SEDAI: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project

Sharing the unique history and experiences of Canadians of Japanese ancestry

Further Reading

General History

Adachi, Ken. 1976. The Enemy That Never Was: A History of the Japanese Canadians. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1976.

Ito, Roy. 1994. Stories of My People: A Japanese Canadian Journal Hamilton : Roy Ito, 1994

Japanese Canadian Centennial Project Committee. 1978. 1877-1977: The Japanese Canadians: A Dream of Riches = Un Reve de richesses: les Japonais au Canada , 1877-1977. Vancouver: The Japanese Canadian Centennial Project.

Internment Experience

Kitagawa, Muriel. Ed. Roy Miki. 1985. This is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941-1948. Vancouver: Talonbooks.

Oiwa, Keibo (ed.). 1994. Stone Voices: Wartime Writings of Japanese Canadian Issei. Montreal: Vehicule Press.

Okazaki, Robert K. 1996. The Nisei Mass Evacuation Group and P.O.W. Camp 101: The Japanese-Canadian Community’s Struggle for Justice and Human Rights During World War II. Trans. Jean M. Okazaki and Curtis T. Okazaki. Scarborough, Ontario: Self-published.

Sunahara, Ann Gomer. 2000. Politics of Racism: The Uprooting of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Available for downloading:


Ad Hoc Committee for Japanese Canadian Redress. 2000. Japanese Canadian Redress: The Toronto Story. Toronto: HpF Press.

Miki, Roy. 2004. Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice. Vancouver: Raincoast Books.

Miki, Roy and Kobayashi, Cassandra. 1991. Justice in Our Time: The Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement. Vancouver: Talonbooks.

Omatsu, Maryka. 1992. Bittersweet Passage: Redress and the Japanese Canadian Experience. Toronto: Between the Lines.