Posts Tagged "Japanese Canadian"

Celebrating the New Year with Traditional Japanese Food

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…

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When we don’t know our history we are doomed to repeat the errors of the past

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…

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George Takei Made Me Cry

I went to see George Takei who stars in the Broadway production of  Allegiance. It was a special one-night showing of the musical which draws inspiration of Takei’s childhood in prison camps that held Japanese Americans during World War II.
Thank…

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Racist Act of Internment Must Not Happen Again: Repeal C51

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…

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Congratulations UBC Prez Santa Ono

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…

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Recognizing Diversity at the 2016 BC Multicultural Awards Dinner

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….

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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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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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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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