A powerful statement by Mayor Josie Osborne (original Westerly article). Thank you Mayor Osborne.

I am not going to comment further as there is no need.

What I will do below the video is share names of families from Tofino, Ucluelet and Clayoquot that I have discovered in my research about internment.

List of Japanese-Canadians “repatriated” to Japan after internment.

These names are from a list published by the Library of Canada here. These are persons and families who chose to go to Japan after the end of WWII (1946). I do not know if this is a complete listing of all Japanese-Canadians who left Canada. Some are adults born in Japan, some are children born in Canada. All are Naturalized or born Canadian citizens (British-subjects at the time). This is not a complete list of people evacuated to internment camps from the area.

Apologies if the table gets squished on narrow screens.

SurnameFirst NameResidenceInternment
EnglishJapaneseEnglish
Igabashi五十嵐KimiClayoquotOyama
Igabashi五十嵐MenjiroClayoquotOyama
Sugura杉浦NasayeClayoquotSlocan
Sugura杉浦ShishitaroClayoquotSlocan
Tamada玉田ShikaTofinoGrand Forks
Tamada玉田TsunekichiTofinoGrand Forks
Yoshida吉田TsunekichiTofinoLemon Creek
Izumi和泉ChiteseTofinoSlocan
Izumi和泉MaejiroTofinoSlocan
Morishita森下MaejiroTofinoSlocan
Mayede TokuichiUclueletGolden
Takashita竹下ItaroUclueletKamloops
Tsujimata辻本FujiUclueletKamloops
Tsujimata辻本OkusoUclueletKamloops
Majikawa梶川KansoUclueletLemon Creek
Mayakawa宮川山中YukioUclueletLemon Creek
Mayakawa宮川山中TomisoUclueletLemon Creek
Mayakawa宮川山中TakaoUclueletLemon Creek
Tamai玉井KasuyoUclueletLemon Creek
Tamai玉井KiyemiUclueletLemon Creek
Tamai玉井NidaoUclueletLemon Creek
Tamai玉井ToshiyoUclueletLemon Creek
Tamai玉井NisaoUclueletLemon Creek
Tamai玉井TohumatsuUclueletLemon Creek
Yoshida吉田FusaoUclueletLemon Creek
Yoshida吉田TsugioUclueletLemon Creek
Yoshida 吉田MasaeUclueletLemon Creek
Nakata中田NarayoUclueletNew Denver
HamaFujiyeUclueletSlocan
HamaHiremiUclueletSlocan
HamaHugoUclueletSlocan
HamaKasayeUclueletSlocan
HamaRoyUclueletSlocan
HamaYameoUclueletSlocan
HamaHirokishiUclueletSlocan
Shimizu清水MisaoUclueletSlocan
Shimizu清水NaikoUclueletSlocan
Shimizu清水NikeUclueletSlocan
Shimizu清水SumikoUclueletSlocan
Shimizu清水KiurokuUclueletSlocan
Shimizu清水MiseUclueletSlocan
Sakai酒井ShotareUclueletSlocan
TsujiuohiつじうちKamekichiUclueletSlocan

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