Reflections of Honor: The Untold Story of a Nisei Spy
Arthur Komori, a Nisei from Hawai‘i, was one of two Japanese Americans recruited to the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) to pose as a Japanese sympathizer and spy on Japan’s activities in Manila in the months leading up to World War II. When the war started, Komori served his country as a translator and undercover agent both on the front lines and behind the scenes in General MacArthur’s headquarters, even while over 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned in relocation camps back home. Komori recorded his story in journals, reports, and even poetry. This long overdue account of a decorated Military Intelligence Hall of Fame inductee tells about an important chapter in the history of Japanese Americans during World War II.