Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Autumn E

In the first video put out by our government, I believe the message they were trying to convey is that they were taking good care of the Japanese American Evacuees. I think it gives a very accurate portrayal of the Japanese American population besides the fact they call their ancestors “Aliens”.  The video shows that the Japanese thought that this sacrifice was them doing their part in the war effort, It shows them wanting to have normal lives, start working, building schools, farms, homes, and overall becoming a civilization.

In the second video, In my opinion the message they are trying to convey is that people in our country were made to think that Japanese Americans should not be allowed back into our country because they were disloyal. I do not think that the portrayal of Japanese Americans is correct at all, because for more than 80 years Asian immigrants were viewed as “economic threats”, there were laws that effectively banned them from the country, and the Japanese population that made it to America still had the lingering resentment increased after Pearl Harbor. Internment camps were isolated in deserts with harsh weather, and armed with barbed wire fencing and guard towers, small one-room apartments with little privacy and constant surveillance.

I believe video 2 showed a more accurate representation of what actually went on in our country and how people of different descent were treated, As the war continued public opinions worsened against Japanese Americans. Only 35% of the country thought that they should be allowed to return home after the war was over which kept the camps open for 3 years. On December 17th, 1994 the government announced that Japanese American Evacuees could return home, when they returned home, their homes were looted and all of their possessions were gone. There weren’t many jobs so a lot of them became homeless, no government assistance was given to those trying to rebuild their lives. Overall, video 2 tells you the most about the truth and that they weren’t actually well taken care of.

Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Callie S

The United States perspective on the Japanese Internment was that they were helping
the Japanese and doing them a “big favor”. The US had claimed there were more Japanese in LA than anywhere else in the world. In the video the US also said that since the Japanese could watch our every move, we had to move them. They evacuated all Japanese from their “harsh critical locations” very quickly. While most of these Japanese people were US born citizens. This video does not portray the correct story of the Japanese Internment because of the lies of what the United States claimed to do.

The Japanese perspective was a lot different from the United States. The Japanese-
Americans just wanted a safe place to live/work in. 2 out of 3 native born Americans were banned because of their race. They were seen as economic threats and nothing good. FDR signed order 9066 which meant the US army can exclude any or all persons from an area.  Residents were forced to sell their belongings for little money. 33,000 Japanese still served in. the US army, but whenever they were home, all of their possessions were looted. Many. Japanese became homeless because of this. This video does portray the correct story of the. Japanese Internment because it showed the Japanese people’s side of the story and showed. what they actually went through.

I believe that the Japanese Americans side portrayed a better example of what
happened during the internment. I believe that because in the first video with the Americans telling their side of the story, it was all about helping in their eyes. In the second video with the Japanese’s side it shows what the Japanese-Americans experienced during the interment. It shows that the US “helping” was actually just demolishing their homes and everything they worked so hard for.

Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Alex L


The message the video conveys is the Japanese being required to move and put into camps.  The portrayal of Japanese they show in the video I believe is accurate because most of the Japanese were not full Japanese, their stuff was left behind and most of their houses were raided. Leaving them feeling poor and hopeless when they get back from the camps


The  message this video conveys is that the Japanese were hated after Pearl Harbor and putting them in camps. The portrayal of the Japanese was accurate because it showed pictures of them and where they were living even with little to no hope young Japanese still were joining the army and showed that after three years they were still alive.

I believe the second video portrays a more accurate representation of the Japanese at that time. It shows more images of where they lived in those camps and more about what shops they had and where they lived before they were put in camps.

Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Zack W.

The video shows that after the japenese attacked the the U.S. was worried about other japanese so they evacuated them to assembly centers. I dont believe that this is an accurate portrayal of japanese americans because, not evey japanese person is a part of the japanese army. the US was worried that the japanese fisherman were watching the boats and the farmers were watching the airfields. if the japanese were all a part of the war they wouldnt have cooperated as mush when they got sent to the evacuation center.

The second video shows more of what the people think about the japanese people after the war. after the war people didnt want the japanese to be let out in the country, only 35% of people supported the return of japanese americans. it took 3 years for the japanese americans to be released to their homes, when they got back to their homes they were looted and destroyed. the japanese americans werent able to get jobs so most of them became homeless.

i think the second video was more correct because it tells more about how the people feel about the japanese americans. the first video mostly talked about what they did in the evacuation center. the second video tells us more about after they get let out of the center.


Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Ameera W

     The message that the first video is trying to convey is when the Japanese come over to America for the first time and then will soon begin to build schools and other useful things. They enjoyed the freedom and were new to the land, the land was untouched and raw. I believe the Japanese -Americans are accurate in their portrayal of them, they are known to be respectful and hardworking, and loyal, just like how the japanese americans helped serve during world war 2, they helped build schools, teach/take care of children, they take care of the injured or sick. 

        For the second video, the japanese were able to help during the war, making camps and houses for them, the japanese were forced to sell their businesses, they lived in a one room place with little privacy and guards everywhere.  Young men came forth to join the military, nearly 33,000 Japanese-American soldiers.  One of the presidents made the japanese-americans able to live there for good. The video shows how the japanese were treated, they were treated like slaves at the beginning and soon later were not, people made it seem the japanese were weird or odd and not trustworthy. When they wanted to go back their homes were trashed and belongings gone and felt homeless.      

          I believe the second video shows more how they were treated and more accurate visions too. The Japanese were brought over to help with the war, and tons of families were made to work for them and lost their homes. They helped with the war, the women were teaching the children, they helped the ill and etc. they did a lot for this country but so little was reconsidered by others.

