Nori Nishio (1923-2015) and Roy Inouye (1931-2015)

Oct. 9, 2015

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of two important Japanese Canadian community members last month — Nori Nishio (1923-2015) and Roy Inouye (1931-2015). We express our deepest condolences to the Nishio and Inouye families.

Nori Nishio passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on September 4, 2015. Roy Inouye passed away on September 8, 2015 at the age of 83. Nori’s son, Don Nishio, said that one of the highlights of his father’s life was the 2012 convocation at UBC for the Japanese Canadian students of 1942. We are grateful to Nori and Roy for helping establish the ACAM program so that the injustices of the past would never be forgotten.