team fought for the US in Italy and France Their heroism can best be summed up from the book itselfIn less than two ears of World War II the 442nd had participated in seven major campaigns in Italy and France received seven Pres Not Japanese Americans not Asian Americans not Americans of Japanese descent just Ame. Or its ties to a foreign country A worldwide conflict tests our resolve in combat abroad and our commitment ,

RicansMr Ravina presents this as the answer to the uestion How did those that chose America as their home but had ancestral ties to America s World War II enemy of Japan want to be considered Unfortunately many of their elected leaders and neighbors did not see them as just Americans and the results were disturbingly different for this population than those with ties to America s other two World War II opponents Germany and ItalyThe author takes the reader through the initial reasoning and drive for exclusion zones relocation and internment policies that affected 110000 Japanese Americans He reveals that policies had much to do with political expedience than military necessity and that tacit approval of those that condoned racism as an expression of patriotism was commonMr Ravina explores the contradiction in government policy as it was applied to Japanese Americans in Hawaii close to the war zone but part of a majority ethnic Japanese population versus how it was applied to areas far from any battle where ethnic Japanese populations made up a tiny minority He explains the catch 22 of Japanese aliens being denied citizenship due to Japanese exclusion laws of the early 20th century resulting in the conclusion that their unwillingness to assimilate was evidence of potential disloyalty The stories of Japanese Americans from many walks of life are told Ones that involve uprooted families loss of homes and livelihoods coercion imprisonment and loyalty tests In spite of these factors it is also a story of patriotism pride in being an American belief in democracy and a willingness to fight and die to preserve the country in which some were born and others chose to be their home Mr Ravina covers the recruitment training and deployment of the US Army s segregated Japanese American units that fought in the ETO the 100th Battalion and 442nd RCT I ll admit that this book has special relevance to me In chapter 5 there is a mention of an attack on Hill A near Bruyeres France B Company fought continuously throughout the day took five prisoners but suffered one KIA The one KIA was Staff Sergeant Tomosu Hirahara my wife s great uncle His body was laid to rest not far from where he fell in battle in the Epinal American CemeteryThe stories of many other heroic soldiers are also told including that of late Senator Daniel Inouye who lost an arm in Combat There Is Also Good There is also good of the costly rescue of the lost battalion in France the recognition these units received from their commanders resulting in a high number of Presidential Unit Citations and the re evaluation after the war of medal applications that may have been tainted by prejudice The result of this re evaluation led to a number being upgraded to higher honors including the Congressional Medal of Honor for Senator Inouye and othersThis book is a great overview of the plight of Japanese Americans during World War II but not an exhaustive account of any one topic so further reading would be recommended The author is angry for us I think he could have let the facts speak for themselves If Auksaviriai I d you don t get that these acts were despicable then tellingou won t likely help I was concerned about the political slant of this book when I saw the two celebrity blurbs at the start both of them bland meaningless BS pap about how I saw the two celebrity blurbs at the start both of them bland meaningless BS pap about how are all Americans regardless of color creed national origin etc Well that was not true in 1941 because the Japanese Americans
Were Rounded Up And 
rounded up and in concentration camps solely based on national origin view spoiler The two celebrities cited didn t make sense 1 Harold Ickes who was Secretary of the Interior and owner of the War Relocation Authority in 1944 supposedly he was a secret opponent of the Japanese American roundup based on a diary entry Somehow he didn t translate that into action like maybe resigning in protest And 2 Sen Obama WTF did he have to do with any of this Exactly nothing so why was he cited Who the hell knows hide spoiler. O justice euality and liberty at homeListen to Just Americans on our smartphone notebook or desktop computer. An important read to better understand our legacy our present and our future It should be remembered that just last ear the Supreme Court rebuked its 1944 decision finding the internment of Korematsu lawful as military necessityKorematsu was gravely wrong the day it was decided has been overruled in the court of history and to be clear has no place in law under the Constitution This account of the bravery court of history and to be clear has no place in law under the Constitution This account of the bravery the 100th442d in Italy and France as well as the travesty of doing so while 120000 of their fellow AMERICAN citizens and family members were stripped of their property homes and businessesIt s not enough to know just snippets of this history It is important that we take the time for the long read and the deep look This book goes a long