Japanese Canadian Research Collection

Japanese Canadian Research Collection

Description

Title Proper Japanese Canadian Research Collection
Date(s) 1893-1975
General material designation
This fonds contains 84 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises seventeen series containing material in Japanese and English. Material pertains to the following: Yoshimitsu Akagawa, the Fraser Valley Japanese United Church, and Japanese Canadian congregants; various newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, and letters; Iwakichi Sugiyama and his family; Japanese associations in Toronto; External Affairs records about Japanese Canadians; Rintaro Hayashi and his family; "repatriation" and "repatriated" Japanese Canadians; various clubs and associations in BC; Habeas Corpus cases; Orders-in-Council; Japanese Canadian families who moved to Vancouver and Steveston after restrictions were lifted; the BC chapter of the JCCA; the forcible sale of Japanese Canadian property; the Strawberry Hill Japanese Farmers Association; Cunningham vs Homma; Kantaro Kadota; Tameo Kanbara; and the forcible uprooting of Japanese Canadians from the Lower Mainland; anti-Japanese Canadian discrimination in the fishing industry; Kishizo Kimura; salt herring production and export; the disposal of Japanese Canadian–owned fishing boats; NJCCA activities; the career of Dr. Masajiro Miyazaki; Uko Nakano's "reminiscences"; entries to the NJCCA History contest; the Japanese Canadian Citizen's League; protests of the cutting of Japanese Canadian fishing licenses; leases of property; Japanese Canadian fishermen in the Skeena region; Grace and Angus MacInnis's "Oriental-Canadians... Outcasts or Citizens?"; George Tanaka's "The Free Man: Comments"; memoirs of Kōnosuke Nishikihama; T. Nishimura; Hideichi Nosaka; the work of the B.C. Security Commission; students and residents of Fanny Bay, Cumberland, Royston, Oyster Bay, and Union Bay; Reverend Yoshio Ono; the Japanese Liaison Committee; the Japanese Canadian community in Comox; the Hastings Park Clearing Station; Tashme internment camp; the Spanish Vice-consul; an article in Canadian Business magazine; government notices; Lemon Creek internment camp; the Morii inquiry; Japanese Canadian education and schooling; the Vancouver Japanese Language School; statues and law cases concerning people of Japanese descent in Canada; a brief by Vancouver Aldermen Halford D. Wilson and Harry J. DeGraves; Yukio Shimoda's diary; the Custodian's evacuee section; Mutual Benefit Associations; the RCMP; a mortgage of Rinkichi Tagashira; the Nisei Mass Evacuation Group; the biography of Oe Kotaro; the "evacuation" of Japanese Canadians; Petawawa POW Camp; letters of appeal to the government; a diary of Tokikazu Tanaka; inmates in 1945; the Maple Leaf Cultural Association; the Steveston Buddhist Church; "repatriated" Japanese Canadians involved in the Minshu-sha [People's Daily]; Shigeichi Uchibori and the Lemon Creek Action Group; the movement to cancel "voluntary repatriation"; the Slocan Standing Committee; the Slocan Mass Evacuation Kai; the Citizenship Defense Committee; Tak Umezuki and his wife; essays from Umeo Uyeda; Jisaburo Yakabayashi and Japanese Nationals at Rosebery; "My Footsteps in British Columbia" by Yasutaro Yamaga; staff and students of the Japanese Language School, Royal Canadian Army; Ian Mackenzie and the "evacuation" of Japanese Canadians; "Japanese Canadian Settlement in Mission: A Brief History" by Tom Mitsunaga; Dye Ogata's military service; a report of Paul D. Murphy on the "evacuation"; the British Columbia Security Commission's order on the travel of Japanese Canadians; and a press release from the Prime Minister's office.
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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.

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Japanese Canadian Research Collection
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Terminology

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.