1250: Matsutaro Saito

1250: Matsutaro Saito

Matsutaro Saito

Saito was born on 12 July 1897. He was a logger employed by Robert McNair, Stillwater, BC. His family includes Shin Saito (wife; nee Shin Saito; in Japan), Suzuko Saito (daughter; in Japan), and Noboru Saito (son; in Japan). He lived at Taira Camp, Stillwater, BC and in Powell River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes: tools.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 July 1897
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Thunder River, BC
Date exiled to Japan 24 December 1946
Locations before uprooting
Powell River
C-9316 (1596-1604)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1250
Name Matsutaro Saito
Not Before: 21 March 1942
Not After: 18 August 1949



1250: Matsutaro Saito


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
Publication Information: See Terms of Use for publication and licensing information.


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.