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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports

Virtual Walk Around The World – 40,075 km

George Doi

I have often being asked, “Why do you walk so much?” “Don’t you get tired?” and my reply would invariably be that I love brisk walks and I hardly ever get tired. But now I too have pondered those same questions.

Part 4: A secret history — Life after internment

George Doi

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Part 3: Train ride into the unknown — a child’s life in the Slocan internment camp

George Doi

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Part 2: Hastings Park Detention Centre

George Doi

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Part 1: Banished from our homes: Family moved to Slocan internment camp

George Doi

During World war II, George Doi and his parents and siblings were imprisoned in an internment camp at Bay Farm in Slocan. After they were released, Doi’s father started a logging business in the Slocan Valley. Later, he worked for many years in the BC Forest Service locally. In part …

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George Doi is a Nikkei born in a small mining town in British Columbia, Canada. He was just 9 years old when his family was uprooted and interned in Bay Farm camp. Now 88 years old, he still has sharp memories of those times and the hardships endured there. Upon retirement, George wrote a self-published volume chronicling the years during and after the war. Originally intended just as a family history, the book has been distributed more widely to Nikkei centres and places where historians may access the information. He has expanded on the book with shorter articles and stories which were published in the Nelson Star newspaper. He also wrote of a recent milestone achieved -- a cumulative walk of 40,075 km or the distance equal to the earth's circumference. That story was picked up by Black Press and featured in the newspapers around the province.

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