Japanese Canadian Publications

Film and Video



Goto, Hiromi. Chorus of Mushrooms, NeWest Press, Alberta, 1994

Kiyooka, Roy, Miki, Roy (editor). Pacific Windows: Poetry of Roy K. Kiyooka, Talonbooks, Vancouver, 1997

Kogawa, Joy. Obasan, Penguin Books, Markham, Ontario, 1983

Kogawa, Joy. Naomi’s Road, Oxford U. Press, Toronto, 1986

Kogawa, Joy. Itsuka, Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1992

Kogawa, Joy. The Rain Ascends, Random House, 1995

Miki, Roy. Saving Face, Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1991

Sakamoto, Kerri, The Electrical Field, Alfred D. Knoff Canada, —

Sakamoto, Kerri, One Hundred Million Hearts, Alfred D. Knoff Canada, 2003

Tanaka, Shelly. Michi’s New Year, Northern Lights, Toronto, 1980

Takashima, Shizue. A Child in Prison Camp, Tundra Books, Toronto, 1971

Watada, Terry. Daruma Days, Ronsdale Press, 1997

Historical & Educational

Adachi, Ken. The Enemy That Never Was: History of Japanese Canadians, McClelland & Stewart, 1991 (McClelland & Stewart, 1976)

Adachi, Pat. Asahi: A Legend in Baseball, Coronex Publishing, 1992 (photo-text)

Ad Hoc Committee for Japanese Redress. Japanese Canadian Redress: The Toronto Story, HpF Press Toronto, 2000

Broadfoot, Barry. Years of Sorrow, Years of Shame, Doubleday Canada Limited, Toronto, 1979

Enomoto, Randy (editor). Honouring our People: Breaking the Silence, Greater Vancouver JCCA, 2016

Greenaway, John; Reid, Linda; and Greenaway, Fumiko. Departures: Chronicling the Expulsion of the Japanese Canadians from the West Coast, 1942 – 1949, Nikkei National Museum, 2017

Ito, Roy. We Went to War, Wings Canada, Ottawa, 1984

Ito, Roy. The Japanese Canadians, Multicultural Canada Series, Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd, Toronto, 1992

Ito, Roy. Stories of My People: A Japanese Canadian Journal, R. Ito, Hamilton, 1994

Japanese Canadian Centennial Project. A Dream of Riches: The Japanese Canadians 1877-1977, Japanese Canadian Centennial Project, 1978

Kitagawa, Muriel (Roy Miki, editor). This is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, Talonbooks, Vancouver, 1985

Kobayashi, Cassandra & Miki, Roy (editors.). Spirit of Redress: Japanese Canadians in Conference, JC Publications, Japanese Canadian Studies Society and the National Association of Japanese Canadians, Vancouver

Makabe, Tomoko, (translated by Kathleen Chisato Merken). Picture Brides in Canada, Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario, 1990

Miki, Roy & Kobayashi, Cassandra. Justice in Our Time : The Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement, Talonbooks/NAJC, Vancouver, 1991

Miki, Arthur. The Japanese Canadian Redress Legacy: A Community Revitalized, National Association of Japanese Canadians, 2003

Morita, Katsuyoshi and Sokugawa, Eric (translator). Powell Street Monogatari, Live Canada Publishing, Vancouver, 1988

Moritsugu, Frank and the Ghost Town Teachers Historical Society. Teaching in Canadian Exile, The Ghost Town Teachers Historical Society, Toronto, 2001

Nakano, Takeo Ujo. Within the Barbed Wire Fence, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1980

Oiwa, Keibo (editor). Stone Voices: Wartime Writings of Japanese Canadian Issei. Vehicule Press, Montreal, 1984

Omatsu, Maryka. Bittersweet Passage: Redress and the Japanese Canadian Experience, Between the Lines, Toronto, 1992

Shimizu, Yon. The Exiles: An Archival History of World War II Japanese Road Camps in British Columbia and Ontario, Shimizu Consulting and Publishing, Wallaceburg, 1993

Sunahara, Ann Gomer. The Politics of Racism: The Uprooting of Japanese Canadians During the Second World War, James E. Lorimer & Company, Toronto,1981 Electronic version available at:

Takata, Toyo. Nikkei Legacy: The Story of Japanese Canadians from Settlement to Today, New Canadian Publications, Toronto, 1983

Wakayama, Tamio. Kikyo: Coming Home to Powell Street, Tundra Books, Montreal, 1992

Watada, Terry. Dukkyo Tozen: A History of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Canada, 1905-1995, HpF Press and the Toronto Buddhist Church, 1996


Shigematsu, Tetsuro.Empire of the Son.

Shigematsu, Tetsuro.One Hour Photo, 2017.

Universal Limited. Japanese Problem, 2017.

Manning, Julie Tamiko and Miwa, Matt. The Tashme Project, 2011.

Ikeda, Kunji Mark.Sansei: The Storyteller, 2014. Cloudsway Dance Theatre

Miyagawa, Mitch (playwright). The Plum Tree.  

Shiomi, Rick (playwright). Rosie’s Cafe, 1991.

Stearns, Sharon (playwright). Enemy Graces, 1985.

Watada, Terry (adapted for stage). Dear Wes/Love Muriel.

Wing, Paula (adapted for stage), Kogawa, Joy (author). Naomi’s Road, 1992.