Chuck Tasaka

Chuck Tasaka é neto de Isaburo e Yorie Tasaka. O pai de Chuck foi o quarto de uma família de 19 filhos. Ele nasceu em Midway, na Colúmbia Britânica, e cresceu em Greenwood, B.C., até terminar o ginásio. O Chuck cursou a University of B.C. e se formou em 1968. Depois de se aposentar em 2002, ele desenvolveu um interesse pela história dos nikkeis. Esta foto foi tirada por Andrew Tripp do Boundary Creek Times em Greenwood.

Atualizado em outubro de 2015

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

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TOPAZ MUSEUM-DELTA, UTAH

After Moab, we drove straight west to Delta where the Topaz Museum is located, although to our disappointment the museum appeared to be closed. We stopped next door at the Delta Historic Museum where two ladies assisted us. Apparently, a volunteer there got her schedule mixed up. Again, luck was on our side and the lady opened the door to the Topaz Museum.

I didn’t expect Topaz Museum to be so complete, with wonderful displays of paintings by various artists in the camp. Topaz officially opened on September 11, 1942 and over the ...

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

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NEXT STOP: PORTLAND

Our next stop was in Portland, Oregon to visit their magnificent Japanese Garden. When Nobuo Matsunaga, the former ambassador to Japan to the U.S. visited this garden, he proclaimed it to be, “The most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.” The garden is twelve acres and nestled in the West Hills of Washington Park overlooking the city. Designed in 1963, this garden has a Flat, Tea, Strolling Pond, Natural, Hidden and Zen Garden. Their gallery, gift shop and restaurant were also great places to browse.

One added attraction ...

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

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 experiences on the local Knowledge Network, I know more about the Japanese American history.

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) history had a huge impact on me. I admire their courage and the sacrifices they made to earn the respect of fellow Americans. The soldiers of the 442nd RCT were ...

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Happy Hockey Hapas’ “Dream Season”

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 qualify for the B.C. championship.

In Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, the Islanders went undefeated in round-robin play with wins over Yukon 13-2, Racquet Club of Victoria 6-0, and Prince George 4-1. In the semi-finals, the Islanders won a close victory over Kelowna Rockets 3-2 in overtime. Davis Sato scored ...

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Mystery Album - Part 2

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Excerpts taken from the 1946 SHS Yearbook

Mayor McArthur’s speech to the 1946 grads:

Most of you are of Japanese origin, and although you are Canadians in every sense of the word, you had to undergo hardships which were caused by the hatreds which sprung up during the war. During the past four years, you have stood up under this burden in a manner which is very creditable. I have found you to be very fine children, indeed, and I will always be keenly interested in your future welfare. In time, the hard feelings caused by ...

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