Film argues that Japanese Americans in Hawaii collaborated with Japanese Consul-General to provide intelligence information prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Animation illustrates the demographics of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii in 1924 and the few, who by 1933, had chosen to expatriate themselves from Japan under the Japanese Exclusion Act. Birthrates are illustrated, and numbers of Japanese registering children with the Japanese consulate retain Japanese citizenship. A dramatization shows a man acting as Uncle Sam and another as an American citizen. They discuss Japanese temples and language schools in Hawaii. The Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii. A Japanese man relays intelligence to a Japanese officer in the Japanese consulate. A Japanese family seated on the porch of a house. American ships in Pearl Harbor as seen from the house. Japanese children and woman as they look at American ships moving in Pearl Harbor. Shows how Japanese observers keep eyes on the activities in Pearl Harbor. A Japanese man talks with a Japanese officer in the consul. Japanese observers take pictures of American ships in Pearl Harbor.
Steamers underway at sea in Japan. The flag of Japan at steamer. Logo of Three Diamond Brand on steamer. Various countries signs on map. The map explains the data of cases of USA, Hawaii, Canada, England, Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and others countries for year of 1924-1927. Tins of 'Three Diamond, Fancy CrabMeat'. Tins of 'Icebond Brand, Selected CrabMeat' displayed. Three Diamond Brand of canned crab and logo of Three Diamond.
U.S. Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis visiting sites of interest in Hawaii. Rustic military Headquarters building displays sign, "Kilauea Military Camp." A car drives up and passengers step out to be greeted happily by women and children who have been waiting on the building porch. (Slate explains that this is a military rest camp a half mile from the Kilauea crater.) Camera pans across cabins occupied by military families. Some soldiers are seen having fun on the grounds. Camp visitors are seen looking across a crater at smoke rising from the active Mauna Loa volcano. View from behind of Secretary Davis conversing with the Superintendent, Richard T. Evans, of Kilauea National Park, as they both watch the steaming crater. A huge chunk of lava rock bearing a sign that reads: "8 tons, hurled over one mile high during eruption May, 1924." A slug of lava clinging to skeleton of a tree. Sign at base of tree reads: "Don't touch spatter on trees, Very Fragile."
A trip to Hawaii, United States. Passengers seated in a train that passes through a tunnel and over a high bridge along what would end up as part of the Hawaii Consolidated RR out of Hilo. (This line appears to be the one that ran along the northern shore of the "Big Island" to the west from Hilo.) Carabaos pull a plow in muddy water. A banana plantation.
Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Animated map depicts the location of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The crater of Kilauea filled with molten lava. Roads being made on cooled lava. Men jump over lava crack. Vapors rise from lava. A lake of molten rock. Men standing at the edge of lava. The molten lava is constantly boiling, Molten rock glow at night. View of Kilauea volcano.
A trip to Honolulu, Hawaii from San Francisco, California. Animated map depicts the location of Hawaii. A cruiser leaves San Francisco for Honolulu. A Hawaiian shore. A Honolulu harbor showing buildings and a crowd on a dock. Palm trees in Honolulu. Japanese people walk along a sidewalk. A Japanese tea store. A Japanese vegetable peddler walks.