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Landscapes of Injustice: Archive

This Research Database provides access to thousands of records related to Japanese Canadian history and the dispossession of their property in the 1940s. Records were gathered from archives and museums across Canada. Additional materials, such as the oral history recordings, were created by the Landscapes of Injustice partnership.

The Database was created under the joint leadership of the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and the University of Victoria, with the guidance and support of key Japanese Canadian organizations. For more information, see: About LOI Digital Archive.

We hope that the Database serves as an enduring resource for members of the Japanese Canadian community and the wider researching public and stands as a testament to a history of injustice. It will be updated periodically with new research, as activities related to Landscapes of Injustice continue. Learn more about our Team, our Terminology, and our Privacy Policy.

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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.