PARALLEL PATHS: Japanese Diplomacy and Nikkei Heritage — Post-war Rebuilding Period

Saturday, August 2 Beginning at 12:30pm Vancouver Japanese Language School More information (PDF) In the years following World War II and the end of hostilities, the Consulate of Japan reopened in Vancouver and the interned Japanese Canadians began to re-enter mainstream society. In this fourth forum, keynote speaker Gordon Kadota will talk about how the … Read more

Japanese Folk Dance Workshops

Join us as Doug Masuhara of Tetsu Taiko teaches the Tanko Bushi (Coal Miners’ Dance), the traditional Japanese Folk Dance that we do every year at the Powell Street Festival on the Saturday in the late afternoon.

Community Meeting: Ming Sun–Uchida Building Update

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 7 PM Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer St, 2nd floor, Breakfast Room) Tea and snacks provided http://friendsof439.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/friendsof439powell Please join us for an update on the background, proposed development, and continuing campaign to save this historically important building and the social housing it contains. If you can’t make it, please … Read more

The 2nd Annual Tonari Gumi & JCCA Joint Golf Tournament

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The 2nd Annual Tonari Gumi & JCCA Joint Golf Tournament Sunday, June 22 1:00pm Shotgun Start Meadow Gardens (19675 Meadow Gardens Way, Pitt Meadows) For more information: tonarigumi.ca Our 2nd Annual Tonari Gumi & JCCA Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Meadow Gardens. To register for this tournament, please download … Read more

Ghostown – An installation by Steven Nunoda

Ghostown – An installation by Steven Nunoda National Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre June 14, 2014 – August 31, 2014 Tuesday – Sunday, 11-5pm For more information: centre.nikkeiplace.org Ghostown recalls and memorializes a pivotal event in Steven Nunoda’s family history, the internment of 22,000 persons of Japanese descent during the Second World War. Combining 200 … Read more

Kate Bowie by Theatre Replacement

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Kate Bowie May 28th – 31st, 8:00pm Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre 6450 Deer Lake Park, Burnaby Box Office: 604-205-3000 tickets.shadboltcentre.com Co-produced with Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in association with One Yellow Rabbit (Calgary). In 1981, Kate Bush and David Bowie rented a secluded mansion in a remote part of England to … Read more

Food Fair & Japanese Used Book Sale

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Food Fair & Japanese Used Book Sale Saturday June 7, 10am to 4pm National Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC) More information: centre.nikkeiplace.org Lots of foods you should try. Come with an empty stomach! $3 sampler, free tasting, sushi demonstration and more! You can get Ramen, Japanese style sandwich, Karaage, Tai-yaki … Read more

Spur Vancouver

Spur Vancouver May 22 – 25 spurfestival.ca Welcome to Spur, Canada’s national festival of politics, art and ideas. Join today’s most provocative thinkers and scholars, artists and activists, journalists and entrepreneurs – from across the country and beyond – to share ideas worth spurring into action. Event tickets and festival packages on sale now! Spur … Read more

Volunteer with the Powell Street Festival!

The Powell Street Festival is a unique festival in that it celebrates so many aspects of the community in an inclusive, accessible and respectful environment. We rely on hundreds of volunteers to make this festival the wonderful event that it is! Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new friends, spend time with friends and … Read more

Views of Japan – Japanese Canadian Leadership Program 2014

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The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver presents Views of Japan – Japanese Canadian Leadership Program 2014 presentations by Jason Kita and Kathy Shimizu Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7pm Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre at the Steveston Community Centre(4111 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC V7E 3A8) Please RSVP to kathy@kathyshimizu.com or 604.725.6054 Please join us … Read more

An Evening with Karen Hofmann and Hiromi Goto

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An Evening with Karen Hofmann and Hiromi Goto Saturday, May 17th Pulpfiction Books (2422 Main Street) 7:00 pm Free Admission Join two of NeWest’s best this season as they launch their books together in Vancouver. Karen Hofmann’s After Alice is an examination of Okanagan orchards and the families who care for them, while Hiromi Goto’s … Read more

Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile symposium

Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile symposium Surrey Art Gallery, On Main Gallery, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts Dept. May 10 and 11, 2014 More information on facebook To mark the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru episode Surrey Art Gallery, On Main Gallery, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts Department are collaborating to … Read more

Tonari Gumi’s popular Jazz Night

Tonari Gumi’s popular Jazz Night Saturday, May 31 7:00pm – 9:00pm Tonari Gumi (42 West, 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC) General $20, Seniors and Students $15 More information: tonarigumi.ca Tonari Gumi’s popular JAZZ NIGHT will take place on Saturday, May 31, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Tonari Gumi’s new building at 42 West 8th … Read more

To Be Takei at DOXA Documentary Film Festival

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To Be Takei DOXA Documentary Film Festival Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:30pm Vancouver Playhouse More info: doxafestival.ca George Takei started his career in film and television more than five decades ago, but he is still most familiar as Mr. Sulu, the helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Over the course of his career, George has been … Read more

Parallel Paths – Family Settlement: Early 20th Century – Pre-war

Family Settlement: Early 20th Century – Pre-war May 23, 2014 | 7:00pm Steveston Community Centre at the Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond Free, but registrations recommended (event [at] vc.mofa.go.jp) Flyer (PDF) For more information: vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp Based on his research of documents from the Japanese Diplomatic Archives, Consul General Okada will talk about consulate … Read more

Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall Spring Market Fair

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Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall Spring Market Fair Saturday, April 26, 9:30am – 2:30pm Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander Free Admission For more information: vjls-jh.com Spring is almost here! It’s time to go to VJLS’s Spring Market Fair! There will be independent vendors, Japanese dolls, craft items, Japanese kimono and other items for sale! … Read more

GVJCCA Community Meeting

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GVJCCA Community Meeting Sunday, May 4, 2pm – 4:30pm The new Tonari Gumi / JCCA Building (42 West 8th Avenue) Tea and snacks will be provided For more information: jccabulletin-geppo.ca For over 60 years, the GVJCCA has served the Japanese Canadian community in various ways – initially serving JCs returning to the coast after internment … Read more

Legacy Sakura Memorial Windows Unveiling Ceremony

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Legacy Sakura Memorial Windows Unveiling Ceremony April 18, 2014 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Oppenheimer Park (488 Powell Street, Vancouver) Please join us as we unveil the memorial windows to commemorate the history of Japanese Canadians and cherry blossom trees planted in 1977. Before 1942, Oppenheimer Park was the centre of a thriving Japanese Canadian … Read more

Wondrous Tales of Old Japan

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Wondrous Tales of Old Japan April 4 – 20, 2014 Carousel Theatre for Young People For more information: carouseltheatre.ca Wondrous Tales of Old Japan is a collection of amazing Japanese folk tales including worlds where ogres clash with heroes who are born from giant peaches, fishermen fall in love with dragon princesses, and magical dogs … Read more