"Innocent Phone Call Branded Island Woman a Spy"
This Star Bulletin article from Dec. 5, 1957 describes an FBI wiretap of a telephone conversation on Dec. 5, 1941 between Dr. and Mrs. Motokazu Mori and a reporter from the Tokyo newspaper Yomiuri that was provided as evidence of spying activity. Army intelligence perceived suspicious military implications in the conversation about blooming flowers in Hawai‘i. Dr. and Mrs. Motokazu Mori were arrested on December 7, 1941 and interned for four years.
Source: "Innocent Phone Call Branded Island Woman a Spy," by Mark Waters
Publication: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Dec. 5, 1957
Page #: (unknown)
MLA citation: Waters, Mark. "Innocent Phone Call Branded Island Woman a Spy." Honolulu Star-Bulletin 5 Dec. 1957. The Untold Story: The Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i. Web. [date of access]