Episode 15 – Japanese Canadians in Japan


A group of men in Fukui-ken, Japan

Nikkei National Museum collection, 2012.

SJCTM - 15 - Japanese Canadians in Japan

In this super-size episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss various experiences of Japanese Canadians in Japan, from the kika-nisei, to the war years and the difficult experience of deportees after the war, to their own stories of living there as Canadians.

Produced and hosted by Raymond Nakamura and Carolyn Nakagawa

Music by Aiko Saita

Sources/further reading and information:

Adachi, Ken. The Enemy that Never Was. Toronto: McLelland and Stewart Ltd., 1976.

Japanese-Canadian Stories from Japan. Compiled by Nobuko Nakayama and Jean Maeda. Tokyo 2011 (available in the museum shop).

Kage, Tatsuo. Uprooted Again: Japanese Canadians Move to Japan After World War II. Trans. Kathleen Chisato Merken. Toronto: Ti-Jean Press, 2012.

Kishibe, Kaye. "Uraga, Japan: August, 1946 The Making of a “Re-pat”[Kika Nisei]".

Ito, Roy. Stories of My People: A Japanese Canadian Journal. Hamilton: Promark Printing, 1994.

SEDAI: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project