Japanese Canadians

During World War II, approximately 21,000 Japanese Canadians, citizens and non-citizens alike, were removed from their homes in western British Columbia and placed in camps in the interior of the country. Able-bodied men, both Issei and Nisei, were separated from their families and sent to work in forests and on railroads and highways. Families were subsequently banished to remote mining ghost towns, sent to work on sugar beet farms, or permitted to resettle east of the Cascade Mountains where the government severely restricted their movements. Land, buildings, and other properties were seized without compensation and without the owners' permission. Japanese Canadians were forbidden from returning to the West Coast until 1949, four years after the war ended. In September 1988, the Canadian government formally apologized for the mass removal and incarceration and awarded individual compensation to all survivors.

Japanese Canadians (121)

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S.I. Hayakawa, Japanese Canadian exclusion and incarceration

121 items
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 96 (November 20, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-157)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 96 (November 20, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-157)
"Japanese May Soon Win Voting Rights in B.C., Reports Vancouver Scribe" (p. 1), "Masaoka Cites Vital Factors in Legislation" (p. 1), "U.S. GI Comes Home with Japan Bride" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 66 (September 12, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-53)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 66 (September 12, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-53)
"Citizenship Rights Restored to 4 Nisei Renunciants" (p.1), "ACLU Aide Lauds JACL-ADC Work" (p. 1), "What They Say About Canada's Quiz of Japanese Evacuation Losses" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 54 (August 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-41)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 54 (August 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-41)
"Senate Passes Over U.S. Evacuation Claims Bill" (p. 1), "Name Commissioner For B.C. Quiz" (p. 1), "U. of Nebraska Nisei Finds Bias Against Non-Whites Alarming" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 37 (April 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-105)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 37 (April 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-105)
"Acheson, Wirin Challenge Validity of Wartime Rider to Calif. Measure Denying Japanese Fishing License" (p. 1), "B.C. Regime to Lift Job Ban but No Franchise Reported Yet" (p. 1), "Gen. Clark and McCloy Endorse Judd's Naturalization Measure" (p. 5), "State Department Opens Way for Boom in Asia" (p. 5).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 27 (April 11,1947) (ddr-densho-229-13)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 27 (April 11,1947) (ddr-densho-229-13)
"Presidio School Graduates 28, Smallest in History of MISLS" (p. 1), "MP's Return from Easter Holidays, Ponder Canada's Omnibus Bill" (p. 1) "Vets Open Tavern on Jackson St." (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 59 (July 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-226)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 59 (July 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-226)
"This is Mike Masaoka's Testimony at Senate Hearings on ENI Bill" (p. 1), "B.C. Evacuation Will be Aired" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 76 (October 17, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-63)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 76 (October 17, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-63)
"First Nisei War Dead to Arrive Late in 1948, JACL is Informed" (p. 1), "Canadian Property Owners Agree to Evacuation Loss Terms" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 93 (November 10, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-154)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 93 (November 10, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-154)
"Board to Hear All Claims" (p. 1), "Two Seattle Nisei War Dead To Be Laid to Rest Nov. 20. Thirteen More Due in U.S." (p.1), "Claims Queries and Replies" (p. 2)
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 5 (January 13, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-79)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 5 (January 13, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-79)
"Alien Property Office Gives Further Data on Recovery of Pre-War Bank Deposits" (p. 1), "Canadian Japanese Losses May Hit $400,000, Winnipeg Reports" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 53 (July 2, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-220)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 53 (July 2, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-220)
"Poetess Depicts Mass Evacuation of B.C. Japanese" (p. 1), "Otoshi Describes Experiences at Evergreen Boys' State" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 9 (January 24, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-81)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 9 (January 24, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-81)
"Canadians Citizens Schedule Second Parley in Winnipeg; Dates Slated March 26-28" (p. 1), "Data on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Oyama Case" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 25 (April 4, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-11)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 25 (April 4, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-11)
