The last meal I shared with Jim Wong Chu was in 2016 at the Arisu Korean Restaurant at Bloor and Bathurst in Toronto’s Markham Village. He loved Asian cuisine and made a study of it throughout his life. On that day, he was looking for kalbi, Korean short ribs marinated in a thick aromatic sauce. Continue reading
The NAJC has been keen to promote and preserve the legacy of the community, including the arts. Our goal is to enshrine the legacy of Japanese Canadian artists whose creative works were made prior to the internet era, and have been lost to time. Continue reading
by Terry Watada Editor’s note: While Terry is on his summer hiatus, we decided to look back on his nearly thirty years of writing about and for the Japanese Canadian community and by extension the Asian Canadian community. We will be reprinting some his columns until his return. I don’t mean to get off on...Continue reading
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Memorial Park, Sunday, August 6 7:30pm. Lantern & Paper Crane Making 7:30-8:30pm. Official Ceremony 8:30pm. Launch of Lanterns 9:15pm.
On June 28th, 2017, the Nishga Girl gill net boat, owned by Hereditary Chief Harry Nyce and built by the late Japanese Canadian boat builder, Judo “Jack” Tasaka, was formally re-installed in the Nishga Girl Salon at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. In attendance were 90 guests that included 46 dancers, singers...
More than 80 groups gathered around the fire in Oodena Circle at the Forks in downtown Winnipeg in a partnership with the City of Winnipeg to sign the Indigenous Accord. Mayor Brian Bowman and City Council adopted the Accord as an important step towards the City’s Journey of Reconciliation and invited individuals and organizations to...Continue reading
Paul Kariya to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame The National Association of Japanese Canadians and its 17-member organization sends its congratulations to Vancouver born Paul Kariya for being selected to The Hockey Hall of Fame. We are equally proud that Paul is the first inductee of Asian heritage and the first Japanese...Continue reading
by Terry Watada Editor’s note: While Terry is on his summer hiatus, we decided to look back on his nearly thirty years of writing about and for the Japanese Canadian community and by extension the Asian Canadian community. We will be reprinting some his columns until his return. Ah, the ironies of life. I’m not...Continue reading