Nikkei History

1936

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.

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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.

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