General Materials

Adachi, Ken. The Enemy That Never Was : A History of the Japanese Canadians. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1977.

Chronicles the immigration of Japanese populations to Canada and their subsequent experiences of racism. Considerable treatment is given to the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Includes a significant amount of statistical information and statements of national/public policy.

Call number: F1035.J3 A34
Location: Special Collections PNW, Suzzallo General Stacks


Daniels, Roger. Concentration Camps, North America : Japanese in the United States and Canada During World War II. Malabar, Fla.: R.E. Krieger Pub. Co., 1981.

Primarily concerned with the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II. Includes a profile of Japanese Americans (1890-1940), the onset of World War II, the resulting evacuation and internment, dissolution of camps and the return of evacuees. Chapter nine focuses on the Canadian parallel to these events.

Call number: D769.8.A6 D35 1981
Location: Special Collections PNW, Undergraduate General Stacks

Japanese Canadian Centennial Project. A Dream of Riches : the Japanese Canadians, 1877-1977. Vancouver, B.C.: Japanese Canadian Centennial Project, 1978.

A pictoral representation of the Japanese Canadian experience reflecting the exhibit upon which it was based. A running commentary (in English, Japanese, and French) consists of personal stories and recollections, Cited statements, and historical background material.

Call number: F1035.J3 E35
Location: Special Collections PNW, Undergraduate General Stacks

Makabe, Tomoko. Picture Brides : Japanese Women in Canada. Ontario: Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1995.

Contains the first-person narratives of five Japanese women who immigrated to Canada in the 1920's as "picture brides" - women entering into arranged marriages that had been initiated by a simple exchange of photographs between prospective bride and groom. Also includes a historical overview of the Japanese Canadian experience, within which attention is given to the redress issue of the 1980's.

Call number: F1035.J3 M3513 1995
Location: Suzzallo General Stacks, UW-Bothell Lib. Stacks

The New Canadian. Vancouver, B.C. : Taiyo Printing Co.

A Vancouver-based publication, the New Canadian was established in November 1938. Appearing sporadically at first, it soon became a weekly paper covering the news and social activities of the Japanese community. More importantly, it became a tool with which to voice concerns regarding race relations.

Location: East Asia Serials (v. 42-57 [1978-1993] ; incomplete)
Special Collections (v. 5- [1942-]); call number: 979.524 NE


Scantland, Anna Cecile. Study of Historical Injustice to Japanese Canadians : Bibliography. Vancouver, B. C.: Parallel Publishers Ltd., 1986.

Cites a variety of sources - public documents, newspaper articles, fiction and non-fiction, legal cases, theses, regional/national government sources, audio-visual materials, and other bibliographies.

Call number: Z1395.J36 S23 1986
Location: East Asia Reference

Takata, Toyo. Nikkei Legacy: The Story of Japanese Canadians from Settlement to Today. Toronto: NC Press, 1983.

Heavily illustrated popular history of the Japanese in Canada.

Call number: F1035.J3 T34 1983
Location: Special Collections PNW

Winchester, N. Brian [et al.], ed. The Japanese Experience in North America: Papers and Proceedings. [Lethbridge, Alberta]: The Department of Political Science, University of Lethbridge, [1977?].

Contains the proceedings of a three-day conference held at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta (October 14-16, 1976). The five papers included cover issues including: Japanese Canadian identity, relocation and internment in southern Alberta during World War II, comparative experiences of Japanese in America, and racism. Each section is followed by the transcription of selected questions "from the floor" and the speaker's answers to them.

Call number: F1035.J3 J36
Location: East Asia Library of Congress