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One day S. I. Hayakawa was dismayed to learn that a large American fast-food chain had opened its one hundredth restaurant in Japan, his ancestral home. "It seems," Hayakawa declared, "a terrible price to pay for Pearl Harbor!"

[On November 29, 1941, the program for the annual Army-Navy football game boasted a shot of the Battleship Arizona with this caption: "It is significant that despite the claims of air enthusiasts no battleship has yet been sunk by bombs." Today one can visit the site (now a shrine) where the Arizona was sunk by Japanese bombers nine days later.]

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