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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


Canadian Nisei! You Know You’re Old When…

Chuck Tasaka

The Nisei—the group who suffered the most during the World War II incarceration of Japanese Canadians and Americans—is now heading into the twilight of their lives. They survived and succeeded because of their resilience, perseverance, and determination. Now, they can enjoy the fruits of their labor as they ...

Ema Lake: An Emerging Talent

Chuck Tasaka

In the summer of 2016, I was in the midst of planning a major fundraising event to help finance the Nikkei Legacy Park project in Greenwood, BC. The family plaques for those who lived through the internment were paid for by donors. Sakura trees and Japanese lanterns were also donated ...

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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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