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Japanese Canadians: Celebrating success

As Canadian soldiers were fighting overseas in the name of democracy, at home the federal government was staging the largest mass exodus in Canadian history. During the Second World War, roughly 22,000 Japanese Canadians were forcibly evacuated from the west coast and resettled in other parts of the country. Their struggle continued after the war as they fought for an apology and redress for their loss. CBC Television and Radio covered the crucial issues in their journey from relocation to redress.

"I'm proud to be Canadian," says one Japanese Canadian on the day of the formal apology.   For a television report watch the clip 1988: Government apologizes to Japanese Canadians.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Sept. 22, 1988
Guests: Gerry Weiner, Amy Yamasaki, Shirley Yamata, George Ymai
Host: Barbara Budd, Russ Germain
Reporter: Rick MacInnes-Rae, Jeannette Matthey
Duration: 5:41

Last updated: September 30, 2013

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