Densho Digital Archive
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Collection
Title: Shizuko Kadoguchi Interview
Narrator: Shizuko Kadoguchi
Interviewer: Peter Wakayama
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: February 15, 2005
Densho ID: denshovh-kshizuko-01-0020

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PW: When the redress came up, what was Bob's opinion of the redress situation when it came up?

SK: First he wasn't go with it. But he didn't against or anything, but, "It's not my place to go out to do," he said he'd let the younger ones to do. But when we had redress money, we went to see the sakura in Japan.


PW: What about... what did, what did you think about it?

SK: I don't... you know, lots of people complain that, like a ghost town or where we were taken to the, for instance, I was in Tashme. Compared to United States, so far we are, nobody had a gun or anything, the mounted police. So I think it was, you know, our government protect us. I was thinking that way. Good way, not... of course, lots of people lost their home and boat and everything, but we don't, so I don't know the feeling of that. But we lost in Japan, too, Japan was doing the same thing. They took our house and everything, and they gave us ichiman yen, 1930, around there was a very, very good money. But after the war, ichiman is nothing, but my brother got sanman yen, thirty thousand dollar only for that house and all the fields, the mountain, too, yama. They took that, everything from, we're not there. Fusaichi nushi, they call. So we're here, and we ate, well, we didn't have every day steak, you know, night, but still, we lived. So...

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