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Interview with Fred Sasaki

Title
Interview with Fred Sasaki
Accession number
2010.004
Interviewer
Teri Yamada
Videographer
Tak Yano and Peter Wakayama
Date of Interview
Language
English
Description

In the interview, Fred discusses his life experiences, including his childhood in Vancouver, being the eldest son in a family of nine. In the middle of his undertaking of his Bachelor's degree at the University of British Columbia, the forced dispersal of Japanese Canadians occurred, so Fred moved to Alberta and finished his degree. After moving to Toronto, Fred worked as a banker, despite facing many cases of racial oppression. Finally reunited with his family, Fred had a highly successful career in finance. Fred passed away in 2014, at the age of ninety-five. He was the husband of Naka Sasaki.

Clip from Japanese Canadian Experience Conference: https://vimeo.com/336906164

Format
Videotape
Video File
Length of Interview
1 hr 52 mins
Period
Pre War
Post War
World War II
1900s
Event
World War II
Relocation
Forced Removal
Attack on Pearl Harbour
Internment
Location
Hiroshima, Japan
Calgary, AB
Petawawa, ON
Vancouver, BC
Toronto, ON
Japan
Hastings Park, Vancouver
Kaslo, BC
Angler, ON
Topic
education
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Prisoner of War (POW)
logging
work
Jewish community
social activity
sports
discrimination
Number of Physical Tapes
5
Permission
For uses other than research or private study, researchers must submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.
Citation
Fred Sasaki, interview by Teri Yamada, September 24, 2004, 2010.004, Sedai: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project Collection, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.