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(0:07) – Life Before the War
(5:10) – Everything Changed
(13:31) – Starting again from Scratch
(18:52) – Words of Wisdom
(0:09) – Life Before the War
(3:18) – Everything Changed
(6:59) – Starting Again from Scratch
(14:47) – Words of Wisdom
(0:05) – Life Before the War
(1:25) – Everything Changed
(8:07) – Starting From Scratch
(12:26) – Words of Wisdom
Mits Sumiya – A Prisoner of War Story
The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) would like to extend special thanks to Aki Horii, Mary Kitagawa, Mits Sumiya and Roy Uyeda for your tireless efforts, support, and commitment to sharing the histories of Japanese Canadians. May your stories live on, and continue to teach us lessons of survival and honour, and the importance of our precious human rights as Canadians.
Thank you to the many BC educators and volunteers who gave us input, advice and assistance to help us improve our educational programs. We are grateful to the Nikkei National Museum staff, including Beth Carter, Alexis Jensen, Linda Kawamoto Reid, Nichola Ogiwara, Karah Goshinmon, Sherri Kajiwara, Carolyn Nakagawa, and Rafael Urera.
Produced and developed by Naomi Horii
DVD development by Marc Hansen
Thank you to:
Lisa G. Nielsen and Catrina Honjo Longmuir of Bitesize Media for the perceptive production of the interviews.
The Sedai: Japanese Canadian Legacy Project and Elizabeth Fujita in Toronto.
The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is proud to produce this educational resource and would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous support for this project from Telus Vancouver Community Board, Province of British Columbia – Multiculturalism, RBC, and Metro Vancouver.