Chose to go back to Japan

Japanese school Daily life in his childhood Sugar-beets farm in Alberta Chose to go back to Japan Getting a job at the British Army camp in Hiroshima Redress Movement in Canada

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And the war ended, and the Canadian government said, You can't go back to Mission or B.C. You'll either go to, east to Ontario, or we'll give you a free boat ride back to Japan. So my father wanted to go back to Japan to see the son that was living in Japan, 'cause he hadn't been back for a long time. So he took the offer of going back to Japan. And there were quite a few other people that took the offer to go back to Japan.

I*: And did you go, too?

And we all went.

I: You all went?

Yeah. That way we could all stick together, so we all went back. That was in 1946.

* "I" indicates an interviewer (Mary Ito).

Date: March 23, 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Interviewer: Mary Ito
Contributed by: Sedai, the Japanese Canadian Legacy Project, Japanese Canadian Cultural Center

Canada migration post world war II

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