Japanese Government Property in Ottawa

Japanese Government Property in Ottawa


Title Proper RG117 A-3 Volume 2476 File 56106-1-1
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence relating to legal status and liquidation (by auction) of property held by the Japanese government in Canada during the war. According to these records, all such property was taken from embassies, legations, etc. and the proceeds of sales were credited to government departments which paid for the Japanese government's outstanding bills (regarding telegraph or rail) after they shut down after the war broke out.
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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.



Japanese Government Property in Ottawa
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