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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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121 items
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 37 (May 7, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-204)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 37 (May 7, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-204)
"Japanese Canadians Will Use Their Provincial Franchise on June 15, Day of B.C. Election" (p. 1), "Washington State CIO Council Backs Local 7 in Fight against AFL Unit in Cannery Dispute" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 68 (September 19, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-55)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 68 (September 19, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-55)
"Asks for Unity on Bainbridge in Hall Issue" (p. 1), "Canada Ends Voluntary "Repatriation' of Japanese at Government Expense" (p. 1), "Backs Americanism Body's Action" (p. 1), "LARA Reports Relief Aid to Needy Japan" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 45 (June 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-33)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 45 (June 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-33)
"International Body Ousts Local 7 Officers" (p. 1), "Urges Board to Sift Loss in Evacuation" (p. 1), "Death of Race Ties Unit of NHA Set for Monday, June 30; Lack of Funds Forces Move, Aide Says" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 41 (May 21, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-208)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 41 (May 21, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-208)
"B.C. Union Resolves Not to Oppose to Japanese Getting Fish Licenses" (p. 1), "Local Community Will Pay Tribute to GI Dead May 30" (p. 1),
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 70 (September 26, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-57)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 70 (September 26, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-57)
"Canadian Minister of Justice Ilsley Discloses Broadening of Terms of Reference on Japanese Evacuee Claims" (p. 1), "VFW Assists Vets Seeking Claims Data" (p. 1), "ADC to Enter Cases Linking Covenant Club" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 20 (February 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-91)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 20 (February 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-91)
"Ten Sit-Down Strikers Determined to Squat in Former RAF Quarters in Moose Jaw Until March 31" (p. 1), "I.A.M. Awaits End of Alaska Worker Issue" (p. 1), "824 Yankees Wed Japanese Through Jan. 1" (p. 2), "ADC Aide Assured Backing of West Virginia Leaders" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 49 (June 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-216)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 49 (June 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-216)
"Civil Rights Members Ask Introduction of Measure to Defeat Bias Practices" (p. 1), "Rites, Burial for Two War Dead from Area to be Held June 25" (p. 1) "Local CIO Tells Nisei Not to Sit on Fence in Matter of Picking Cannery Union" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 56 (July 13, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-223)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 56 (July 13, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-223)
"B.C. Fishermen Disapprove of Biased Action" (p. 1), "Talks on ENI to be Heard" (p. 1), "Schmoe, Rev. Andrews to Leave this Week for Hiroshima City" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 56 (August 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-43)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 56 (August 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-43)
"Ex-Navy Officer Wires Governor in Montana for Permission to Wed Japanese Girl in Tokyo" (p. 1), "Protest Canada's Program to Deal with Japanese Evacuation Losses" (p. 1), "Emperor's Gold Fish Unimportant, No Longer Under Law in Japan" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 61 (July 30, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-228)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 61 (July 30, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-228)
"130 Strandees Ask Re-Entry, JCCA Reports" (p. 1), "Justice Department Unit Aide Outlines How Its L.A. Office Will Process the Claims" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 33 (May 2, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-19)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 33 (May 2, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-19)
"Housing Shortage Hits Buyers in Japan" (p. 1), "Two Receive Commissions at Presidio" (p. 1) "A Sample of Anti-Japanese Trite" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 31 (September 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-37)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 31 (September 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-37)
Selected article titles: "Supervisor Thomas: Circulation of Written Matter Must Be Approved" (pp. 1-2), "Canada Nisei Nearly Mobbed" (p. 1), and "New Teachers Supplement School Staff" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 12 (September 19, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 12 (September 19, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-37)
Selected article titles: "Dean Speaks at Tri-District: Seek 'Redress' for Evacuees" (p. 1), "Manuscript of Canada Nikkei History Written" (pp. 1, 3), "House Repeals E.O. 9066" (p. 1), and "Guest Column: Women in Japan" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 14 (April 11, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 14 (April 11, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-14)
Selected article titles: "To the Point: Goals and Programs" (p. 1), "WW2 Internment Camp at Crystal City for Nikkei May Be Texas Landmark" (p. 1), "First Canadian Japanese History in English by Dr. Shimpo Due in Summer" (p. 1), and "National Dialogue: Developing Leaders" (pp. 1-2).
Kimi Wakabayashi Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1006-3-4)
vh Kimi Wakabayashi Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1006-3-4)
Adjusting to life in Canada

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1006-2-1)
vh Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1006-2-1)
Growing up in British Columbia, Canada

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kimi Wakabayashi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1006-3-3)
vh Kimi Wakabayashi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1006-3-3)
Immigrating to Canada, initially feeling "kind of lonesome"

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1006-2-9)
vh Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1006-2-9)
Deciding to move east after leaving Tashme

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1006-2-8)
vh Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1006-2-8)
Description of living conditions in Tashme

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1006-2-7)
vh Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1006-2-7)
Memories of removal to Hastings Park and Tashme

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1006-4-14)
vh Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1006-4-14)
Japanese wartime situation; dealing with Japanese government propaganda

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1006-4-4)
vh Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1006-4-4)
Parents' early farm in Mission: sponsoring workers from Japan

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1006-4-22)
vh Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1006-4-22)
Deciding to return to Canada

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1006-4-16)
vh Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1006-4-16)
Feelings as a Japanese Canadian serving in the Japanese navy

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1006-4-23)
vh Bill Hashizume Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1006-4-23)
Thoughts on identity as a Japanese Canadian who lived in Japan

This interview was conducted by the JC Legacy Project, a project of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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