Parallel Paths: Japanese Diplomacy and Nikkei Heritage – Forum 5 – Redress Movement – 1990s

October 28, 2014 | 7pm Nikkei Place (6888 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby) Speaker: Art Miki When the Japanese-Canadian community celebrated its centennial year in 1977, the occasion also marked the beginning of a nation-wide undertaking by the community to obtain justice for their war-time internment. Keynote speaker, Art Miki, who wrote the book The Japanese … Read more

Hapa Human Library

Are you curious about issues of identity? Do you like to hear new and intriguing stories? Come to the Nikkei National Museum and sit down with a Human Hapa Book for a one-on-one informal conversation to explore hapa identity.

2014 Vancouver New Music Festival

Composers and sound artists all over the world are turning their ears to the music of the earth and its people to reconsider what artistic creation really means in a context that fosters sustainable ideas about creativity, culture, and tradition.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2014

September 25 – October 10, 2014 Various locations DISCONCERTO (Mahoro Ekimae Kyosokyoku) Omori Tatsushi (Japan, 123 min) Fri. Sep 26, 8:15 pm, International Village #9 Sat. Sep 27, 10:30 am, International Village #9 **World Premiere** Omori follows The Ravine of Goodbye with a delicious comedy-drama about the perfect odd couple: Tada (Eita), who runs … Read more

Powell Street Festival 2014 Pictures

The 38th Annual Powell Street Festival was a great success! Thank you for all of you who made it out to the Festival this year! Special thanks to our volunteer photographers: Lucas Lau, PEAK Photography, Ed’s Photography, Studio Jeanie, Nao Uda, Peggy Lee, Noah Photography and Lu Huang! Check out our facebook page to see … Read more

Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference (JCYLC)

Between September 19 and 21st, Japanese Canadian young leaders from across the country will gather in Vancouver for the 2014 Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference (JCYLC). Organized in partnership with the National Association of Japanese Canadians’ annual general meeting, the JCYLC will offer a unique opportunity for youth to connect and engage in community based … Read more

Hapa Palooza Festival 2014

Canada’s Largest Celebration of Mixed Heritage & Hybrid Identity September 23-28, 2014 Various locations Now in its fourth year, Hapa-palooza Festival is Canada’s largest festival celebrating and stimulating awareness of mixed heritage and hybrid identity. Held annually in Vancouver, a diverse city that celebrates hybridity, synergy and acceptance, Hapa-palooza Festival embraces the word ‘Hapa,’ … Read more

What are we? symposium honouring nikkei identity

Be a part of this dynamic meeting of creative minds to discuss how our past informs our present. World renowned artist Kip Fulbeck will get us started with a morning keynote. Respected elders will share a brief historical perspective. In the afternoon, Kip and a panel of nikkei arts & culture professionals who have joined us from Quebec, Ontario, California, and BC will present some of their thoughts and ideas for the future. There will be plenty of time for lively discussion and active participation.

Thank you to the volunteers!

Photo by Jeanie Ow

Along with another fantastic Powell Street Festival came another group of fantastic volunteers. Over 200 individuals formed a community, working together to make the best possible Festival. Their enthusiasm and hard work plays a huge part in how smoothly the Festival runs, and we could not be more grateful for their support and dedication! And so, from … Read more

Thank you from Powell Street Festival

Photo by Jeanie Ow, 2014 Dear Powell Street Festival Supporters, The 38th Annual Powell Street Festival was a great success! Thank you for all of you who made it out to the Festival this year, even with the last-minute change in venue. It’s great to know that there is so much support for, and interest … Read more