The Bulletin

Interview: Denise Fujiwara

Working with Natsu Nakajima changed my life. Because butoh is a different paradigm from western forms of contemporary dance, I really had to start over from zero. I had to go to a ‘beginner mind’ and body. This was a terrifying and wonderful process.

President’s Message

Hi everyone! Congratulations to Richard Murakami from Salt Spring Island, who, along with 44 other British Columbians, received a 2010 British Columbia Community Achievement...

Community Kitchen

Isn’t this Spring weather lovely! The warm sunshine and all the beautiful flowers just making the garden come alive!

My strawberry rhubarb plants are getting to be long enough to make this muffin and it’s really good!

Letters to the Editor

Recently I read in the newspapers in both the United States and Canada that the Salish Sea was to be designated the new name...

To the Editor

I always read Mr. Watanabe’s column with pleasure, as he has such a unique yet universal point of view! The column in the current...

A Lasting Tribute

Children attended school in Cumberland, and also attended Japanese language school six days a week. Over the years a number of Japanese merchants established businesses in Cumberland proper and Japanese women had a traditional tea garden at Comox Lake from 1914-1939.

My Story

In 1942, both of these churches were closed and we were sent to ghost towns in B.C., an action of Canada’s Prime minister and cabinet by Orders in Council. At age 10 then, I was, as one book describes, “A Child in Prison Camp.”

Mixing it up in Canada

If intermarriage was ever an issue within the Canadian Nikkei community itself, it has long since ceased to raise eyebrows among even the most hardened in-laws. And as for the reasons for looking outside the community for love, I’m sure they’re as varied as the individuals involved.

REVIEW: School Days With A Pig

Where the film succeeds best is drawing us into the world of the children, and seeing this life and death scenario through their eyes. The adults quickly become secondary, and indeed, the principal deflects the concerns of parents and other staff members, asking them to trust the students and their teacher, who himself keeps to the periphery as much as possible.