Repatriation of Japanese from Canada. 1945-1966.

Repatriation of Japanese from Canada. 1945-1966.


Title Proper RG76 VOLUME 920 FILE 585-12-578
Date(s) 1945
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file consists of reports, memoranda, and correspondence pertaining to the legal decisions made regarding the citizenship of Japanese Canadians who have been deported to Japan (e.g., P.C. 10773, 7355, 7356, 7357) and the deportees' subsequent correspondence with the federal government's Immigration Branch, including discussion of those applying for re-entry into Canada. Also included are discussions of financial compensation for those individuals who were deported (e.g., the Bird Commission is raised); correspondence regarding Roy S. Nishidera ("a very persistent letter-writer"); correspondence regarding instances of applications for re-admission into Canada; and discussions of the legality around those naturalized Japanese Canadians who lost their status as British subjects and Canadian citizens.
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.



Repatriation of Japanese from Canada. 1945-1966.
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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.