Yoichi Kato (1921-2018)

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Yoichi Kato. Mr. Kato was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students forcibly removed in 1942. We express our deepest condolences to the Kato family.

While Mr. Kato did not attend the 2012 convocation at UBC for the Japanese Canadian students of 1942, we are grateful to him for helping establish the ACAM program so that the injustices of the past would never be forgotten.

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