File 11201 Part 2: Japanese Matters

File 11201 Part 2: Japanese Matters


Title Proper RG117 A-3 Volume 2203 File 11201-2
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains assorted correspondence regarding the logistics of Custodian operation in Vancouver and illuminates some significant points of the inner workings of the Vancouver Office. Included within are discussions regarding the handling of Japanese funds and foods, the repatriation of "the Japanese," and lists of Japanese Canadians and their securities in the Japanese Evacuation and Internee Section. The question of disposal of Japanese Canadian-owned property is raised, and the "infiltration of Japanese operators" in BC's interior lumber industry is also discussed at length.
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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 selectively.



File 11201 Part 2: Japanese Matters
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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.