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Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Collection
Title: Mitsu Ito Interview
Narrator: Mitsu Ito
Interviewer: Mary Ito
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: March 23, 2005
Densho ID: denshovh-imitsu-01-0019

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Mary I: Just, and one last question, what are your feelings about being Japanese Canadian after everything you've been through now in Canada and in Japan? How do you feel about being a Japanese Canadian today?

Mitsu I: Well, I think Japanese Canadian is good for Japanese companies that want to come into Canada to sell their goods. They're lucky to have Japanese Canadians as a go-between, that would introduce them to different Canadian companies: government, big business people. I think if they work together, I think, it would help both Japan and Canada.

Mary I: What do you think that the Japanese population in Canada, what have they added to this country? What difference have Japanese people made here in Canada?

Mitsu I: Well, I think Japanese, they're well-educated, and I think they do a lot of good things for Japan, or introduce Japanese customs and things like that, and then the Canadians would learn about Japan. I think it's really good for Japanese Canadians. I think that's about it.

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