Nikkei History


A delegation from the Japanese Canadian Citizens League goes to Ottawa to plead for franchise (the right to vote) for Japanese Canadians. They are unsuccessful.

News-Herald news clipping

Japanese Canadian Citizens’ League sends a delegation to Ottawa to lobby for franchise for Japanese Canadians, 1936. L-R: Samuel I. Hayakawa, Minoru Kobayashi, Hide (Hyodo) Shimizu, Edward Banno. Tatsue Okamoto Collection. Japanese Canadian National Museum.