The Bulletin

Legacy Sakura Threatened

In the spring of 1977, legacy sakura (cherry blossom) trees were planted at Oppenheimer Park by first generation Japanese Canadian pioneers. 1977 was a...

Mary Takayesu: Memories

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Bulletin, it is only fitting that we remember one of our magazine’s staunchest supporters and most...

Crosscurrents

The Cherry Blossoms Were Beautiful But . . . Fleeting Impressions of Tokyo and Kyoto Revisited For some of us who spent childhood and...

It’s How You Play the Game Mel Wakabayashi is our best-known Nikkei ice player. Not because he made the big times, although he did...

Less “Soba”, More “Sake” In a sober move to reduce the nation’s surplus rice, the Japanese cabinet recently decided to use more sake (rice...

Mt. Manzo Nagano overlooks Lake Owekino near the head of Rivers Inlet some 250 miles north of Vancouver. The peak, named for the first...

Interview: Fumiko Greenaway

Fumiko Greenaway was a key part of the restructuring of The Bulletin in the mid eighties. First Office Manager and then Managing Editor, she...

Interview: Mickey Tanaka

I was born in Mission City, BC in 1927 on my father’s farm on Mt. Maryanne where the Westminster Abbey presently stands. My earliest memories are of Santa’s visits, sleigh rides, watching a black bear approach as we hid in a shed, mochitsuki, potato roasts on our cliff, singing and watching the moon come up over Mt. Baker, the summer influx of friends who came from Vancouver to pick berries in the summer, and most of all, our parents love.

History of The Bulletin Part 1

IN 1950, A YOUNG NISEI NAMED Mickey Nakashima returned to the coast from Montreal. She became involved in the Vancouver community and the JCCA and in 1958 came up with the idea of starting a newsletter for members. She named the new publication The Bulletin, after the Montreal Bulletin, and the rest, as they say, is history.