Roy Matsui talks about his parents' emigration history - they emigrated to Hawaii from Japan and worked there before transmigrating to Canada. Roy was born on March 29, 1925. He talks about their lives in Vancouver, BC. Roy lived in Japan for a year and returned to Canada for his schooling. Roy mentions that he didn't face discrimination until war started. During WWII, his sisters avoided going to camps by working in Toronto as domestic help while his eldest sister had an important job in Vancouver and was exempted from leaving. The rest of the family were interned in Sandon, BC. Roy talks about working for the BC Security Commission as a surveyor for the town and that his map of Sandon is currently in a museum. After a year, Roy left Sandon for work in Toronto, ON and he talks about the discrimination he faced there. Roy talks about joining the army to fulfill obligations of Canadian Citizenship and receiving basic training in Brantford, ON, and advanced training in Vancouver. Roy also talks about how his decision to join army was ill received by parents. When the war ended and his parents relocated to Toronto, he realized he had not been disowned from family. He talks about continuing his education after the war and eventually worked as an architect in Toronto. After that, he met and married his wife, Mary Matsui. He talks about not being active in the Japanese Canadian Redress.
Short clip from this interview: https://vimeo.com/371255624