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Hawaii at the Crossroads of the U.S. and Japan before the Pacific War

Jon Thares Davidann


This book tells the story of Hawai‘i's role in the emergence of Japanese cultural and political internationalism during the interwar period. Following World War I, Japan became an important global power and Hawai‘i Japanese represented its largest and most significant emigrant group. During the 1920s and 1930s, Hawai‘i's Japanese American population provided Japan with a welcome opportunity to expand its international and intercultural contacts. This book explores U.S.–Japanese conflict and cooperation in Hawai‘i—the crossroads of relations between the two countries prior to the Pacific War. F ... More

Keywords: Hawai‘i, Japanese internationalism, interwar period, Japanese American, Pearl Harbor, Pacific War, Japanese emigrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832254
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Thares Davidann, editor
Hawai'i Pacific University