This past summer, even as protest tents were sprouting up across Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park, post-production was wrapping up on a new fact-based film that features that same park in a starring role.
by Lorene OikawaPhotos by Greg Masuda The June 12th to 15th weekend was a journey to the past with the 29th Miners Memorial combined...
“I guess you could say this is the story of two boys who were hurt when they were too young to fight back. You can’t tell someone they’re wrong about their own memories.”
It’s that time of the year – VIFF 2014! There are many films from Japan and don’t miss out on this opportunity to see...
Do you really know your mother or your father? I don’t mean what foods they like, what they do or did for a living, or if they played on a baseball team when they were younger.
The festival is excited to bring to our community this unique collaboration of singing and drumming between the all-women Japanese drum group Sawagi Taiko and the First Nations performance group Tzokam.
One of the things I appreciate about life in Canada is that we still have bookstores just about everywhere, from small neighborhood retailers to...
On October 16 at 7pm, the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby will play host to a special evening of Okinawan music, drumming and dance.
This innovative festival celebrates the music of Japan, and explores interactions between Japanese and Canadian cultures through educational events, workshops, chamber recitals and orchestral concerts in Vancouver, Victoria and Burnaby.
The film is the story of one woman’s sacrifice while rampant prejudice tears her Japanese Canadian family apart during the Second World War. Kiri’s once joyful piano music turns bitter when forced relocation and internment take away her husband, her home and her family’s simple fishing life along the BC coast.
The JCYLC was an excellent opportunity for young leaders (from teenagers to 39-year-olds) to connect, bond, and generate even more enthusiasm, which has been building between the young leaders who have been working together on the organizing committee . . .
“I was born in Vancouver, Canada, which should have made me a Canadian but having parents who were Japanese, although they too were citizens,...
Due to popular demand, VIFF added some additional screenings for following Japanese films: THE VANCOUVER ASAHI: October 9, 3:30pm, at the Centre for Performing...
by Mariko Kage When our small group began efforts to save the Miyazaki House (MH) in Lillooet two years ago, my father Tatsuo Kage,...
Sophisticated Disinformation Technique a Necessity? Stress from Japan’s Close-knit Interpersonal Relations
In my daily perusal of the Japanese print media via news websites and a weekly magazine or two, I sometimes come across fascinating juxtapositions...
A full program of activities for the 20th anniversary celebration at New Denver’s Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre on August 9 demonstrated the profound contribution
Now in its fourth year, Hapa-palooza Festival is Canada’s largest festival celebrating and stimulating awareness of mixed heritage and hybrid identity.