This sense of fear and uncertainty caused a wave of prejudice against Japamericans. Early in 1942, the War Department called for the mass evac. of all Japamerican from Hawaii. The military governor of Hawaii, resisted the order because 37 % of the people in Haw were Japamerican To remove them would have destroyed the islands’ economy and hindered U.S. military operations there. However, he was eventually forced to order the internment of 1,444 Americans, 1 % of Hawaii’s Japamerican population.