Norm Masaji Ibuki

O escritor Norm Masaji Ibuki mora em Oakville, na província de Ontário no Canadá. Ele vem escrevendo com assiduidade sobre a comunidade nikkei canadense desde o início dos anos 90. Ele escreveu uma série de artigos (1995-2004) para o jornal Nikkei Voice de Toronto, nos quais discutiu suas experiências de vida no Sendai, Japão. Atualmente, Norm trabalha como professor de ensino elementar e continua a escrever para diversas publicações.

Atualizado em dezembro de 2009

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Raymond Moriyama's Sakura Ball Speech - Part 3

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CHAPTER FOUR—AS A MAN DOING THINGS OTHER THAN ARCHITECTURE

Sachi and I have covered the Seven Continents. What is the most important thing we were learning??? To listen to the world and know it is alive, not inanimate and dead to be exploited for Homo sapiens’ selfish benefit. Sachi and I are not leftists and/or heavy-handed greenies. If anything, I am a complimentarily and paradox of Roman Catholicism and Zen Buddhism.

My involvement as a Chair of Environmental, Ecological And Human Factors in Richard Rohmer’s MidCanada Studies and Conferences in the ‘60s covering a ...

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Raymond Moriyama's Sakura Ball Speech - Part 2

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CHAPTER TWO—AS A YOUTH 12/13 AND 18

War is hell! Physically facing an enemy is hell! It is even more of a psychological hell when your own country, the country of your birth, without warning, insensitively and officiously stamps you an “enemy alien,” disowns you and expels you to an internment camp in the mountains far away from home.

It was referred to in the House as a minor incident on the West Coast. Father was sent to a POW camp in Ontario for resisting the Government’s contradictory action of going to war to ...

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Raymond Moriyama's Sakura Ball Speech - Part 1

One of the most famous Canadian Nisei names is that of Raymond Moriyama, the internationally renowned architect of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.

Moriyama, 80, was imprisoned along with 21,000 Canadian Nikkei during World War Two. His family was held at the Bayfarm, British Columbia internment camp. It was during this tumultuous period of his life that he built his famous ‘treehouse’ which has since been the inspiration of many of his award-winning designs.

Founded in 1958 by Raymond Moriyama in Toronto, Canada, Moriyama & Teshima ...

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NAJC President Terumi Kuwada Interview

Come this fall, Terumi Kuwada, 63, the current National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) will be stepping down to make way for her successor.

As a Canadian community at a crossroads, it’s important for us to be proud of the contributions of Nikkei throughout Canada’s history towards helping build this nation’s sense of who and what it is as a multinational haven that is the envy of the world. However, as we have, to a certain extent, moved beyond the days of ‘open’ racism towards our community, beyond internment and into a new millennium, we have, largely ...

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My Aunt Hiroko Nagaike Sensei - Part 2

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Sensei’s eldest son, Fumiyasu, 61, is now the official head of the clinic, carrying on in traditional fashion. Her two other sons are also doctors: Yasuo is a dentist in Tokyo and Hiroshi has his own clinic in Saitama. However, the future of the women’s clinic is an uncertain one as there are no grandchildren in line to carry on the legacy into a third generation.

The unobtrusive, beige-tiled clinic is located in the remarkably tight and well ordered downtown area. The beige Mercedes S-class car is squeezed precariously on to a bit of sidewalk ...

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