Letter to the Editor

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4 Responses

  1. Lois Hashimoto says:


    Your online edition is great–easy to read and to navigate–and accessible to thousands more readers.

    I would suggest that your “To the editor” should have the letter-writer’s by-line instead of yours. (No doubt this was a start-up glitch, and would have been corrected
    by the next issue, but thought I’d mention it anyway.)

    Again, congratulations–good job!

  2. jccabull says:

    Thanks Lois – appreciate the comments!


  3. Eric Sokugawa says:

    How complacent we have become in this fast paced lives of ours! It is hard to imagine a brief 60 years ago, we still did not have the franchise in Canada and already 20 years has gone by since Redress. I wonder if there are plans in the works for a conference on this side of the border as well.

    Also congratualtions are in order for 50 years of keeping the community informed. Sometimes I wonder if the Bulletin is not the only thing that keeps this community of ours together.

  4. Hello from the Japanese American National Museum!

    We really appreciate your mention of the upcoming conference and also your suggestions for topics.

    Since the printing of the registration packet, we have finalized the bulk of the sessions, including one on July 4 about Japanese Canadians. I’m pasting the description below, but please know that we’re gradually modifying our website so that it updates like these will be available there, too.

    Please keep up the good work that you’re doing on this website!


    Perceived Threats: Being Persons of Japanese Ancestry in the Territory of Hawaii and Canada During World War II

    Professor Greg Robinson of the University of Quebec, Montreal examines the paradoxical impact of martial law rule in the Territory of Hawaii during World War II on the freedom and status of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Similarly, Professor Norman Okihiro of Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax examines the removal of Canadian Japanese from western Canada to interior locales in Canada. These two less well known cases of the World War II treatment of persons of Japanese ancestry, as compared to the plight of mainland Japanese Americans, should spark audience discussion and questions regarding these events, and how the dangers that overt and latent biases and prejudices against persons perceived as threats works to the detriment of the rights and freedoms of all of us.

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