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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 Eleanor Maruno (nee Tsuchiya) 2011.159 Pre War, Post War English Redress Vancouver, BC, USA, Revelstoke, BC, Japan immigration, Asahi Baseball Team, marriage, family, fishing, employment, health, housing, transportation, canneries, food, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), farming, food, travel, curfew, music, military, Buddhism, religion, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), sports, bathhouse, clothing, odori, children
Interview with Frank Moritsugu 2010.029 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Internment Port Alice, BC, Vancouver, BC, Kitsilano, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Yard Creek, BC, Okanagan, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Slocan City, BC, Tashme, BC, Kaslo, BC, Toronto, ON, Hamilton, ON, Japan, Manitoba, Canada, Montreal, QC, Ontario, Canada, Ottawa, ON, USA, Steveston, BC family, nisei, church, agriculture, travel, children, Anglicanism, police, mining, employment, sansei, issei, photography, men-only work camps, military, self-supporting camps, baseball, gardening, community, fishing, commerce, internment camps, bathhouse, social activity, children, temple, food, ghost towns, dance, martial arts, sports, Asahi Baseball Team, career, education, employment, issei, Japan, living in Japan, newspaper, Nikkei Voice newspaper, radio, sansei, teaching, work, military, discrimination, Prisoner of War (POW), Christianity, internment camp, yonsei, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), deportation, festivals, language, detention camps, religion, Momiji, Nikkei Voice newspaper
Interview with Fred Sasaki 2010.004 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1900s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Hiroshima, Japan, Calgary, AB, Petawawa, ON, Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, Japan, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Kaslo, BC, Angler, ON education, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Prisoner of War (POW), logging, work, Jewish community, social activity, sports, discrimination
Interview with Fumi Kono 2011.237 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 Hiroshima, Japan, Japan, USA, Vancouver, BC, Kitsilano, BC, Fraser Valley, BC, East Lillooet, BC, Hamilton, ON, Ottawa, ON, Toronto, ON children, immigration, United Church, education, discrimination, social activity, Japanese language school, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Prisoner of War (POW), road camps, communities, small business, newspaper, community, Asahi Baseball Team, travel, Buddhism, bathhouse, music, employment, photography, teaching, censorship, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), social life, career, odori, nuns/sisters
Interview with Hideo Takahashi 2010.076 Pre War, World War II English Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Britannia Beach, Squamish, BC, Vancouver, BC, Petawawa, ON, Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB, Angler, ON, Port Credit, Mississauga, ON housing, immigration, mining, employment, language, family, Prisoner of War (POW), education, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), military, music, ghost towns, Asahi Baseball Team, language, discrimination, martial arts
Interview with Jean Peasah (nee Kobayashi) 2010.063 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Angler, ON, Lemon Creek, BC, Popoff, BC, Slocan City, BC, Japan, Osaka, Japan, New Denver, BC, Montreal, QC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Petawawa, ON Japan town, community, social activity, church, work, fishing, discrimination, education, Japanese language school, housing, British Columbia Security Commission, internment camp, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), food, language, family, military, travel, ghost towns, marriage, religion, recreation, employment, Prisoner of War (POW)
Interview with John Uchikata 2010.035 Pre War, World War II English World War II, Relocation Hastings Park, Vancouver, Japan, Vancouver, BC, Tashme, BC, Slocan City, BC family, travel, education, Japanese language school, military, employment, career, food, children, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), police, relocation centres, dance, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), church, volunteer
Interview with Josie Yoshioka (nee Yano) 2011.231 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour Tashme, BC, Toronto, ON, Kelowna, BC, Slocan City, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Montreal, QC, Vancouver, BC, Greenwood, BC, Japan travel, education, housing, discrimination, family, employment, immigration, marriage, children, health, food, language, volunteer, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), education, religion, bathhouse, Buddhism, church, transportation, The Great Depression, farming, housing, clothing, United Church, men-only work camps, radio, music, newspaper, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), career
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 Kimiko "Rose" Aihoshi (nee Kato) 2010.050 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Fairview, BC, New Denver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Kaslo, BC, Greenwood, BC, Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, Mississauga, ON, Japan family, food, United Church, education, Japanese language school, family, employment, immigration, travel, military, discrimination, community, social activity, religion, living conditions, bathhouse, language, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), children, newspaper, detention camps, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), curfew, radio, music, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), marriage, children
Interview with Laiko Matsubayashi (nee Miyake) 2010.049 World War II, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Internment Vancouver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Toronto, ON, USA, Japan, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC family, discrimination, living conditions, children, education, Japanese language school, dance, United Church, travel, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), bathhouse, nuns/sisters, sports, housing, photography, detention camps, agriculture, church, Buddhism, employment, career, social activity, education, discrimination, relocation centres, health, British Columbia Security Commission, Asahi Baseball Team, clothing, small business
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 Masashi "Mas" Shin 2011.019 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour Whonnock, BC, Japan, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Revelstoke, BC, Chatham, ON, Toronto, ON, Mission, BC, Tashme, BC education, sports, family, employment, The Great Depression, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, discrimination, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), housing, language, travel, farming, food, odori, music, bathhouse, sports, religion, Buddhism, United Church, logging, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan)
