The day after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the world is reeling in shock, and the daughters of newspaper tycoon Keagan Hayes encounter its tumultuous aftermath on three different continents. Returning to Moscow after a stressful emergency visit to California, journalist Cameron Hayes hears the devastating news and knows it will mean war with Japan. Her sister Blair is caught in the Philippines during the attack. She had followed her estranged husband to his military assignment in the South Pacific in hopes of restoring their fractured marriage and has not been heard from since. In Los Angeles, youngest sister Jackie deepens her relationship with a Japanese friend in spite of fear-induced hatred toward Asians since the bombing.