The Bulletin


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.

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.”