Category: Commmunity

Cumberland Memories

It is early evening in late May as my husband and I roll off the ferry at Nanaimo and head north under a clear blue sky to the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island. Alongside the highway grow streams of golden broom and purple lupin that light up the earthy tones of the Comox Valley landscape. We are on our way to attend the official commemoration of Cumberland’s Japanese Cemetery as a historical landmark.

Plastic Fantastic

Here in Canada, and in British Columbia in particular, turning nineteen comes along with a great deal responsibility. Whisked away so suddenly from minor-hood...

In Conversation with Art Miki

I finally received a call from Minister Weiner’s office at noon on September 21st that the redress announcement would be made the following day. I contacted the members of the Strategy Committee to book their flight to Ottawa and informed community leaders of the great news. It was difficult for all of us to remain silent when we were receiving calls from the community and media about the negotiation meetings.

Kids Corner

GOING GREEN At 12:01 on Canada Day the price of gas at pumps throughout British Columbia rose by an additional 2.4 cents, all thanks...

Harry Aoki – a life of music

Harry Aoki is light-years ahead of his time. At the age of eighty-six he can look back on roughly a dozen careers. As he admits, he may have forgotten a few. He has been a composer, recording artist, conductor, impresario, efficiency expert, orchestral arranger, logger, teacher, ski instructor, musicologist, traveler and band leader, among others. And he’s not done yet.

Editorial June

This month, we present part three of the history of The Bulletin. As I wrote last month, it has been quite an experience poring...

Kids Corner

The other day a friend and I got together to catch up on old news. The two of us had been away at different...

Community Kitchen

It’s June already and we haven’t had much spring-like weather as yet. I’m not complaining though, since we are so fortunate not to experience...

Crosscurrents

One hopes that by now, most people in the widespread Nikkei/ijusha community must be aware of the ongoing campaign led by the “Save the...