Vancouver Committee on Japanese Language schools

Vancouver Committee on Japanese Language schools

A committee against Japanese Language Schools in Vancouver British Columbia. It held prominent Vancouver lawmakers such as Halford Wilson, W.J. Cornett, G. Buscombe, C. Jones and more. They believed that Japanese Language schools were Japan-government-controlled institutions, mandatory for children of Japanese descent.


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