Podcasts

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. Stories from the Stage launches November 18.

 

New episodes released every other Wednesday. Listen on our website, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.

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.

Stories From the Stage 1: Raymond Nakamura / Kunji Ikeda

To introduce our new series of Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me, founding co-host Raymond Nakamura interviews season host Kunji Mark Ikeda about his Japanese Canadian artistic journey to date, and what he’s looking forward to in conversations with other Japanese Canadian performing artists.

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Episode 28 – Mixed Heritage

Author: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Questions? Contact us It’s not alien, it’s utopian! In this episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss the history, the social politics, and the experience […]

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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 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 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 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 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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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. Stories from the Stage launches November 18.

 

New episodes released every other Wednesday. Listen on our website, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.

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.

Stories From the Stage 1: Raymond Nakamura / Kunji Ikeda

To introduce our new series of Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me, founding co-host Raymond Nakamura interviews season host Kunji Mark Ikeda about his Japanese Canadian artistic journey to date, and what he’s looking forward to in conversations with other Japanese Canadian performing artists.

> read more

Episode 28 – Mixed Heritage

Author: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Questions? Contact us It’s not alien, it’s utopian! In this episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss the history, the social politics, and the experience […]

> read more

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 […]

> read more

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 […]

> read more

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 […]

> read more

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 […]

> read more

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 […]

> read more

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 […]

> read more

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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