Author: Chuck Tasaka

Mio-Steveston Fishermen Dialect

Whenever you hear of Mio, a poor, small fishing village south-east of Osaka in Wakayama-ken, the name ‘Amerika Mura’ comes to mind. To the...

Nisei : Summer Jobs

“What? I have to travel 400 km to work all summer? I will call family services!” No, no, that didn’t come out of the...

Nisei: Internment Camp Life

Greenwood was the first ‘internment centre’ and Tashme was the last. In-between, there were Lemon Creek, Popoff, Bay Farm, New Denver, Rosebery, Sandon and...

THE NISEI HEP CATS

“The day the music died,” from the song American Pie by Don McLean, referred to February 3, 1959, the days Buddy Holly, Richie Valens...