"If there were no war, there would be no Internment Camps." - Takeo Kaneshiro, Author
Japanese Internment Camps were the reaction to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. On December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack was a preventative action by the Japanese that was intended to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with the actions of the Empire of Japan during WWII.
"The Japanese-American War started from the anti-Japanese Exclusion Laws of 1924 (the anti-Japanese immigration law). This is a rebellious war because Americans insulted the Japanese too much. If Americans acted a little more gentlemanly, this war could have been prevented." - Dr. George Winfield Scott
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, civilians and military officials had concerns about Japanese loyalty toward the United States. The attack on Pearl Harbor led some to suspect that Japan was intending an attack on the West Coast of the United States. Both the United States government and much of the public feared that Japanese Americans would commit acts of sabotage in the Unites States to undermine the United States war effort and assist the war efforts of Japan. Anti-Japanese paranoia increased because of high Japanese presence in the West Coast.
"During WWII the Constitution favored racism over civil rights under the disguise of national defense." - Takeo Kaneshiro, Author