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SAKURA IN STONESAKURA IN STONE: Victoria's Japanese Legacy

SAKURA IN STONE: VICTORIA?S JAPANESE LEGACY is the second book on the subject of Japanese Canadian pioneers to be released by Gordon and Ann-Lee Switzer. This new work contains myth-shattering new research to give an answer to who was the first Japanese immigrant to reach Canada and stay to make Canada his home.

The book is divided into three sections. The first review and updates the history of the Japanese Canadian presence in British Columbia,s Capital City.The second part names the first true settler from Japan to reach Victoria and make Canada his home. The last section contains stories of some of the Japanese pioneers buried in Ross Bay Cemetery: their adventures, achievements and sometimes tragic deaths.

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Gateway to PromiseGATEWAY TO PROMISE: CANADA'S FIRST JAPANESE COMMUNITY

Canada's first Japanese community grew up in Victoria, the first Pacific port of call for Canada before Vancouver was even the name of a place. Here for the first time, the history of Victoria's Japanese community is recounted, beginning in the mid-1880s. In the early days, Victoria, British Columbia was the "Gateway to Promise" for Japanese immigrants.

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Uprooted AgainUprooted Again: Japanese Canadians Move to Japan After World War II

In 1945, before the end of World War II, the Canadian government offered to "repatriate" any ethnic Japanese to Japan after the war ended, even Canadian-born British subjects. Although signing up for the move was voluntary, many felt pressured to agree. In 1946, fully a year after the end of the war, some 4,000 Japanese Canadians travelled by ship to a Japan devastated by war-an action that violated international law at the time.

The story of those who moved to Japan after the war is told for the first time in English. Basing his work on interviews with 25 men and women, most of whom were teenagers in internment camps during the war, Mr. Tatsuo Kage writes of their struggles to survive and adapt in post-war Japan.

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