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Japanese Internment

Japanese Internment

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  1. Japanese Internment

  2. Canada and Japan are Enemies • December 7th 1941 – Japanese Air Force attacks Pearl Harbour • December 8th – 26th 1941 – Japanese Army invades Hong Kong. • News of bad treatment of Allied Prisoners of War in Newspapers in Canada and Britain.

  3. Japanese Internment • December 1941 – All Canadians of Japanese descent had to register with RCMP. • January 1942 – Japanese boats and fishing banned) • Japanese Canadians placed in ‘protected Areas’ in BC and Alberta Countryside • 22,000 Japanese Canadians were put into these camps • All property and belongings of these people was taken by Canadian Government • Money was used to pay for the camps

  4. After The War • After World War Two, Japanese Canadians had a choice: • Moving to Eastern Canada or back to Japan. • No property, belongings or money was returned to them

  5. Japanese Canadians • 1949 – Japanese Canadians given full Canadian Citizenship for the first time • 1988 – Canadian Government formally apologises and offers compensation to surviving victims ($21,000 each) • 2012 – BC Government formally apologises for their role in Japanese Internment