File 11201 Part 3: Japanese Matters

File 11201 Part 3: Japanese Matters


Title Proper RG117 A-3 Volume 2203 File 11201-3
Date(s) 1943
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a large amount of correspondence handling the administration of the Custodian’s Vancouver office. Included in the file are discussions regarding the following: the remittance of funds to "Japanese Evacuees" in Japan; property of Japanese Canadians "evacuated" from the "protected area" of BC; how the Custodian is to deal with Japanese Canadian–owned property, life insurance, and claims with the end of the war; theft and vandalism of Japanese Canadian–owned property; permissions to travel [to retrieve hidden belongings]; purchasing property requested by Japanese individuals; the organization of previously owned Japanese Canadian property case files (i.e., taking photographs of each property); regulations preventing Japanese Canadians from buying property; and compensation for employees of the Custodian's office.
Name of creator
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 3: 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.