There was once a Japanese street in Vancouver. Near Powell Street, now located north of Chinatown is very poor security 近付Kitakunai area, the shops at the time many Japanese restaurants and shops, tofu, and Japanese schools, hotels, hospitals, churches and newspapers lined with, but it seemed a very lively city. Powell Japanese population of the city around 1940 or 8400 were also extends to people.
Why is it now obsolete What turned it into areas that plague the homeless and drug addicts?
The first immigrants came to Vancouver from Japan is a late 19th century. It became the first Japanese immigrants come in to British Columbia with Canada and Japan will begin trading as an opportunity to fly the Pacific route between Yokohama and Vancouver in 1887. Incidentally, on board the British ship named 19-year-old in 1877 in Nagano Manzou than 10 years ago, it is said that a number of Japanese immigrants first landed there was smuggled into New Westminster.
At the time, major imports from Japan green tea and silk, it is landed in Vancouver was shipped from Japan, satsuma first imported in 1891 boasts a long history of satsuma mandarin. Conversely, exports from Canada, wood, coal, and wheat and seafood, their product has become Canada's main exports to Japan today.
Japanese immigrants to deepen their unity while steadily increasing the number tolerate racism and regulations, in 1941 before the outbreak of World War II Japanese Canadian whopping 23,000 people were in state s BC . The state's population at the time BC was about to think that hundreds of thousands, you know that was a significant proportion (currently BC Japanese Canadian province with a population of 4.4 million 2 million).
But on December 7, 1941 (Canada time), and Powell 追Iyarimasu Japanese people to the wall street to the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Japanese forces. (Continued)