Fishing Boat Ledger

Fishing Boat Ledger

Each record in this collection contains detailed information about a vessel that the federal government confiscated during the dispossession. The fishing boat ledger is part of the Kishizo Kimura fonds (NNM 2010.4) held at the Nikkei National Museum. Kimura participated in the forced sales of Japanese Canadian-owned fishing vessels as a member of the Japanese Fishing Vessel Disposal Committee. To learn more about Kimura and his role in this history see Jordan Stanger-Ross’s BC Studies article, “Telling a Difficult Past: Kishizo Kimura's Memoir of Entanglement in Racist Policy” as well as Jordan Stanger-Ross and Pamela Sugiman’s edited volume, Witness to Loss, and the website: Witness to Loss.



Fishing Boat Ledger
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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.