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Lon Kurashige

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824855765

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824855765.001.0001

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Kilsoo Haan, American Intelligence, and the Anticipated Japanese Invasion of California, 1931–1943

Kilsoo Haan, American Intelligence, and the Anticipated Japanese Invasion of California, 1931–1943

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(p.146) 9 Kilsoo Haan, American Intelligence, and the Anticipated Japanese Invasion of California, 1931–1943
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Pacific America
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Brian Masaru Hayashi

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824855765.003.0010

To what extent did U.S. intelligence believe that Imperial Japanese forces would invade the West Coast, an idea that many believe was responsible for the alleged atmosphere of wartime hysteria that led to mass confinement of West Coast Japanese Americans? Based on unused archival materials, this article shows that these agencies dismissed the idea of an impending Japanese invasion, shown by their negative reaction to Korean nationalist Kilsoo Haan’s “Yellow Peril” prediction of a Japanese invasion of California in 1943. It also demonstrates that assumptions about Yellow Peril ideas require more nuanced analysis, for they were not universally accepted or as widespread as often believed. The chapter concludes with observations on Kilsoo Haan, U.S. intelligence, and Japanese American internment.

Keywords:   Kilsoo Haan, military intelligence, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Office of Strategic Services (OSS), US state department, Yellow Peril, Japanese Americans, anti-Japanese movement, Japanese American internment

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