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 viff.org 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

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 hapapalooza.com 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.

Nikkei National Museum – EMC Heritage Trust competition

Nikkei National Museum is a finalist this year in the international EMC Heritage Trust competition – one of seven finalists in the world and the only Canadian entry. This is a competition to support the digitization, preservation and access to historical collections. Voting closes on Friday, August 15th at noon, EST. For more information and … Read more

Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver 125th Anniversary Children & Youth Art Competition

Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver 125th Anniversary Children & Youth Art Competition Send art work to the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver Submit by August 31, 2014 More info: vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Children and Youth in B.C. and Yukon are invited … Read more

New Location: 9th Annual Asahi Tribute Game

New Location: 9th Annual Asahi Tribute Game Saturday, August 16, 11:00am-2:00pm Woodland Park (McLean Drive and Adanac Street) Free Come celebrate the legacy of the Vancouver Asahi baseball team with a fun ball game. Sign up to play by email jcnm@nikkeiplace.org or call 604.777.7000 ext. 109. Presented by the Nikkei National Museum and Carnegie Community Centre. Image … Read more

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 https://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


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

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