Season 4: Nikkei Women
During the run of the “Iron Willed: Women in STEM” exhibition, we will be sharing stories of Nikkei Women. Lives of remarkable Japanese Canadian women who have survived through the Japanese Canadian internment will be presented by Julie Tamiko Manning. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast platform so you don’t miss an episode and tune in weekly.
Season 3: Marpole Monogatari
The Sounds Japanese Canadian To Me podcast features a new series Marpole Monogatari on life at home, work, and in the community for Japanese Canadians in pre-War Marpole. Hear David Suzuki’s father talk about the birth of his twins, as well as Joy Kogawa singing a favourite song from kindergarten. Hear Mush Arima talk about buying a chicken from David Suzuki’s grandmother, along with other stories of triumph and tragedy from former residents, descendants, and associates.
Stories From the Stage: 2020-21
In the age of social distancing, performing artist Kunji Mark Ikeda takes the reins of Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me to lead a series of in-depth conversations with some of today's most exciting Japanese Canadian performing artists.
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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development, and the Rozsa Foundation.
Season 1: 2013-2017
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.
The Nikkei Women series introduces you to Mary Kitagawa who is an educator, human rights crusader, and Order of BC recipient.> read more
Margaret Lyons broke down many barriers for Japanese Canadian women with her successful career in broadcast journalism.> read more
Midge Ayukawa earned degrees in chemistry and later became a Japanese Canadian historian.> read more
Marie Katsuno was one of almost 4000 Japanese Canadians deported to Japan after the Second World War.> read more
Japanese Canadian classic A Child in Prison Camp was written and illustrated by Shizuye Takashima.> read more
Hide Hyodo Shimizu was an activist and teacher in the Japanese Canadian community.> read more
Muriel Kitagawa was an eloquent voice for the Canada-born nisei generation.> read more
Hanako Sato immigrated to teach at the Vancouver Japanese Language School.> read more
Kinori Oka was a picture bride from Japan.> read more
Irene Uchida was a renowned down syndrome researcher.> read more