Would Hawaii Become “Little Japan”?

By 1922, the Japanese made up 42 percent of Hawaii’s population, compared to 13 percent Caucasians and 43 percent other races. The Japanese owned many general stores in Hawaii and were the majority in the plantation workforce. Their growing clout worried the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association.

Washington journalist Major HW Patton warned the the U.S. Congress that the Japanese will soon have “complete control and ownership and vast agricultural resources of these islands.”

Read more about it in “Hawaii Fast on Road to Be ‘Little Japan’ Maj. Patton Warns.”

“Hawaii Fast on Road to Be ‘Little Japan’ Maj. Patton Warns”
The Washington times, January 1, 1922, Page 3
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1922-01-01/ed-1/seq-15/

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