Kintarosan

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The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 12 of 12

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Read Part 11 >> Below is very much about the overall picture I saw in a nutshell through my experiences, memories, and what I conclude today: Regarding the B.C. Government stealing and taking our dignity/pride away—that was the worst heinous act human beings can do to other human ...

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 11 of 12

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Read Part 10 >> Arriving in Toronto When we got to Toronto, we finally felt released and free from jail to restart our lives. We felt really unsettled moving from here to there so many times to temporary places during so many years we were relieved and happy to find a ...

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 10 of 12

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Read Part 9 >> No Peacetime for JCs: Go to Japan or east of the Rocky Mountains! After the war, I heard my father discussing a letter that came from the government and written in Japanese by the JC head organizers dealing with the Canadian government’s push to either “Repatriate ...

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 9 of 12

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Read Part 8 >> During the early Internment days, as Shig joined the Canadian Army, Dad asked him to check out his house when he got to Vancouver. Shig called back and indicated that the good Rev. broke into the playroom and was using anything useful, furniture and all. Soon after ...

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 8 of 12

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Read Part 7 >> Oshogatsu in Bridge River All our staple food were unavailable to us anymore and all our mothers without recipes were experimenting, trying to make even miso, shoyu, kamaboko, manju, tofu, konnyaku, etc., but they didn’t taste the same anymore. The shoyu was good as the Chinese ...

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 7 of 12

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Read Part 6 >> Life in Bridge River When we were sent to Bridge River (an internment camp where you had to support yourself, money-wise) with one RCMP overseeing the camp, I started thinking how badly we were treated so I used to think about studying hard, become a somebody, and ...

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 6 of 12

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Read Part 5 >>  Keeping B.C. “White Only” Long before the war, there was an ongoing KEEP B.C. WHITE ONLY outcries—such racial hatred especially along the B.C. coast where the Japanese Canadians were concentrated. When I kept hearing this over and over, even at my young age ...

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 5 of 12

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Read Part 4 >> Growing Up Nisei In Pre-WW2 Vancouver I remember playing war games with made in Japan toy wooden knives and rifles.

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 4 of 12

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Read Part 3 >> Back to the store… Upstairs at the rear was a huge kitchen area with a row of about three very long dining tables where everybody sat and ate their meals. There was always a cook on duty. On the other side were sofas, chairs, tables, phonograph (that ...

The Evolution of A Canadian 'Enemy Alien' - The Frank Maikawa Story - Part 3 of 12

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Read Part 2 >> Frank Is Born I was a nine-pound baby when I was born and every time Mom went to J-Town she told me that she would go to the ladies’ communal bath place wherever that was and all the ladies would whisk me away from her and marveled ...

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Fumio Frank Maikawa (Kintarosan) is a Japanese Canadian Nikkei. Retired for the past 17 years, he enjoys life with his wife, Susan, in the beautiful town of Collingwood, Ontario. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, but lost his innocence for being an unfortunate, unwanted ‘yellow baby’. This part of the Canadian era was despicable and unconscionable. Displaced out of his home province, he was fortunately rescued by the beautiful and loving people of Ontario. They say that there are always ups and downs in life, but what a wild roller coaster ride he experienced! These life experiences personified his rite of passage into the man he is today. He was bullied into thinking he was a ‘nothing’, but showed them one better – he became a proud Canadian who is respected by friends and family. He is still trying to be a difference maker.

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