The Bulletin

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.

From the Archives: Editorial April 1958

As we celebrate the Centenary and rejoice in the fact that we are an integral part of this wonderful province which has rewarded our endeavours abundantly for half a century, let us be mindful that while this citizenship has granted us privileges, it has increased our civic responsibility. Since the J.C.C.A. is the only nationally representative organization for Canadians of Japanese origins, it shoulders a tremendous responsibility.


In 1958, British Columbia is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. John Diefenbaker is Prime Minister of Canada, recently elected with the largest majority in Canadian history (it wouldn’t last, but that’s another story).

Interview – Ian Fraser

With the opening of the Kaslo show on the 50th anniversary of the 1st Kaslo issue of The New Canadian in 1992, I was fortunate enough to spend time with Tommy and Frank and got hooked on the “Great Canadian Newspaper Story.”

Interview: Frank Moritsugu

So starting on Monday Dec. 15, the week after the Pearl Harbor attack, I joined the staff in Nihonmachi and learned how a real newspaper was put together from the boss Tommy Shoyama, as well as other staffers such as Yoshi Higashi—original editor Peter Shinobu Higashi’s younger brother—and Seiji Onizuka who was the sports editor.

The New Canadian – A History

When The New Canadian began publishing on Kaslo’s Front Street on November 30, 1942, it became the primary source of news for a community that had been exiled from their homes on the west coast.

President’s Message

The Bulletin/Geppo has undergone many changes in these 50 years, from a few type-written pages providing information on local Nikkei community events to one that looks at some of the more controversial issues in today’s global community.


The history of the flowering cherry trees in Vancouver, according to the Park Board, goes back to the early 1930’s when the Board started...

Kids Corner

A well-known English proverb says “you are what you eat.” I, on other hand, believe that you are what you hear.

To the Editor

Dear John, Thank you for your very interesting editorial concerning your family and the evolvement of the Greenaway clan. It is always a joy...