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Young boys playing baseball in an Internment Camp, oblivious to RCMP surveillance.
Japanese Canadians who were not sent to internment camps were otherwise sent to work on sugar beet farms, canneries, or logging camps.
All Japanese Canadians over the age of 16 were required to carry a Japanese National identification card. Required until 1949.
The seizing of property. In 1941, 1,200 Japanese fishing boats were seized by the Canadian Government.
Winter of 1942. There was no insulation in the dwellings that Japanese Canadians lived in in Tashme Internment Camp. This winter was particularly difficult.
Some Japanese Canadians were able to remain somewhat within the rest of Canadian society, however they were treated poorly by the community. It was not uncommon to see anti-Japanese signs posted around.
The first uprooting of Japanese Canadians. For young children, this was the beginning of an adventure, boarding the train. For adults, this was the beginning of the alienation of those of Japanese descent.
The second uprooting of Japanese Canadians. After the internment camps shut down, those of Japanese Canadian heritage needed to decide either to go East to Ontario, or go “back” to Japan.