Broken PromisesThe Dispossession of Japanese Canadians


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Rikizo Yoneyama: Belonging

Rikizo Yoneyama, his wife, Yone, and their four children lived and worked on a farm in Haney, a fertile farming region. The family had spent years building a home and livelihood on their 17-acre property. They grew berries, fruit trees, and vegetables.

In 1942, the family was uprooted to Edmonton, where they waited for the internment to end.

Two years later, they received notice that the Office of the Custodian had sold their home.

Courtesy of Harold Yoneyama; Library and Archives Canada, RG33-69, RG117-A-1, RG117-C-3

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