Sedai: Oral History Catalogue

The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project

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Title Accession number Period Language Event Location Topic
Interview with Byron Tanaka 2011.040 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Cumberland, BC, Japan, New Westminster, BC, Angler, ON, Toronto, ON, Kaslo, BC education, family, Asahi Baseball Team, boat works, military, children, religion, clothing, marriage, Jewish community, housing, The Great Depression, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), discrimination, employment, sports, United Church, fishing, travel, housing, marriage, British Columbia Security Commission
Interview with Hisako Shin Shinkoda 2010.038 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s English World War II Japan, Britannia Beach, Squamish, BC, Whonnock, BC, Mission, BC, Montreal, QC, Tashme, BC, Kaslo, BC, Vancouver, BC, Hope, BC logging, housing, family, education, farming, health, marriage, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), odori, volunteer, boat works, food, language, discrimination, music, bathhouse, sports, clothing, religion, Buddhism, United Church, travel, The Great Depression, transportation, children, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan), community, Christianity
Interview with Kay Honda (nee Yamamoto) 2010.043 Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Internment Japan, USA, Vancouver, BC, Lulu Island, BC, Steveston, BC, New Denver, BC, Hamilton, ON, London, ON, Sandon, BC, New Denver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Toronto, ON, Fingal, ON, Neys, ON farming, agriculture, family, Buddhism, church, employment, education, nuns/sisters, church, festivals, dance, odori, Momiji, community, food, housing, gardening, internment camps, sports, photography, road camps, transportation, language, boat works, discrimination, fishing, War Measures Act, Prisoner of War (POW), Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC), military, teaching, living conditions, health, road camps, issei, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), radio, fishing, boat works, children, discrimination, language, radio, ghost towns, nisei, dance, immigration, language, marriage, discrimination, picture bride, photography, church, employment
Interview with Kei "KC" Tsumura 2010.039 Post War English Relocation, Forced Removal Prince Rupert, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Alberta, Canada, Steveston, BC, Slocan City, BC, Popoff, BC, Japan, Montreal, QC, Ontario, Canada relocation centres, road camps, family, children, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), living conditions, newspaper, community, church, bathhouse, nisei, boat works, martial arts, Japanese language school, marriage, fishing, employment
Interview with Keo Shibatani 2010.075 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Deportation Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Hope, BC, Tashme, BC, Japan, Toronto, ON family, nisei, education, clothing, deportation, boat works, immigration, The Great Depression, health, language, education, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), children, military, housing, marriage, transportation, Jewish community, food, bathhouse, discrimination, religion, Christianity, Buddhism
Interview with Lillie Reiko Yano 2010.061 Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Ruskin, BC, Vancouver, BC, Japan, USA, Alberta, Canada, Lethbridge, AB, Whonnock, BC, Burnaby, BC family, fishing, language, immigration, picture bride, farming, logging, transportation, discrimination, immigration, employment, British Columbia Security Commission, travel, curfew, police, Prisoner of War (POW), marriage, internment camps, road camps, photography, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), agriculture, education, teaching, living conditions, festivals, dance, boat works, children, marriage, employment, discrimination
Interview with Masako Okawara (nee Isoshima) 2011.196 Pre War, Post War English Redress, Attack on Pearl Harbour Haney, BC, Toronto, ON, New Denver, BC, USA, Japan teaching, immigration, United Church, Buddhism, family, travel, language, bathhouse, Ikebana, religion, immigration, education, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, clothing, travel, music, odori, housing, food, marriage, health, children, travel, transportation, farming, employment, boat works
Interview with Roy Matsui 2010.047 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment USA, Vancouver, BC, Japan, Marpole, BC, Sandon, BC, Montreal, QC, New Denver, BC, Ottawa, ON, Etobicoke, ON, Lemon Creek, BC, Angler, ON, Toronto, ON immigration, marriage, employment, family, travel, education, mining, relocation centres, ghost towns, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), nisei, community, Prisoner of War (POW), career, housing, internment camps, police, photography, discrimination, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), military, British Columbia Security Commission, curfew, mining, language, social activity, living conditions, music, boat works, language, sports, Asahi Baseball Team, radio, health, food, Momiji, transportation, language, religion, Buddhism, Anglicanism
Interview with Shigeo "William" Seko 2010.037 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1900s, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Vancouver, BC, Hiroshima, Japan, Japan, Haney, BC, Maple Ridge, BC, Angler, ON, Petawawa, ON, Lemon Creek, BC, Oakville, ON, Toronto, ON, Angler, ON, Japan, Lemon Creek, BC, Maple Ridge, BC, Oakville, ON, Vancouver, BC family, boat works, farming, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, children, employment, logging, education, language, food, internment camps, road camps, bathhouse, military, censorship, sports, health, deportation, travel, housing, religion, transportation
Interview with Tatsuo and Kimiyo 'Kim' Sakauye (nee Yamamoto) 2011.042 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1950s, 1960s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Victoria, BC, Tofino, BC, Japan, Montreal, QC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Tashme, BC, Schreiber, ON, Slocan City, BC education, language, discrimination, United Church, employment, family, marriage, immigration, fishing, food, boat works, travel, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, housing, language, sports, children, road camps, dance
Interview with Umeko Kuba 2011.224 Pre War, Post War, World War II English World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour Steveston, BC, Japan, Kaslo, BC, Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB health, employment, education, food, family, boat works, detention camps, discrimination, language, marriage, religion, fishing, volunteer, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan)