Just what is it with Japanese Canadian cultural centres, anyway? This episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss this phenomenon, from the JCCC in Toronto to centres in Montreal, Steveston, and even the Nikkei Centre which they're recording out of. Different centres across Canada have unique and interesting origins related to varying histories of postwar Japanese Canadian settlement, and today continue to provide space for their local communities in many ways. Many were built with the help of the redress settlement, and are important venues for celebrating multiculturalism and Japanese heritage today.
"Art Miki: Canadian Redress Leader and Human Rights Champion". Interview with Norm Ibuki.
Check out your local centre:
Seven Potatoes Society (formally the Central Vancouver Island Japanese-Canadian Cultural Society)
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