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]
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Based on his research of documents from the Japanese Diplomatic Archives, Consul General Okada will talk about consulate activity during this period that began with general stability before relations deteriorated. Special guest speaker Jim Kojima will talk about the history of the Japanese fishermen in Steveston from the early years to 1940’s. He will discuss their arrival, how they lived, the prejudice and injustice, picture brides, and the coming of the second generation.

Following the speakers, there will be a panel discussion and a Q&A session open for audience participation. This is a free event open to the public.

Other upcoming forums in this series:

  • June 27, 2014 | 7pm: WWII Period at Steveston Buddhist Church
  • August 2, 2014 | TBD: Post-war Rebuilding Period at location TBD
  • October 24, 2014 | 7pm: Redress Movement – 199s at Nikkei Place
  • November 28, 2014 | 7pm: 1990 – Present: Recent Years at Nikkei Place