Dr. Pamela Sugiman PhD. Lecture at the Royal BC Museum By Roy Katsuyama On January 28, 2018, Dr. Pamela Sugiman presented a lecture about the Japanese Canadian internment. The title of the talk was, “Acts of Kindness and Complicity: The silence of bystanders and eyewitnesses to the dispossession and internment of Japanese Canadians” The following synopsisContinue reading
The Central Vancouver Island Japanese Canadian Cultural Society (aka 7 Potatoes) received a Community Renewal grant. The grant helped us to purchase equipment, supplies, and signage for our events, supported facility rentals and honoraria for paid entertainment to support our six events in the year. The new supplies have enabled us to have better signageContinue reading
I was very curious how others would respond. I applied for the National Association of Japanese Canadians’ (NAJC) Young Leaders Fund to help support the idea, and while I was waiting to hear back about the grant, I began mentioning the idea to folks.
It is the 5th anniversary of the Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 1942 Japanese Canadian UBC students who were expelled in 1942. It’s also the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Canadians. UBC hosted a Day of Learning where we remembered the students, discussed how we may learn and never repeat the injustice. Also,Continue reading
This year marks the 94th annual Remembrance Day ceremonies, and about 400 people attended the service, in spite of the threat of rain. It was heartening to see the veterans, families, friends, and supporters huddled together to pay tribute to those Japanese Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice for our country, our community, and ourContinue reading