Former internees waiting for a train to take them to ships to Japan

Nikkei (neek-kay)

Japanese term meaning ‘of Japanese descent,’ referring to Japanese immigrants and their descendants.

New Generations

The second uprooting

When the war ended, the Nikkei were not allowed to return to their homes on the coast. Their property had been sold without their consent. They were now forced to disperse east of the Rocky Mountains or go to Japan.


Group of Japanese Canadians who had been interned during WW II, waiting for a train to take them to ships, which will take them to Japan. Slocan City, B.C., 1946. Tak Toyota/Library and Archives Canada/C-047398.