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The Japanese-Canadian Internment - 75 Years After.

Vancouver Historical Society Event.

VHS Membership is Required


Speakers: Mary and Tosh Kitigawa

Since 2017 is the 75th anniversary of the incarceration of 22,000 Japanese Canadians, it is fitting that we review and discuss this regrettable chapter in Canadian history.

Tosh Kitigawa will talk about the anti-Asian environment that prevailed from BC joining Confederation in 1871 until 1949, including the exploitation of Chinese labour in the building of the railway from 1880–1884 and the Anti-Asian riots in Vancouver in 1907.

Earlier Event: September 28
City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism
Later Event: October 26
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