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

It’s not alien, it’s utopian! In this episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss the history, the social politics, and the experience of having mixed heritage. From the reasons for so many […]

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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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