Ed Mitoma

Ed Mitoma is the editor of the South Bay Chapter, JACL newsletter issued quarterly to South Bay Chapter members. He has served in this capacity since the chapter was formed in 1972.

Updated November 2009

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Japanese Canadian Internment World War II

I knew that the Japanese Canadians (JCs) had a rough time during WWII but I did not know how bad it was. I got an inkling of their situation by reading the book, A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America and from Dr. Midge Ayukawa of Canada.

The racism in the West Coast British Columbia (BC) was just as severe as it was in California and this feeling was expressed throughout the whole of Canada with very little positive feeling toward the JCs. The U.S. had a Federal Government that had a conscience of what its Constitution ...

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