Interview with Mickey Matsubayashi 2010.030 Pre War, Post War, World War II English World War II, Relocation, Internment Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Bay Farm, BC, Montreal, QC, Guelph, ON, Slocan City, BC, Popoff, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC family, nisei, Buddhism, health, education, employment, career, marriage, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), children, travel, Japanese language school, men-only work camps, living conditions, food, radio, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), sports
Interview with Miyoko "Miyo" Nakamura (nee Fujita) 2011.021 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour New Westminster, BC, Ruskin, BC, Tashme, BC, Kingston, ON, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Whonnock, BC, Hope, BC, Toronto, ON family, farming, curfew, education, housing, employment, food, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), marriage, Buddhism, radio, photography, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), religion, language, United Church, immigration, travel, discrimination
Interview with Raymond Moriyama 2010.022 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Vancouver, BC, Japan, Hamilton, ON, New Westminster, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Greenwood, BC, Slocan City, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Popoff, BC, Bay Farm, BC, Petawawa, ON issei, family, marriage, transportation, housing, religion, employment, community, discrimination, The Great Depression, road camps, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), curfew, sansei, education, teaching, community, church, food
Interview with Ross Shin 2010.046 Pre War, Post War, World War II English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Deportation, Internment Tashme, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Toronto, ON, Guelph, ON, Vancouver, BC, Japan agriculture, farming, employment, education, social activity, martial arts, living conditions, family, bathhouse, logging, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), fishing, baseball, music, religion, Buddhism, clothing, Japanese language school, community, dance, marriage, music, travel, nisei
Interview with Roy Akira Nagamatsu 2010.074 World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Hamilton, ON, New Denver, BC, Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON agriculture, detention camps, displacement, family, funeral, food, ghost towns, issei, Japan, logging, marriage, military, nisei, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), social life, sports, travel, work, Jewish community, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), religion, fishing, road camps, health, deportation, British Columbia Security Commission, employment, newspaper, Nikkei Voice newspaper, sansei, yonsei
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 Roy Sato 2012.006 Pre War, Post War, World War II, World War I English World War I, World War II, Forced Removal, Internment Japan, Royston, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Sandon, BC, Slocan City, BC, New Denver, BC, Petawawa, ON, Vancouver Island, BC issei, immigration, family, farming, agriculture, road camps, ghost towns, health, buildings, internment camps, clothing, food, children, nisei, mining, buildings, teaching, recreation, children, detention camps, communities, education, agriculture, community, police, transportation, logging, health, communities, Buddhism, temple, religion, internment camps, Jewish community, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Interview with Sachiko Takahashi (nee Kodama) 2010.034 World War II English World War II, Internment Japan, Vancouver, BC, Marpole, BC, New Denver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Nelson, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Toronto, ON, Guelph, ON, Etobicoke, ON, USA church, family, education, fishing, children, discrimination, internment camps, living conditions, Japanese language school, teaching, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), health, police, festivals, clothing, travel, transportation, music, discrimination, logging, children, travel, language, dance, marriage, photography, employment, gardening, Shinto
Interview with Tak and Pollie Nishino (nee Onishi) 2011.010 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Victoria, BC, Japan, Sandon, BC, Bay Farm, BC, Toronto, ON, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Lemon Creek, BC, Angler, ON, Hamilton, ON, Petawawa, ON, Schreiber, ON family, Asahi Baseball Team, travel, radio, music, road camps, military, ghost towns, clothing, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), odori, health, children, censorship, housing, bathhouse, sports, employment, marriage, religion, Buddhism, volunteer, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), language, education, British Columbia Security Commission, food, Prisoner of War (POW)
Interview with Thomas Matsui 2011.047 Pre War, Post War English Relocation, Forced Removal Japan, Vancouver, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, East Lillooet, BC, Toronto, ON, Kingston, ON family, employment, marriage, education, housing, The Great Depression, discrimination, farming, military, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), sports, housing, religion, United Church, Jewish community, sports, religion, language, children, photography, logging
Interview with Tokugi "Tok" Suyama 2010.041 Post War English World War II, Relocation Japan, Cumberland, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Lemon Creek, BC, Hope, BC, Slocan City, BC, Vancouver Island, BC family, mining, education, religion, nisei, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), Jewish community, Buddhism, marriage, social activity, dance, Japanese language school, social activity, baseball, martial arts, logging, employment, community, military, relocation centres, road camps, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), living conditions
Interview with Tosh Uyeda 2010.040 World War II English Redress, World War II Vancouver, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Japan, Slocan City, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Popoff, BC, Toronto, ON, New Denver, BC, Kitsilano, BC education, transportation, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Buddhism, Japanese language school, family, Asahi Baseball Team, food, housing, living conditions, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), work, employment, festivals, children, travel, health, sports, language, Chinatown, marriage, gardening, church, dance, teaching, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), Japan town
Interview with Tsutomu "Stony" Nakano 2010.057 World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s English Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour Alberta, Canada, Britannia Beach, Squamish, BC, Chatham, ON, Fraser Valley, BC, Griffin Lake, BC, Hamilton, ON, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Hope, BC, Lethbridge, AB, London, ON, Maple Ridge, BC, Mission, BC, Montreal, QC, New Denver, BC, Ontario, Canada, Revelstoke, BC, Ruskin, BC, Tashme, BC, Three Valley, BC, Toronto, ON, Vancouver, BC agriculture, Asahi Baseball Team, baseball, bathhouse, beet fields, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), employment, enemy alien, family, farming, gardening, logging, men-only work camps, Nikkei Voice newspaper, recreation, road camps, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), travel, work