Japanese Americans who had white American friends were lucky they would sign over their property and were able to get it back when they were released. For the majority they lost their property when it was sold for back taxes. A friend of mine used to tell me he disliked his uncle who bragged he got rich buying those japs property at auction. The government should have put the properties in some kind of protective management. Many Japanese farmers were allowed to keep farming as the products they grew were needed by the war effort. One of my grand uncles ended up in one of the camps. He ran a store in Oahu being Japanese it catered to Japanese customers as the population was mostly Japanese he was detained and sent to a camp in California without being able to notify his family after several months they released him turns out the only reason they detained him was his store sold Japanese magazines some political magazines. Anyway he was not a sympathizer and was released. My mom said he was a really good man helped people who couldn't really afford things like fridges washers and such by letting them make five dollar a month payments my mom says that's how they got their fridge and others in their neighborhood. I know one of the camps was preserved and possibly a second. Many of the 442 came from the camps while most of the 100 th came from Hawaii. Both had high casualty rates but were highly decorated for their actions against the enemy.