Like most board games, playing shogi is a blast, and every single match is different. There will be always be something new to learn, no matter how many games you play. And if you join a club, you can meet interesting people.
In 2005, the Vancouver Asahi Team was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Medals were made for individual players but many remain unclaimed by family members. Last year’s 100th anniversary of the first Asahi team and the film Bancuba (Vancouver) no Asahi produced by Fuji TV brought much excitement and celebration of the legendary Asahi baseball team, not only locally but in Japan and Hollywood.
We hope to see many from the Japanese Canadian community at Hastings Park on April 26th for the unveiling of four panels introducing the history of Japanese Canadians who were incarcerated at Hastings Park in 1942. The event will include a walking tour and reception. On June 14th, we’ll be practising our swing and having some fun at the 3rd Annual Tonari Gumi and JCCA Golf Tournament.
It is a visually-evocative film, both stark in its contrasts and rich in its emotional detail from the claustrophobic conformist offices of Japan to the almost paralyzing vastness of the American hinterland. The symmetrical composition shots, dead-pan humour, and quirky characters give the film a Wes Anderson feel, but with a deep personal investment that forces us to wonder how far would any of us go to follow our dreams, hopes, and beliefs.
Each night’s class consisted of Yamai-san leading us in utai, chanting, for an hour or so, followed by a short break; the rest of the evening was spent on shimai, dancing.
Born in the Meiji era, he had a great “sense of the borderless,” passion for cars and a curious mind – all extraordinary for Japanese people of the time, or even of today. This I can attest to with certitude, as it turns out he was probably my father’s best friend since the time they went to the university together.
Sakura Days Japan Fair (SDJF) is a family-friendly, two-day Japanese festival showcasing Japanese culture, performing arts, cuisine and local businesses.
The tour will also locate remote town sites that no longer exist, including Tashme, Lemon Creek, Popoff, Slocan, Sandon and Rosebery. While they have a solemn past, several of these locations still have small but thriving Japanese Canadian communities.
In early 1942, fuelled by racism, Canada uprooted over 21,000 Japanese Canadians from their homes on the west coast. Over 8000 were detained in...
By Derek Iwanaka Thanks to all the bowlers and supporters who came out to participate at our February 22nd JCCA Community Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser. This...
We are in a different era from the late 1950s, ’60s and ’70s decades when butoh was most strikingly and radically different from everything that was going on in Europe and North America. I think butoh now has infiltrated a lot of contemporary dance expression.
BE IT RESOLVED, AS SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS, that: 1. The name of the Society be changed from the Japanese-Canadian Citizens’ Association of Greater Vancouver to the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association;
by Lorene Oikawa, Chair, JCCA Human Rights Committee March 21st is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day was proclaimed...