As a child growing up in Regina, I remember my parents often welcomed newcomers from Japan to our home. My mother would miraculously prepare a tasty Japanese dinner from the “surprise” packages hidden away in her kitchen.
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Terry Watada is a poet, novelist, playwright, musician, recording artist, historian, activist, and teacher. Long-interested in the history of Japanese Canadians, he has explored...
In the mid-1970s into the 1990s, photographer Yosh Inouye ran a successful studio in the middle of a thriving Toronto advertising scene where his specialty was table-top photography. This native of Gifu, Japan, first arrived in Toronto in 1968, with training from Tama Art School (1960-1962) and Kuwazawa Design School (1962-1964) under his belt. His first Canadian job was as a photographer’s assistant …
The fusion of Euripedes’ Greek tragedy Medea and the language, costumes and aesthetics of Japanese Noh drama may at first seem incongruous and unlikely.
Much controversy has surrounded Kogawa House. Many in the Nikkei community have heard cloaked accusations of sexual assaults on adolescent Japanese Canadian boys by Canon Goichi Nakayama of the Anglican Church.
Members of the JCCA Human Rights Committee were honoured to participate in Reconciliation Week and then the appreciation event that took place on October 29, 2013, in Vancouver, traditional Coast Salish territory.
We finally made it to the end of the march where we were welcomed by the taiko drummers performing on stage and I was so happy that the Walk for Reconciliation organizers asked our community to join them in their celebration.
Before she completed her PhD Midge often participated in many of our museum & archival projects and activities around 1993. She joined a group of Japanese Canadian Nikkei …
How do you begin to sum up the life of one of the most esteemed scholars on Japanese Canadian history? You do as Midge would have done, you assume the role of good researcher, and you reach out to connect with people whose lives intersected with hers.
Are You a “New World Person” or an “Old World Person”? From where does your sense of “history” begin?
Over the past several years, I’ve been translating so many historical materials on such subjects as Japanese Canadians’ lives up to World War Il,...
To celebrate the art of this versatile instrument, the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble presents Bang Danjos, showcasing three unique manifestations of the banjo.
Photos from this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park.