Japanese Interment Video Comparison by Jesse S

first it tells a acre-ct portry of Japanese amaracan . because they were living to close to milatary bases.  they also saw the movement of the ships. some needed to move away from the baces because there might be a milatary fight there. but they help out with moving everone out with ther house belongings .

It tells what happen after the war and what happen to there home all of them have benn stolen.  there what they built before for them self like farmes hospitals and scholl .

third it show so much more like where they are in the us some were close to shipyard were the build there militarily so they move away then they had to move to show what and how it did happen in movement the goverment paid for the whiole thing

Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Mason S

The general idea of the first video was talking about how Japanese-Americans
were relocated to camps. This was due to the fact that they were in the way of the US
Military. The US government built camps for them to live in. I think the video was trying to show how much the US cares about other countries, when in reality, they just wanted them out of the way. In the video, it also talks about how the Japanese-Americans left their shops and buildings abandoned to come to the US, how the Japanese-American fishermen were “watching” the boats, and that the Japanese-American farmers were watching the airfields. I don’t believe that the Japanese-Americans were watching our resources because the Japanese-Americans have frankly no reason to watch us. I also don’t think that it was right for the US government to relocate them because they were worried about them “watching” us.

The second video was about how the US relocated the Japanese-Americans
because they were being disloyal to the US. In the video, it said that immigrants were
viewed as economic threats. For that reason, US citizens banned new immigrants. The
US government established permanent camps, which held 120,000 Japanese
americans, 2/3 of them were native born. The US government forced them to sell their homes and belongings. The camp was surrounded by harsh weather, barbed wire, and watch towers. I think that this is very over the top. First of all, to make them abandon their life in America, and then to put them in a locked up, surveilled area is messed up. The “building” they lived in had one room with constant surveillance, one cot, one blanket, and a very small stove.

After watching both of the videos, the second video is more believable. The US
government is known to be able to do and say what they want, for all of the resources
they need. They also hide everything they do very well, making it easy to get away with the wrong things they do. In the first video, they claim that they gave them a nice place to live with job opportunities. It also mentions that they had to abandon their
buildings/belongings. In the second video, it tells us that they abandoned everything and were forced to move to the camps for being “disloyal” to the US.

Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Jamarkus M

The first video is the Japanese people being moved to the US. At first, the Japanese were located too close to naval bases. There was a fear of Japanese invasion. Japanese people had to move and fill out paper work. The government helped them and US army helped them and the Japanese cooperated. First video made it seem peaceful. It had happy music in the background and showed Japanese people exploring new land and it seemed like they were getting a good education and America wanted to help them stay healthy.

The second video also had peaceful music too but started by talking about how America didn’t want the Japanese. It said that they had to be in camps that were in small apartments. They didn’t have privacy. The weather was bad and it was surrounded by barbed wire. This video made it out like the Japanese did more on their own and that America did not like them. They were homeless once they were allowed out of the camp and the government didn’t help for 40 years.

I think it was more like the second video because people were still mad after the bombing. I think it was more violent and people’s homes did get robbed. I don’t think America really helped the Japanese people like the first video showed.

Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Savana H

When learning about what happened to the Japanese after the attack on
pearl harbor you will see two very different videos. One claiming what
happened after gave them a new fresh start. The second telling people about
the horrible conditions they had to endure. I believe the second video more.

In the first video, what seems to be an American civilian, casts blame on
all Japanese descent. He calls them “aliens”. He gives reasons as to why where
they live affects the army. He talks about relocating Japanese Americans,
removing the “disloyals”. “The “loyals” were happy to go.” He said, telling
the viewer that they were happy to leave all they had built up and grew.They
had their own houses and schools. Homes and shops were left empty,
abandoned. There belongs to big to take where left. He tells the viewer how
much better their life was. Church, good food, good teaching, nice houses, and
eventually their new places of work. The man expresses new found greatness
in the discrimination. Though he doesn’t quite explain it as that, that is what it
is. They moved the Japanese to a “better” place, because they are Japanese. I
think they displayed this video to show how much they “cared” about them,
when the truth is they did not necessarily want them around at all.

In the second video, the narrator explains that hundreds of thousands of
Japanese people were sent to camps under suspicion of disloyalty to the United
states. For more than 80 years, Asian immigrants were viewed as economic
threats. American civilians resented them and banned new immigrants. 10 permanent camps were established. These camps help over 120,000 Japanese
americans, ⅔ of those who were native born American citizens. They were
forced to sell their homes and belongings. Harsh weather, barbed wire, and
watch towers scattered the camps. They were given small one room
apartments with little to no privacy and constant surveillance. A small army
cot, blankets, and a small stove were all they owned. Some men joined the
military. The public still did not want a Japanese “home”, they thought they
should stay in the camps. When being allowed to go home, their houses were
robbed and work was sparse. This video shows the audience how bad treatment
really was, how horribly the Japanese were treated by americans.

Having some videos that try to persuade the audience to believe a better
story, and one that tells the solemn truth, learning about this can be a very
difficult situation. I truly think the second video is more truthful. They show
pictures and videos, they give plenty of details, (the living conditions and
supplies), and why would anyone exaggerate the horrible details the narrator
stated. This is why i believe the second video more than the first.

Japanese Internment Video Comparison by Sara D

In the first video put up by the US Government, the American Government thinks they will be disloyal so they have to move them. The Government says the Japanese are willing to do camp and they give reasons why.  

In the second video’s message was why the Japanese should not join the camps. They were given a small room apartment with little no privacy, a small army cot, blankets, and a small stove were all they own.

 I think the second video because it explains more of what will be there and etc