"Japan Pushes Tourist Plan for 1948, 1949" (p. 1), "Vancouver CLU Opposes Curbs Against Japanese Canadians" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 50 (June 22, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-217)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 50 (June 22, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-217)
"Canadian Citizens Protest Court's Upholding Ruling on Restrictive Covenant" (p. 1), "Campaign to Enlist 1,000 Members for Urban League Begins Here" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 9 (January 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-176)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 9 (January 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-176)
"Japanese Canadian Worker Fights for Claims on Loss Suffered Through Ship Sale" (p. 1), "JACL Seeks Quota of 200 New Members" (p. 1), "Claims Filing Reported Slow" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 18 (March 2, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-185)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 18 (March 2, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-185)
"House Passes Judd's ENI Measure" (p. 1), "A Few More Queries, Replies on Evacuation Claims Law" (p. 1), "B.C. Japanese Count Days as March 31, 1949, Nears; Federal Curbs End Then" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 39 (June 6, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-27)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 39 (June 6, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-27)
"Many Alaska Salmon Industry Workers Sought" (p. 1), "Report Cites B.C. Removal of Japanese" (p. 1), "Okada and Satow Will Speak Here Monday Night in Buddhist Church; Report on Claims Board Bill" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 82 (November 7, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-69)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 82 (November 7, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-69)
"Portland, Seattle Ready to Greet ADC Chieftain" (p. 1), "Canadians to Consider Civil Rights Measure" (p. 1), "Newsman Learns Japanese Hope for U.S.-Soviet War" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 73 (October 7, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-60)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 73 (October 7, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-60)
"Canada Releases Claims Data" (p. 1), "Believes JACL Could Aid Nisei Left in Japan" (p. 1), "Jackson Street Area Chest Workers Selected; Allasina, Principal of Bailey Gatzert, Heads New Army" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 60 (July 27, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-227)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 60 (July 27, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-227)
"Canada Japanese to Get Bonus" (p. 1), "Ex-Seattleite in Tokyo Reports on Japanese Repats from USSR" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 94 (November 13, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-155)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 94 (November 13, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-155)
"Trends Show B.C. Resettlers Intend to Stay Put in East; Population Increase Cited" (p. 1), "National JACL-ADC Mails First of Series of Papers Designed to Aid Claimants" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 59 (August 19, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-46)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 59 (August 19, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-46)
"Japanese Canadians Slate Parley in Toronto" (p. 1), "JACL Should Help Nisei Businesses Instead of Lobbying in Capitol, Says Dr. Kunitomo in Visit Here" (p. 1), "Court Stands Pat on Ruling: Release U.S. Renunciants" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 23 (March 19, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-190)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 23 (March 19, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-190)
"Franchise for B.C. Japanese Urged in Wismer Amendment" (p. 1), "Cites Hardships Due to Ruling" (p. 1), "Joint Rites Set for March 26 to Salute 7 Nisei War Dead; Services to be in Bukkyo-Kai" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 80 (October 7, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-248)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 80 (October 7, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-248)
"Canadian Japanese Unit Submits Eight-Point Proposal Calling for More Funds for Wartime Evacuees" (p. 1), "Memorial Monument in Rose City will Salute 14 Nisei GI War Dead; Dedication Rites to be Oct. 30" (p. 1), "M. Masaoka is "Nisei of Year' at JACL Confab" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 22 (March 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-189)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 22 (March 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-189)
"ADC Releases More Queries, Replies in Regard to Your Evacuation Claims Measure" (p. 1), "Amendment Seeks to Rid Vote Bias" (p. 1), "Chicago, Washington Hold Final Rites for Two More Nisei Combat War Heroes" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 30 (April 3, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-99)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 30 (April 3, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-99)
"Canada Curbs on Japanese to Continue" (p. 1), "House Gets Few More Measures to Aid 3 Japanese Aliens" (p. 1), "Judd Urges Quick Amendment on Naturalization Bills" (p. 4).
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