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The Redundancy of Idiots: Part 2

Terry Watada

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The Redundancy of Idiots — Part 1

Terry Watada

My wife and I have noticed over several years now that certain terms in Japanese have English words accompanying them with the same meaning. Thereby creating a strange redundancy. Most of these “atrocities” were created by hakujin but Nikkei have carried on ignorant of the implications. Below is a list ...

The Summer of the Gun

Terry Watada

Many decades ago (more than I care to count), I and my parents were watching evening television in our eastend Toronto home when a knock came at the front door. My parents were not expecting anyone, so it was a curious event.

Back Where I Belong

Terry Watada

As I watched the circus of race and denigration that is the White House, Congress, and American society in July, I tried to remember how some Democrats are at times politically expedient and opportunistic and how most Republicans are hypocritical and cowardly. Why can’t right-wing politicians just call the ...

Community Centre vs Cultural Centre

Terry Watada

Back in the day, when the brain trust of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) in Toronto was arguing about a new building, the question of whether the organization was to be a Cultural centre (as it was identified) or a Community centre for what was left of the Japanese ...

Yoko Tani: the Mysterious Life of a Nikkei Actor

Terry Watada


David Toguri: An Appreciation

Terry Watada

Not much is known about David Toguri’s early life. He’s also not well-known in the Asian North American communities, especially in Canada, his birthplace—which is surprising since he is so famous in Europe. I suppose his anonymity is a testament to this talented yet humble artist.

The Christmas Creep

Terry Watada


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Terry Watada is a prolific writer. He has four poetry collections, two novels, a short story collection, two histories on Buddhism in Canada, two manga and two children's biographies in print. Besides contributing to Discover Nikkei, he contributes to the Vancouver Bulletin on a monthly basis. He looks forward to the publication of his fifth poetry collection, "The Four Sufferings", and his third novel, "The Mysterious Dreams of the Dead", in 2020.
He was a prolific musician and songwriter. He has seven albums of original songs to his credit.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • Nikkei art

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