Unosuke Sakamoto Interview

Unosuke Sakamoto Interview


Title Proper PR1993 FILE T0199 ITEM 1
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1973
General material designation
From this item, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
Sakamoto discusses fishing on the Fraser River, difficulty of obtaining fishing licences, fishing camps, and the confiscation of fishing vessels during the war. He also mentions Kimura’s role on the Japanese Fishing Vessel Disposal Committee and the sale of boats and parts. His family went to Minto during internment. Interview conducted by Maya Koizumi (in Japanese). The file contains a handwritten transcript.
Name of creator
Reynoldston Research and Studies collected this archive of interviews.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized in full.



Unosuke Sakamoto Interview
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