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

Jesse Nishihata – Visual Storyteller

Jesse Nishihata – Visual Storyteller April 1 – May 4, 2014 Opening reception Wednesday, April 2, 7 – 9pm Curator’s talk Saturday, April 12, 2pm Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC) Admission by donation For more information: centre.nikkeiplace.org Pioneer Japanese Canadian filmmaker Jesse Nishihata (1929 – 2006) is showcased in … Read more

Parallel Paths – Japanese Diplomacy & Nikkei Heritage

Early Settlement: Late 19th Century – Early 20th Century March 28, 2014 | 7:00pm Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall (487 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC) Free, but registrations recommended (event@vc.mofa.go.jp) Flyer (PDF) For more information: vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp A series of 6 forums tracing the parallel histories of the Japanese consulate in Vancouver and the Japanese … Read more

Cutie And The Boxer

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Reel Causes Presents Cutie and the Boxer Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 6:30pm Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC) Reel Causes Members $10 • Non-Members $12 For more information: reelcauses.org A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the … Read more

Music for Carl

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Music for Carl Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 8pm Western Front (303 East 8th Avenue) Carl worked in the same office as Powell Street Festival Society under DKAM. He brought to the office a wealth of experience about Vancouver’s festival scene, silly jokes, and a shared love of chips. We are grateful for his ready … Read more

Celebrate Spring 2014

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Celebrate Spring 2014 Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 11:00am – 4:00pm Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC) Free For more information: centre.nikkeiplace.org Celebrate the cherry blossom season with a fun, family-friendly spring festival. Kimono dress-up, Tea ceremony, Delicious Sweets & Snacks, Kids activities, Entertainment, Crafts sales and much more! Pre-order … Read more

Children of Redress

Bound for internment camps in 1942. Source: Nikkei National Museum item# 1994-69-4-29 An interesting documentary film about Japanese Canadians’ epic call for justice, Children of Redress by filmmaker Greg Masuda was shown at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre’s A Call for Justice exhibition in the Fall of 2013. Description In 1942 the Canadian … Read more