We did not have many conversations relating to these times. However, my grandchildren have studied Japanese Canadian history in school and through this, the questions and conversations are coming out. I am trying to explain our experiences as I remember them, but I was so young.
I think it’s very important that they learn this history so it’s never repeated again. Most of my grandchildren don’t even look like me. I’m not sure what effect it’s going to have on them but if that knowledge will help prevent some of the discrimination and racism that goes on today, it would be a good thing.
Janice: I regretted that I never got to have a real serious conversation with my Bachan. I was very close to her and hung out with her often. Wish we could have talked.