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Japanese veterans: Fighting for inclusion

Those who served during Canada's wars expected danger at the hands of the enemy. But they were ill prepared for the fight that awaited some of them at home. Most veterans were welcomed home with open arms and assistance in putting their lives back in order. But several groups — native Canadians, Métis, merchant mariners and Hong Kong prisoners of war — found themselves ignored and denied the recognition and benefits so crucial to rebuilding their lives. For them, the fight would last another half century.

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Japanese Canadian war veterans are honoured on Remembrance Day.

Medium: Radio
Program: Canada at Five
Host: Bernie McNamee
Broadcast Date: Nov. 11, 1998
Guest: Roy Kawamoto
Reporter: Laura Lynch
Duration: 1:54

Last updated: September 16, 2013

Page consulted on December 23, 2014

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