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The Resource Hideo Okamoto : exchange prisoner and War Plan Orange, Claude Morita

Hideo Okamoto : exchange prisoner and War Plan Orange, Claude Morita

Label
Hideo Okamoto : exchange prisoner and War Plan Orange
Title
Hideo Okamoto
Title remainder
exchange prisoner and War Plan Orange
Statement of responsibility
Claude Morita
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Claude Morita's research of declassified materials int he National Archives in Washington, DC, convinced him that the United States planning for war against Japan began in about 1898. He examined the top-secret offensive strategy developed by the US government, named War Plan Orange, tracing its origins in the late 1890s through the interwar years to 1941. Morita shows that what was initially a strategic policy became a racist one aimed at anyone of Japanese ancestry, and uses as an example the life experiences of one individual, Hideo Okamoto. Born in Yokohama in 1892, Okamoto traveled to San Francisco in 1903, where he joined his father and older brother. He immersed in his new surroundings, played baseball, attended a Japanese-only high school, and then went to junior college, graduating as a business major. Okamoto moved to New York City and established his own company, which later went bankrupt at the start of the Great Depression. He quickly found employment with a Japanese import-export company. On December 7, 1941, he was on a business trip in Miami when FBI agents arrested him as an enemy alien. He was jailed and sent to a US concentration camp, despite having been a law-abiding resident for almost forty years. Okamoto was arbitrarily selected and traded as part of the first exchange of "prisoners of war" with Japan. He lost all his personal property and was forced to live out his life in Japan. While Okamoto did not express anger at these injustices, his biographer recounts a story that deserves to be met by outrage as well as remembrance
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
HU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morita, Claude
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Okamoto, Hideo
  • Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
  • Evacuation of civilians (1939-1945 : World War)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Japanese Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese Americans
  • Refoulement
  • Japan
  • United States
Label
Hideo Okamoto : exchange prisoner and War Plan Orange, Claude Morita
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Preface. Introduction -- Hope and aspirations -- A businessman in New York City -- Betrayal -- Hideo Okamoto: returning to Japan and the Kanyo character. Supplemental information : how to find documents in the National Archives -- Biographic information on Hideo Okamoto -- Dictionary definition of Kanyo -- Kanyosei is common knowledge in Japan. Appendices : Joint Army Navy Board no.355 paper authorizing American bombing raids against Japan -- Tokyo Club syndicate -- Crystal City registry Japanese family list February 11, 1945 -- Photos -- Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan Orange - 1924 version
Control code
1083153779
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780824881689
Lccn
2019000162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029041322
System control number
(OCoLC)1083153779
Label
Hideo Okamoto : exchange prisoner and War Plan Orange, Claude Morita
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Preface. Introduction -- Hope and aspirations -- A businessman in New York City -- Betrayal -- Hideo Okamoto: returning to Japan and the Kanyo character. Supplemental information : how to find documents in the National Archives -- Biographic information on Hideo Okamoto -- Dictionary definition of Kanyo -- Kanyosei is common knowledge in Japan. Appendices : Joint Army Navy Board no.355 paper authorizing American bombing raids against Japan -- Tokyo Club syndicate -- Crystal City registry Japanese family list February 11, 1945 -- Photos -- Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan Orange - 1924 version
Control code
1083153779
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780824881689
Lccn
2019000162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029041322
System control number
(OCoLC)1083153779

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