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Remembering Japanese Canadians on Remembrance Day 2016

The bugle sounds with the familiar first notes of the Last Post. It pulls me deep into Remembrance Day and the two minutes of silence at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park. I thought I learned history in…

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Welcome Dr. Ono: Selfie with UBC Prez

I blurted out, “we should do a selfie.” Dr. Ono said, “we should.” And that’s how I got my first selfie with the new UBC Prez, Dr. Santa Ono. He is @ubcprez on twitter. He is well-known for being a…

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Discovering Fall Colours in Tynehead, Surrey BC

I love photography and exploring places. Sometimes it’s an amazing adventure in your backyard. Earlier this month, I attended a meetup with some other photographers and we explored Tynehead Regional Park and the Tynehead Hatchery. It started off with some…

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Premiere of A New Moon Over Tokohu

Linda Ohama’s new film, A New Moon Over Tokohu, premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival. I had the opportunity to meet with her and two special guests from Japan, Kanako and Sera Sasaki, at a celebration organized by Consul…

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Warrior Spirit is alive and well at NAJC

The 2016 National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) AGM and Conference was held in Calgary, and it was a jam-packed weekend of great discussions, learning, connecting, food & fun, and planning our direction for the future. The elections were held…

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Happy Labour Day!

It was great catching up with a lot of friendly faces at the Labour Day event at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. It’s one day to remind people that we owe a lot to workers and unions every day for our…

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GVJCCA geppogramming at Nikkei Matsuri

One of my favourite task as Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) president is meeting with people at events.
We had lots of people dropping by the GVJCCA table for Nikkei Matsuri. People were getting souvenir Geppogram [our version of Instagram] photos…

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Let’s play ball. Asahi return to Powell Street Grounds.

The sun came out for the annual Asahi baseball game. Japanese Canadians, Downtown Eastside residents, and other community members gathered for this annual tribute to the Vancouver Asahi who played in Oppenheimer Park, formerly the Powell Street Grounds, from 1914…

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Satisfied with a wild salmon dinner and musubi

First day of the GVJCCA wild salmon barbeque and community booth at Powell Street Festival. The community booth is in Oppenheimer Park and there was a constant stream of people checking out our booth, taking selfie instagram photos, and buying copies…

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A week in the life of the GVJCCA President

It’s this time of year when I start to experience intense cravings for fresh grilled, wild, salmon and musubi(grilled SPAM – fried pork with soy sauce and honey that tastes a little sweet and salty on top of rice, and…

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