Minoru Yatabe (1922-2018)

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Minoru Yatabe on October 12, 2018. Mr. Yatabe was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students at UBC who were forcibly removed in 1942. After Japanese Canadians were forcibly removed from the West Coast, he moved to Ontario. In 1945, he became one of the first Japanese Canadians to enlist in the Canadian military and would later settle in Toronto. He received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2013.


Mr. Yatabe’s biography can be found in the Degree of Justice Yearbook:


ACAM would like to extend our sincere condolences to Mr. Yatabe’s family and friends. He is deeply missed.