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Old 07-21-2019, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Hyphenated 'Japanese-Canadians' Want 'Action' (DOLLARS) Not Just Apology For WWII Internment

Japanese Canadians want action, not just apology, for wartime internment camps


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Japanese Canadians across the country are meeting to discuss how an apology by the British Columbia government could be backed by meaningful action for those who were placed in internment camps or forced into labour because of racist policies during the Second World War. The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against "enemy aliens" after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941 ...



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"We accepted the apology but we just want to have that follow-up piece that was missing so that is what the current B.C. government has agreed to and started with this process of having community consultations," she said of the redress initiative funded by the province. So far, some participants have asked that school curricula include racism against Japanese Canadians ...

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She said her grandmother and aunt ended up in a holding area at Hastings Park in Vancouver before they too were sent to Tashme, where residents faced brutally cold winters and had no indoor toilets or water as part of what was a "confusing" year ... "My uncle said to me many, many years later that it spoiled his life. He did marry, he had two children, but he did end up an alcoholic," she said of Koazi Fujikawa, who had been sent to Yukon during the war as part of a crew constructing the Alaska Highway. Ryan Nakade, was 13 when his family's boat business was confiscated by the government and he was forced to labour at a farm in Grand Forks, B.C ... Read more ...


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they too were sent to Tashme, where residents faced brutally cold winters and had no indoor toilets or water as part of what was a "confusing" year ...

Many outlying communities even today have outhouses not toilets!

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he was forced to labour at a farm in Grand Forks, B.C ...


How terrible to labor on a farm like the Russian immigrants do in Grand Forks today!
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