Beginning after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and lasting until 1949 (four years after World War II had ended), Canadians of Japanese heritage were removed from their homes and businesses and sent to internment camps in the B.C. interior, and to farms and internment camps across Canada.

“I’m grateful that this little story in Canada is not going to be lost. And there are so many stories that are lost, that ought not to be lost. So it’s a wonderful thing to see it happening here in this way.

I think it’s very exciting to be at the beginning of this kind of thing… How lucky is that?”