Nikkei History

1945

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
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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.

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