way towards that This is a very informative account of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII At a time when we were at war with Italy and Germany too only Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and businesses behind and live in makeshift barracks losing everything they owned I loved the fact that they were striving so hard to be known as Just Americans not Japanese Americans They were proud of their culture and heritage and didn t feel that was threatened by dropping Japanese from the way they referred to themselves How I wish all Americans felt the same way My only disappointment is that Just Americans is written in a documentary style and I was looking for a personal first hand account In October 1944 there were four companies of a Texas Division of soldiers who were stranded in eastern France behind enemy lines They were without reinforcements or supplies but they ended up being rescued by the 442nd Regimental Combat Team which was composed of Nisei men of Japanese ancestryThe 442nd had participated in seven major campaigns in Italy and France received seven Presidential Distinguished Unit citations and suffered 9486 casualties and was awarded 18143 individual decorations all within a period of less than two Interviewing Users yearsTheir motto was Go For Broke More than 22500 Japanese Americans served in the Army in WWII 18000 of them in segregated units most of the rest used in the Pacific theater as translatorsKeep in mind though that this was at a time when many of their families were being kept behind barbed wire in internment camps on the US mainland The people had not been charged with any crimeet their rights were taken away from them and they were basically treated like criminalsOnce Pearl Harbor was attacked things changed radically for the persons of Japanese ancestry in Hawaii but not as radically as those who lived on the West Coast Lt Gen Delos Emmons the military commander of the islands considered evacuation and relocation of the persons of Japanese ancestry living in Hawaii but instead of making a uick decision he talked to others and realized that evacuation and relocation wasn t necessary or practicalThe main thing was that the persons of Japanese ancestry in Hawaii were integrated into the American culture than were those living on the West Coast The reason for that deals mainly with prejudice the AJA Americans of Japanese Ancestry who lived in Hawaii did not have to deal with anywhere near the level of prejudice those on the West Coast did The AJAs in Hawaii formed about a third of the population and they were major factors in the economics of Hawaii The AJAs on the West Coast though had been disliked and hated for ears they white farmers were jealous of how Successful The AJA Farmers Were the AJA farmers were the so called community leaders often took strong anti AJA stands along with the newspapersSo the AJAs on the West Coast were never really given a chance to fully integrate into the larger American society while those in Hawaii were able toOn May 28 1942 Emmons was ordered to reorganize Japanese American soldiers into the 298th and 299th provisional battalions The groups a week later had sailed to San Francisco where they were then called the 100t. A sneak attack by an enemy power leaves thousands of Americans dead A minority group in America is harassed ,


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    PDF READ [Just Americans How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad] This book is very good It tells the story of how the US placed the Japaneses Americans frrom the West Coast in internment camps The Japanese americans from the Islands weren't The Military or the FBI didn't want them enterned for verious reasons FDR's cronies on the west coast didThis also a story of how the Japanese from Hawaii and the mainlans didn't get along at first They did bond together to become one of

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    review Just Americans How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad Robert Asahina ´ 9 review Read Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Robert Asahina While I knew of the existence of the internment camps for Americans of Japanese decent I never knew the details behind this black chapter of our nation's history As such citizens living along the mainland's west coast were

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    PDF READ [Just Americans How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad] In October 1944 there were four companies of a Texas Division of soldiers who were stranded in eastern France behind enemy lines They were without reinforcements or supplies but they ended up being rescued by the 442nd Regimental Combat Team which was composed of Nisei men of Japanese ancestryThe 442nd “had participated in seven major campaigns in Italy and France received seven Presidential Distinguished Un

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    Read Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Robert Asahina Robert Asahina ´ 9 review review Just Americans How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad This is a very informative account of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII At a time when we were at war with Italy and Germany too only Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and businesses behind and live in makeshift

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