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Japanese History in Canada
Transcript of Japanese History in Canada
WW2 in Canada
After the surprise attack on pearl harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, 22 000 Japanese were branded as "enemy aliens" in Canada alone!
They were denied basic human rights because they were Japanese
Their cars, boats, houses and all other property was seized then auctioned off without telling the owners.
After the war, our government was not sure what to do with the Japanese so they gave them a choice, either go back to Japan or ho back to their old lives( but all their property was sold)
Over 99,000 living in Canada from 2006
Arrival of Japanese
"National Association of Japanese Canadians." National Association of Japanese Canadians. Japanese Canadian Association, 22 Aug. 2005. Web. 05 Dec. 2013. <http://www.najc.ca/thenandnow/experience1b.php>.
First Japanese who officially immigrated to Canada was in 1877.
Mostly the young men came to earn wealth, seek adventure and sometimes to get independence from family obligations
There had been spotting of shipwrecked sailors on the coast of B.C. prior to 1877 (but they were not immigrants)
The first Japanese lady(Yo Oya) who gave birth after immigrating to Canada was in 1887
The Japanese were moved to internment camps and were literally treated worse than slaves.
They were forced to work on roads with no pay
If they showed any resistance they were moved to prisoner of war camps.
(700 men were moved in these for the duration of the war)
4000 Japanese returned to japan and 2000 of them were born here.
Japanese were not allowed to travel freely through the country till 1949 and not allowed to be citizens till 1950
Sunahara, Ann. "Japanese Canadians." The Canadian Encyclopedia. N.p., 31 Jan. 2011. Web. 21 Dec. 2013. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/japanese-canadians/>
They can apply for Canadian citizenship.
Violations of the Charter
Japanese were not allowed to vote for several years even after the war
were not allowed to move freely and were forced to internment camps
They were forcibly taken to prison internment camps and were treated cruelly because of their race
Were treated differently and horribly because they were Japanese
The ones that were still alive were payed $21,000, forty years after the war.
Anderson, Rob. "Japanese Internment." CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 30 July 2000. Web. 09 Jan. 2014. <http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPISCONTENTSE1EP14CH3PA3LE.html>.
Matson, Thomas. "Japanese Internment Camps." In Canada. N.p., 24 Apr. 2003. Web. 08 Jan. 2014. <http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/canadianhistory/camps/internment1.html>.
Lychak, Patricia. "Chapter 3 the Canadian Charter." Issues for Canadians. Toronto: Nelson Education, 2008. 103-04. Print