Hayakawa & Japanese American Internment

About This Item

KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 11th 1979 featuring brief scenes from an interview about the Japanese American internment during World War II, in which a man states his belief that: "I don't think that Senator Hayakawa really understands what the experience was all about because at the time of what was often called the 'evacuation' in 1942, he was a Canadian citizen living in Chicago. He didn't experience the evacuation and he wasn't incarcerated. So I don't think that he really has an understanding of that whole experience."

Originally aired on
Date aired
Recording medium
16mm color co-magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Type of material
archival newsfilm
KPIX 143742

Related Items


Many falsified facts re FDR's exec order 9066 making our west coast a "red zone" (exclusion war zone) for the duration of WWII. Internment has been misused, in that it applied only to German, Japanese and Italian "enemy aliens with charges". (They became "enemy aliens" after Dec 8, '41). Resident aliens in 4 Pacific coast states went to various "Relocation Centers" unless they signed an oath of "non-interference" and went to one of the non-affected 44 states. 

What BS.... Hayakawa was never involved in the evacuation/imprisonment, so he knows nothing about it.       However, in same video, you have Dan Innoye giving HIS opinion.  Don't you know he too was never in in one either(as were thousands of US Japs?.).............very picky,picky-----and extremily one-sided.

Add comment