Paw'd Defiance

We Hereby Refuse

May 07, 2021 Historian and author Tamiko Nimura Season 1 Episode 76
Paw'd Defiance
We Hereby Refuse
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Paw'd Defiance
We Hereby Refuse
May 07, 2021 Season 1 Episode 76
Historian and author Tamiko Nimura

There's a persistent myth that Japanese Americans willingly went along with the U.S. government policy during World War II. Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura's new graphic novel "We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration" tells the real-life stories of Japanese Americans who pushed back against forced removal and relocation. In this episode, Nimura talks about how anti-Japanese sentiment started long before Pearl Harbor was bombed. Nimura also discusses the role of the Japanese American Citizens League in directing U.S. policy as well as the little known Supreme Court case that helped close down interment camps. 

Show Notes

There's a persistent myth that Japanese Americans willingly went along with the U.S. government policy during World War II. Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura's new graphic novel "We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration" tells the real-life stories of Japanese Americans who pushed back against forced removal and relocation. In this episode, Nimura talks about how anti-Japanese sentiment started long before Pearl Harbor was bombed. Nimura also discusses the role of the Japanese American Citizens League in directing U.S. policy as well as the little known Supreme Court case that helped close down interment camps.