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Hawaii Five-O airs special episode on incarceration of Japanese Americans tonight

Daniel Dae KimThe much anticipated episode of Hawaii Five-O focused on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II airs tonight on CBS at 9 pm ET/PT & 8 pm Central time.

Gil Asakawa, who writes the blog Nikkei View, wrote a good preview of the show which was also published in the Huffington Post.

The episode begins at a remembrance ceremony on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor when a Japanese American is stopped from shooting a decorated veteran he accuses of murdering his father and stealing a family heirloom  while working as a guard in one of the five incarceration camps on the Island.

Through a series of flashbacks, we get a glimpse of life behind barbed wire at Honouliuli which held 1,400 Japanese American prisoners.

The episode goes through a number of twist and turns as the Five-O team sets out to investigate that murder at Honouliuli.

Racial hatred at the time, even on the Island paradise, is clearly evident.

It’s an episode that shouldn’t be missed.

You can read also about tonight’s revelation in Daniel Dae Kim’s character, Chin Ho Kelly, in the Huffington Post.

You can watch the brief preview below.

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