Nikkei History


At the request of the British government, Nikkei are allowed to enlist. 150 volunteer for service with the Canadian army in Asia.

Second day in uniform

Second day in uniform, April 1945. L-R: Goro Suzuki, Akio Sato, Elmer Oike, Bill Sasaki, Harold Hirose, Jim Matsuo. All were Winnipeg residents at the time they enlisted. Gift of Akio Sato. Japanese Canadian National Museum.