Category: National Feature

What Started it All

The lads are much more interesting to look at than listen to. Their r’n’r sound is ordinary and hardly approaches the excitement generated by...

Saying Goodbye


told me

to remember.

we are the children …

i have a photograph,

his image


back like a corona

spill on the horizon

Ramen and Izakaya Ryoji – Since 1988

When I was making a reservation over the phone, the young waiter asserted (he didn’t sound Okinawan) that, ‘wherever we seat you — at the bar, or facing the kitchen — you’re going to have a good time — no! in fact, you’re going to have an amazing time!

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) recently announced that its official opening will take place on September 20, 2014. More than 13 years ago CanWest founder Israel (Izzy) Asper had a vision to build a national human rights museum in Winnipeg.

Word Play – Part Two

Many of the words listed have not survived or will in time, but then that’s the nature of language. They are an indicator of the culture at that moment. Whatever happened to the “beat or boom box” for example? Who would’ve predicted the geek would last until today, especially with a positive connotation given its initial meaning?

Looking At Nikkei Art

Ochawan first started at the Toronto NAJC’s Friendship House at 382 Harbord St. People were invited to pick up a simple white rice bowl from the organizers, transform it at home (paint on it, draw on it, even break it and reassemble it), then return it for exhibit and a silent auction