In The Triumph of Citizenship. The Japanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67 (UBC Press, 2007), historian Patricia E. Roy describes the Government action in 1942 as evacuation (evacuate: remove people from a place of danger, Oxford), due to “fear that frightened and angry white British Columbians might violently attack Japanese Canadians and their property.” ...Continue reading
How to celebrate? With poetry, dance, stories, laughter, tears, and resolutions, or simply a glass of champagne! When the Redress Agreement was signed on September 22, 1988, outbursts of various expressions (even tanka verses) of extreme delight and relief were recorded, particularly in Justice in our Time (1991), by Cassandra Kobayashi and Roy Miki,...Continue reading
To help facilitate the upcoming 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Redress Agreement (September 22, 1988- September 22, 2008), a new site has been set up where one can find out more information and register for the conference. Please visit us at http://redressanniversary.najc.ca/redress....
A MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS As you have no doubt seen and heard in the local media, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre sustained considerable damage due to a structure fire that occurred shortly after 1:00 PM on Monday, February 4, 2008. Many of you personally witnessed in shock and disbelief as the inferno sent...Continue reading