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George Takei
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Explain the significance in the Takeis being depicted decorating for Christmas as they hear the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. If this was a stylistic choice by the artists, why might they have made that choice?

Readers should recognize that this scene shows the Takeis living their lives like ordinary Americans, preparing for Christmas. Since Christmas is a Western holiday, it indicates that the family is culturally assimilated. It also shows that the family is a tight-knit group, and this idyllic scene juxtaposed with fighter jets and bombs on the opposite page creates an atmosphere of tension.

How did politicians fuel anti-Japanese sentiment in the public immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor? How did this sentiment lead to Executive Order 9066?

Readers should recall Takei's mention of both Attorney General of California Earl Warren and Mayor of Los Angeles Fletcher Bowron's inflammatory rhetoric declaring Japanese...

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