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    The DEOD, or Downtown Eastside Oppenheimer District, was home for over 8000 Japanese Canadians until the government forcibly uprooted them in 1942. While the neighbourhood bears the marks of a long legacy of dispossession, today it is among the most sought after real estate markets in Vancouver. A new legacy of dispossession is now underway as gentrification uproots today's low-income community.

“Memory is the mother of the community" - Sandy Cameron

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The Right to Remain

This project supports the low-income community, and all urban inhabitants Right to Remain within neighbourhoods that they have made their home. Read more here about how the Right to Remain emerged from our research project.

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About RJ

"Revitalizing Japantown?" is a research project running from 2012-2015. Here are some details about our team and our community partners.

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Contact Us

We are from Vancouver, Winnipeg, Kingston, and Montreal. Here is how to reach us to learn more about how you can contribute to our project

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