BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20210922T000000Z DTEND:20210922T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Please join us for a talk by members of Nikkei Australia as the y explore the treatment of Nikkei civilians in Australia during the war. \n \n <em>Wednesday\, September 22\, 2021 \n 4:00-5:30 pm Pacific Daylight time\n (Thurs. Sept. 23\, 2021 9 am Australia EST\, 8 am Japan)\n Registe r here:</em>  \n <a href=" TIuGdzFW3p_XciYDdUhEscg7fQD" target="_blank"> register/tZMrcuyhqTIuGdzFW3p_XciYDdUhEscg7fQD</a> \n \n Just hours after the declaration of war in December 1941\, Japanese in Australia were swif tly arrested. The Nikkei community had shrunk to only 1100 people at the outbreak of war\, and the majority (almost 98%) were interned in remote c amps around Australia. \n\n \nThere\, they joined more than 3000 other Japanese civilians who’d been arrested in Allied-controlled countries s uch as the Dutch East Indies and New Caledonia\, and sent to Australia to be interned. Despite being grouped together as “enemy aliens\,” the Japanese internees in Australia were extremely diverse and many did not s peak the same language.\n \nFrom February 1946\, the majority were repatr iated to Japan\, many against their will.\n \nJoin us for a fascinating l ook at this history and how it compares to the Japanese Canadian story. \n SUMMARY:Identity and Internment: The Japanese Australian Experience URL:/en/events/2021/09/22/identity-and-internment-the-japanese-australian-e / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR