Broken Promises

February 11, 2023 to April 23, 2023

Archival image showing several people on the ground outside a train, while people on the train look out the windows at them.
Credit: Image provided courtesy of Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. 1994.

Grounded in research from Landscapes of Injustice – a seven-year multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, community engaged project – this exhibit explores the dispossession of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s. Broken Promises illuminates the loss of home and the struggle for justice of one racially marginalized community. The story unfolds by following seven narrators. Learn about life for Japanese Canadians in Canada before war, the administration of their lives during and after war ends, and how legacies of dispossession continue to this day.

Broken Promises is curated by the Nikkei National Museum and the Royal British Columbia Museum in partnership with Landscapes of Injustice.

Thank you to our Landscapes of Injustice partner Institutions:

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.