Ontario's Japanese History
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Table of Contents
Early Japanese Immigration
World War II: Discrimination and Internment
World War II: Camps and Living Conditions
World War II: Labour
World War II: Canada's Shame
Marjorie Pigott, Artist
David Tsubouchi, Member of Provincial Parliament
Bev Oda, Member of Parliament
Irene Uchida, Scientist
Raymond Moriyama and Bruce Kuwabara, Architects
Joy Kogawa, Writer
Japanese Internment in Ontario and its impact
An excellent source of more information is the
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
, which has a wealth of documentation on the Japanese Canadian experience.
The JCCC created a virtual exhibit and collection of resources called
that has interviews and photographs online.
Interview, stories, and multimedia from the CBC
about Japanese internment.
SEDAI: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project
is dedicated to collecting and preserving the stories of earlier generations of Canadians of Japanese ancestry for all future generations.
Landscapes of Injustice
is "dedicated to recovering and grappling with the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian-owned property."
Nikkei Place Museum & Cultural Centre
is a museum in Burnaby BC with an excellent website including resources, a timeline, oral histories, and online exhibits.
The Politics of Racism
a free eBook you can also read online
about the history of Japanese internment.
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