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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…
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…Read More
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…Read More