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
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. 44, No. 15 (April 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 15 (April 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-15)
Select article titles: "CL renews Hawaii statehood plea: Far East aspect of U.S. foreign policy would be strengthened by admission" (p. 1); Canadian Nisei patato grower protest dumping of U.S. spud surplus in Canada" (p. 1); "100 Million in Japan by '64 May 'Blow off Roof'" (p. 2); "San Jose-Okayama become sister cities" (p. 2); "Jefferson ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-44)
Select article titles: "Col. Rasmussen recalls Gettysburg speech at Arlington rites for Nisei war dead" (p. 1); "Supreme court hears arguments on nishikawa citizenship case" (p. 1); "No need of mass evacuation in wartime in future, Myer says" (p. 3); Canadian Nisei protest filming of anti-Nisei film over upstate new York TV station by writing to ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
Select article titles: "'Red' smear over Hawaii statehood refuted by CL; anti-Nisei editorial in Oklahoma slammed by senator" (p. 1); "Anti-Japanese bigotry injected by Tulsa editorial fighting Hawaiian statehood" (p. 1); "House surveying Japanese Labor Program in Cal." (p. 1); "1st Nisei 'reported killed' in Korea very healthy, re-enlists for 6 years" (p. 1); "Sponsors seek ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 13 (March 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 13 (March 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-13)
Select article titles: "JACL seeks deletion of 'Fuzz Young' text, use of 'Japs' may bias children" (p. 1); "First Japanese PW Taken in WW2 Found Working For Car Firm" (p. 1); "Nat'l Campaign on Anti-Nisei TV-Films Opens" (p. 1); "Hearing dates for Hawaii statehood set in both Houses" (p. 1); San Francisco 'Nipponmachi' suffers light damage ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 22 (November 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 22 (November 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-48)
Select article titles: "Sacrifice of Nisei during bombing of Pearl Harbor told" (p. 1); "Immigration authorities guilty of discrimination in blood test rule" (p. 1); "Bloc voting in Hawaii sensed on mainland unseen by savant" (p. 2); "Canadian Nisei leaders challeneged by Japanese ambassador to cooperate in bettering friendly relations of nations" (p. 3); "Another $1/2 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No.10 (September 5, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No.10 (September 5, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-36)
Select article titles: "Snake River Valley potato farmers worry over 'no price" and Sansei" (p.1); "Job discrimination against Nisei going 'underground'" (p.3); "Historical account of Japanese Canadians in British Columbia set for Centennial" (p.8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 4 (July 25, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 4 (July 25, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-30)
Select article titles: "California hogging 'Nisei of Biennium' nominations" (p.1); "Canada senator referring to colleague in House as 'Chinaman' draws rebuke from prime minister, press and aroused citizens" (p.3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 11 (September 12, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 11 (September 12, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-37)
Select article titles: "Housing bias hits Minnesota Nisei, but public reaction comes to rescue" (p.1); "No school integration problem in Northwest, Seattleites welcome Hiroko from Kobe, Japan" (p.1); "Nisei in Canada in unique role to contribute to larger cultural pattern of their country" (p.3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 2 (January 11, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 2 (January 11, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-2)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: JACL Legislative Aim Reviewed as New 88th Congress Opens" (pp. 1-2), "Carnegie Foundation Endows $90,000 for Teaching Japanese in U.S. High Schools" (p. 1), "Issei History Unlike Nenkan" (p. 2), and "Judge Orders Stop to Recounting of Votes in Election Won by Nisei Canadian" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 5 (July 29, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 5 (July 29, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-30)
Select article titles: "History Project: Humorous Diary" (p. 1); "Five espoused for distinguished honors" (p. 1); "JCCA hails proposals to end Canadian immigration bars" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 10 (September 05,1969) (ddr-pc-41-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 10 (September 05,1969) (ddr-pc-41-36)
Select article titles: "16-day Japan Week in San Francisco Starts Today" (p. 1); "Insure American Dream" (p. 1); "N.Y. Asian Americans remember Hiroshima-Nagasaki Holocausts" (p. 3); "Youth Commission meeting productive" (p. 4); "Dr. Noguchi trial may be precedent for Canada Nisei" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Supplement to 1974 Holiday Issue (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Supplement to 1974 Holiday Issue (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-51)
Supplement to 1974 holiday issue. Selected article titles: "Issei as Technical Advisers to Japan" (pp. 1, 10), "'42 Hysteria Led to Concentration Camps" (pp. 1, 3), "U.S.-Canada Nikkei Alliance Urged" (pp. 1, 11), and "National Constitution Japanese American Citizens League" (pp. 8-9).
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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