The Importance Of Japanese Migration To Canada

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Numerous Japanese workers have depended on plantations owned by big corporations, they learned that they could not “advance themselves” through individualism and small business,” as on the mainland. Rather, as laborers, they adopted a strategy of “unionization, politics, and collective action.” Between the 1880s and the so-called Gentlemen’s Agreement in 1908, more than 150,000 Japanese came to the mainland. Those who immigrated to the mainland settled into a greater range of diverse economic positions, from farm labor and mining to shop-keeping and truck farming, than did those who immigrated to Hawaii. Some came under contract to employers, some under the auspices of relatives, and others on their
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