Osechi Ryori (お節料理) are special Japanese food prepared for New Year’s Day. In the cover photo (New Year’s food at the Consul General’s party) and the photo below (one of the dishes at the Oikawa family’s New Year’s dinner) you…Read More
One weekend we drove across the line with a soccer ball and after our fill of chasing the ball, we decided to go into a tavern to buy some pop.
…Joe had already gone in. I opened the door to enter…
I had the opportunity to speak at the December 3, 2016 National Security Consultation in Vancouver. The Liberal government voted with the then Conservative government to pass C51 into law. This is wrong and they need to repeal it. I…Read More
I was honoured to be at the installation of Professor Santa J. Ono as 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC. It was a wonderful ceremony which included special guest speakers, the Oath of Office, presented by Her Honour, The Honourable…Read More
I was honoured to accompany my friend Roger Kishi to the 2016 British Columbia Multicultural Awards Dinner. Roger was representing the Comox Valley Aboriginal Health Working Group who was nominated for an award. I saw some familiar faces including Dr….Read More
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
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…