File 9309, Part 19: Japanese Immigration. 1947-1949.

File 9309, Part 19: Japanese Immigration. 1947-1949.


Title Proper RG76 VOLUME 087 FILE 9309-19
Date(s) 1947
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains records pertaining to "Japanese Immigration" from 1947 to 1949. It includes the following: several records and correspondence pertaining to the re-admission of deported Japanese Canadians from Japan to Canada; correspondence on deported Buddhist priests and missionaries; minutes of the Cabinet Committee on Japanese Questions from 1947 (regarding representations from University of Toronto Liberal Association, control over movement and residence of Japanese persons in British Columbia, "repatriation" from Canada to Japan, return to Canada of Japanese Canadians, displaced persons, and the Custodian of Enemy Property's authority in the forcible liquidation of properties of associations or societies); lists of Japanese applicants for citizenship; and much correspondence from George Tanaka of the National Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association in defense of Japanese Canadians who were exiled to Japan. This file also contains extensive correspondence that considers the legality of the revocation of citizenship that occurred with the deportation orders, particularly in the context of re-admission to Canada.
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 9309, Part 19: Japanese Immigration. 1947-1949.
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