Podcasts

SJCTM Title
Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me
is a monthly podcast hosted by Raymond Nakamura and staff members at the Nikkei National Museum.  They sit around a microphone (usually in the museum's collection vault - for ambience) and have a casual discussion on a chosen Japanese Canadian topic.  The goal of this endeavour is to entertain and wow people about Japanese Canadian history and culture.

 

Episode 28 – Mixed Heritage

  Listen here: SJCTM – 28 – Mixed Heritage  It’s not alien, it’s utopian! In this episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss the history, the social politics, and the experience of […]

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Episode 26 – Taiko

  Listen here: SJCTM – 26 – Taiko In this episode, Raymond and Carolyn explore the fascinating history of Japanese taiko drumming, from its ancient roots in folk culture to […]

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Episode 24 – Cultural Centres

  Listen here: SJCTM – 24 – Cultural Centres Just what is it with Japanese Canadian cultural centres, anyway? This episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss this phenomenon, from the JCCC […]

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Episode 23 – Harmonicas

  Listen here: SJCTM – 23 – Harmonicas The harmonica was the musical instrument of choice for young nisei Japanese Canadian men in the 1930s and 1940s. Raymond and Carolyn […]

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Episode 22 – Cherry Blossoms

  Listen here: SJCTM – 22 – Cherry blossoms Join Raymond and Carolyn as they discuss figures in ancient Japanese folklore, botanical attractions in Vancouver and across Canada, and…mutants and […]

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Episode 21 – Baseball

  Listen here: SJCTM – 21 – Baseball   In this episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss the Japanese Canadian favourite of baseball. While the Vancouver Asahi are the most famous […]

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Episode 20 – Cumberland

Listen here: SJCTM – 20 – Cumberland   For our twentieth episode, Raymond and Carolyn look at the fascinating history of Japanese Canadians in the village of Cumberland on Vancouver […]

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Episode 19 – Place Names

Samurai on horseback in Vancouver; circa 1930 NNM 2010.23.2.4.707 Listen here: SJCTM – 19 – Place Names   In this episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss the who, what, where, when, […]

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Episode 1 - British Columbia Security Commission

Episode 2 - Redress

Episode 3 - Picture Brides

Episode 4 - Thomas Shoyama

Episode 5 - The Murder of Naokichi Watanabe

Episode 6 - Pidgin... Bamboo English... Japlish?

Episode 7 - Prisoner of War Camps

Episode 8 - Japanese Folklore (and its Creatures)

Episode 9 - Registration Cards

Episode 10 - Hide Hyodo Shimizu

Episode 11 - Strawberry Farming in the Fraser Valley

Episode 12 - Magic Hour

Episode 13 - Franchise

Episode 14 - Aiko Saita

Episode 15 - Japanese Canadians in Japan

Episode 16 - Japanese (Canadian) Food

Episode 17 - Obon

Episode 18 - Samurai

Episode 19 - Place Names

Episode 20 - Cumberland

Episode 21 - Baseball

Episode 22 - Cherry blossoms

Episode 23 - Harmonicas

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