Japantown

Japantown

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PlaceNameJapantown
Desc Vancouver's Japantown, also known as Japan Town, Little Tokyo, or Paueru-gai, was an old neighbourhood of Vancouver located east of Gastown and north of Chinatown. After WWII, it was marketed as Railtown.

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Terminology

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.