Women of Change: Celebrating Japanese Canadian Leaders

How long will I live?

I do not know.

I will continue to live

Women's Historical Role.

(Kinori Oka, Tanka Poem)


The culmination of a year-long digitization and research project (Mar 8, 2021-Apr 1, 2023) focusing on the existing collections of Japanese Canadian women leaders, the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre are proud to present a virtual exhibit that highlights the incredible stories of six Japanese Canadian women who upheld the community for over a century: Tomiko Nishimura, Miyoshi Mickey Tanaka, Michiko Midge Ayukawa, Kinori Oka, Sono Nakazawa, and Maryka Omatsu. Women of Change is available for viewing on Google Arts & Culture.

Funded by Library and Archives Canada.
Financé par Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.