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Nikkei Chronicles #8 — Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, and Inspirations

Unsung Heroes of the Japanese Canadian Internment

Chuck Tasaka

In present day Canada, the high profile Nikkei we hear of so often are people like David Suzuki, Joy Kogawa, Muriel Kitagawa, Thomas Shoyama, Santa Ono, Raymond Moriyama, Art Miki, Mary and Tosh Kitagawa, and athletes like Paul Kariya (hockey), Nathan Hirayama (Rugby 7), Vicky Sunohara (Olympic hockey), Special Olympic ...

MAINICHI GAMAN: Broom, Mop, and Apron

Chuck Tasaka

For many centuries, women fought for gender equality, especially in the political forum. As early as the late 1800’s, women in Canada struggled to gain stronghold for the “Right to Vote.” Most politicians were adamant that women’s place should be in the home, having babies, raising them, cook ...

75th and 76th Anniversary of the Greenwood Nikkei Internment Ceremony

Chuck Tasaka

Back in 1971, then Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau declared that Canada would adopt a multicultural policy that recognizes and respects a diversity of languages, customs and religion. In 2015, Trudeau's son Justin, who also became Prime Minister, stated that “Diversity is Canada’s Strength” and over the past ...

Canadian Nikkei’s Pilgrimage to J.A. Internment Camps - Part 3

Chuck Tasaka

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Canadian Nikkei’s Pilgrimage to J.A. Internment Camps - Part 2

Chuck Tasaka

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Canadian Nikkei’s Pilgrimage to J.A. Internment Camps - Part 1

Chuck Tasaka

I have always been intrigued by and curious about the Japanese American internment history for years and have watched Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) programs religiously to learn about the wartime incarceration experience. Since there are many documentaries about Japanese Americans, and only a few films on the Japanese Canadian internment ...

Happy Hockey Hapas’ “Dream Season”

Chuck Tasaka

Every team across Canada dreams about winning it all, and in 2018, Richmond’s Seafair Islanders Bantam hockey club’s young U-15 (ages 13-14) finished the season as winners of the Pacific Coast Tier One regular season with a record of 19-1, and moved on to the play-off series to ...

Mystery Album - Part 2

Chuck Tasaka

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Mystery Album - Part 1

Chuck Tasaka


First Lady Plumber in Canada Is a Nikkei

Chuck Tasaka


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A graduate of U.B.C. and retired teacher since 2002. Coached various sports for 41 years, but in 2010, I wanted to devote more time to the Nikkei history. I wrote two books, "Hanatare Bozu" and " Family History of Greenwood-Midway.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • Japanese/Nikkei food

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