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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Japanese Internment

 
 
Japanese Internment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Japanese Internment Marker
Inscription.  On April 22, 1942, 273 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry were exiled from their homes in the Greater Victoria area. None of the survivors of this event ever returned to Victoria to re-establish a home.

On August 4, 1992, 67 survivors of this devastating event returned to Victoria to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the exile. This plaque has been placed here, a location central to where a number of us had our homes, to commemorate our return.
 
Erected 1992 by Yoshio Shimizu, Survivor.
 
Location. 48° 25.725′ N, 123° 21.922′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from Douglas Street / Trans-Canada Highway (National Highway 1), on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in Centennial Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1674 Trans-Canada Highway, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria Fire Department Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria City Hall (within shouting distance of this
Japanese Internment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
2. Japanese Internment Marker
The marker is on the brick wall to the right.
marker); Tiger Company Fire Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesleyan Methodist Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); McPherson Playhouse (about 90 meters away); Fifth Regiment of Garrison Artillery (about 120 meters away); Chinese General Store (about 120 meters away); Cast Iron Panels (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Japanese Canadian Internment. This Wikipedia article details the history with photos and additional information. (Submitted on November 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. National Association of Japanese-Canadians. History, photos, and links to additional information. (Submitted on November 6, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Asian AmericansWar, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 791 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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