Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement 20th Anniversary Celebration Website: http://redressanniversary.najc.ca/redress/conference.html Q: What is the most important date in the history of Canadians of Japanese origin? A: September 22, 1988, of course. This is the date on which the process of renewal began for all Japanese Canadians. For the first time in our history, we felt enabledContinue reading
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.” SheContinue 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, andContinue 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 plumesContinue reading