Material contribuído por Masaji

Defining A New Nikkei Paradigm with Junko Mifune

Norm Masaji Ibuki

What does being Nikkei mean to you? Do I have a greater claim on Nikkeiness because my grandparents immigrated to Canada before World War Two, were interned and dispossessed of their property? Does it matter that my father served in the Canadian army? Does it matter that you can speak ...

Memoir Celebrates Yoneyama Family of Haney, B.C.

Norm Masaji Ibuki

The hands that brought me into this world were Dr. Misao Yoneyama’s at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital and it was about 30 years later that I met her and husband Dr. Wes Fujiwara during the Ghost town bus tour that was part of Homecoming, outside the Ainsworth ...

Jero and Me

Norm Masaji Ibuki

Even though American Enka-singing sensation JERO is being proclaimed at the “first black Enka singer” in Japan, I would like to claim him as one of us.

Making “Henry’s Glasses” with Brendan Uegama

Norm Masaji Ibuki

B.C. filmmaker Brendan Uegama is intensely involved in the exploration of what-it-is-to-be Nikkei today.

The Lemon Creek Harmonica Band Plays On 65 Years Later

Norm Masaji Ibuki

“Hail to new Canadians. Pledge loyalty with the land that gave us birth and our destiny yonder gleam the challenge bright, though the way be dark. All together with one voice onto victory…” words by Dr. Irene Uchida, first principal of Lemon Creek School, Officer of the Order of Canada ...

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*Sansei *Born in Toronto *Grandparents are from Shiga and Kumamoto kens* Families were interned in Kaslo, Bayfarm and on a Manitoba beet farm * Lived in Sendai, Japan from 1994 to 2004 * Teacher in Brampton, ON * Aikidoka * Writer for the Nikkei Voice for close to 20 years * Writer of "Canadian Nikkei series" which aims at preserving Canadian Nikkei stories. Future of the community? It depends on how successful we are in engaging our youth. The University of Victoria's (BC) Landscapes of Injustice project is a good one.... gambatte kudasai!

Interesses sobre os nikkeis

  • histórias comunitárias
  • histórias familiares
  • festivais/matsuri
  • culinária japonesa/nikkei
  • bairros japoneses
  • taiko
  • aikido

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