Sedai: Oral History Catalogue

The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project

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Title Accession number Period Language Event Location Topic
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 Gloria and Mits Sumiya 2010.062 Pre War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Japan, Vancouver Island, BC, Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, New Denver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Bay Farm, BC, Sandon, BC, Ontario, Canada, Toronto, ON, Angler, ON, Neys, ON, Tashme, BC, Popoff, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Bay Farm, BC family, employment, education, Japanese language school, community, social activity, small business, bathhouse, logging, work, transportation, The Great Depression, food, discrimination, internment camp, Buddhism, housing, ghost towns, road camps, British Columbia Security Commission, teaching, nisei, War Measures Act, religion, Christianity, Prisoner of War (POW), military, curfew, travel, language, transportation, issei, living conditions, recreation, marriage
Interview with Henry Shimizu 2010.026 World War II, 1940s, 1950s English World War II, Forced Removal, Internment New Denver, BC, Alberta, Canada, Slocan City, BC, Prince Rupert, BC, Kaslo, BC, Popoff, BC, Bay Farm, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Sandon, BC, Greenwood, BC displacement, baseball, social activity, United Church, education, internment camps, Asahi Baseball Team, recreation, bathhouse, enemy alien, gardening, sports, British Columbia Security Commission, religion, Buddhism, food, odori, fishing, housing, living conditions, logging, nuns/sisters, radio, detention camps
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 Honourable John Allen Fraser 2014.266  Post War, World War II, World War I English Redress, World War II, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver, BC, Ottawa, ON, Japan Japan, communities, discrimination, employment, education, family, immigration, internment camps, logging, work
Interview with Kay Fujiwara (nee Toyota) 2010.065 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Victoria, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Slocan City, BC, Popoff, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, St. Catherines, ON, Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, Bay Farm, BC food, family, Japanese language school, sports, recreation, transportation, employment, education, odori, discrimination, housing, farming, Jewish community, marriage, British Columbia Security Commission, issei, logging, ghost towns, travel, fishing
Interview with Kunio Suyama 2011.235 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver Island, BC, Japan, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Lemon Creek, BC, Toronto, ON, Angler, ON farming, mining, logging, immigration, education, marriage, food, children, social activity, baseball, Japanese language school, community, housing, living conditions, internment camp, Asahi Baseball Team, bathhouse, newspaper, relocation centres, military, language, employment, work, Buddhism, temple, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), festivals, martial arts, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan), Japan town, community
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 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 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 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 Shoji Takahashi 2010.033 World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver, BC, Japan, Bridge River, BC, Angler, ON, Toronto, ON, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Winnipeg, MB, Montreal, QC, Manitoba, Canada, Ukraine, New Denver, BC, Kelowna, BC, Slocan City, BC immigration, transportation, discrimination, education, family, road camps, self-supporting camps, Prisoner of War (POW), family, ghost towns, health, food, children, Japan town, Japanese language school, Buddhism, festivals, children, internment camps, police, photography, Asahi Baseball Team, logging, travel, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, language, dance, religion, church, farming, agriculture
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 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