Nikkei Images is a publication of the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. The publication focuses on the history of ethnic Japanese (or Nikkei) in Canada. The first issue was published in January 1996.

Publishing Agreement
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A Call for Writers
Do you have family or community stories that should be preserved? Write for Nikkei Images, the tri-annual publication produced by the Nikkei National Museum! Join our team of writers and editors to share your ideas relating to Japanese Canadian history, culture, and arts. For more info, contact Linda Reid at

2018 – Volume 23

Volume 23, No. 1

  • p.4 “My Grandfather and the Cariboo Gold Mine” by Teruo Nakanishi
  • p.8 “Japanese Charcoal Pit Kilns in the Gulf Islands: History, Archaeology, Anthropology” by Stephen Nemtin
  • p.14 “Lion Valet: A Successful Dry Cleaning and Alteration Business” by Linda Kawamoto Reid and Yosh Arai
  • p.19 “A Man with Two Names” by Judy Teague
  • p.22 “Yobun Shima Uncovers a Baseball Legacy”
  • Back Cover "Hide Hyodo Shimizu's Legacy" by Michele Hii

Download complete issue: Volume 23, No. 1






Volume 23, No. 2

  • p.4 "Minidoka Pilgrimage by a Canadian Yonsei" by Kayla Isomura
  • p.6 "The New Canadian’s poetic spirit" by Carolyn Nakagawa
  • p.9 “JETsetting in Japan” by Emiko Newman
  • p.12 “ 'you aren’t nice': On kinship, home, and being angry” by Nicole Yakashiro and Angela Kruger
  • p.19 “Japanese Omurice” by Yumi Nakatsu-Ariura
  • p.20 "A Yonsei Foodie Comes to Vancouver" by Kara Isozaki
  • p.21 "A Summer at the Nikkei National Museum" by Kaitlin Findlay
  • Back Cover "Marie Katsuno’s Pin" by Nathalie Picard

Download complete issue: Volume 23, No. 2

2017 – Volume 22

Volume 22, No. 1

  • p.4 “Our Journey: Revisiting Tashme and New Denver after 70 Years”(part 1) by Micki Nakashima
  • p.8 “mensch.” by Erica Isomura
  • p.10 “Karl Konishi – a Memoir” by Karl Konishi
  • p.14 “Trans-Pacific Voyage: Kawabata Family’s 125 Years” by Yusuke Tanaka
  • p.18 “A Tribute to a Remarkable Man: Soi Isomura” by Kim (Oikawa) Kobrle
  • p.22 “Yuriko Obayashi Barrow: A Life History” by “Vicky” Yuriko Barrow

Download complete issue: Volume 22, No. 1



Volume 22, No.2

  • p.4 “Our Journey: Revisiting Tashme and New Denver After 70 Years (part 2)” by Micki Nakashima
  • p. 10 “JAPANESE PROBLEM – a performance” Courtesy of Universal Limited
  • p.14 “Nakatani-Wakita: A Family Story (part 1)” by Yusuke Tanaka
  • p. 19 “Trans-Pacific Voyage: Kawabata Family’s 125 Years (part 2)”
  • p. 23 “let it not happen” poem by jeff Tanaka
  • Back cover “Telegrams to Grand Fords, 1942″ by Kaitlin Findlay

Download complete issue: Volume 22, No. 2


Volume 22, No. 3

  • p.4 “Our Journey: Revisiting Tashme and New Denver After 70 Years (part 3)” by Micki Nakashima
  • p. 12 “Steveston Community Society and the Nikkei Community” by Kelvin Higo
  • p.16 “Thomas Hiroshi Madokoro”
  • p. 19 “Karl Konishi: A Memoir, part 2″ by Karl Konishi
  • Back cover “Treasure from the Collection” by Nathan Yeo

Download complete issue: Volume 22, No.3

2016 – Volume 21

Volume 21, No. 1, Spring 2016

  • p.4 “Cindy Mochizuki’s Paper” by Carolyn Nakagawa
  • p.6 “Remembering Mits Goto” by Kiyo Goto, Sherri Kajiwara, Cathy Makihara
  • p.8 “My Father, “Repatriation” and Medicare” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.15 “Stan Fukawa: A Lifelong Advocate for the Marginalized” by Howard Shimokura and Masako Fukawa
  • p.19 “The European Gentleman” by Kim (Oikawa) Kobrle
  • p.24 “Treasures from the Collection -Branston Violet Ray Generator” by Audrey MacDonald

Download complete issue: Volume 21, No. 1



Volume 21, No. 2, Summer 2016

  • p.4 “Picture Brides – An Introduction” by Howard Shimokura
  • p.6 “A Tale of Two Baa-chans” by Raymond Nakamura
  • p.8 “Leaving Home: The Lives of Japanese Picture Brides” by Lane McGarrity
  • p.11 “Picture of a Bride” by Carolyn Nakagawa
  • p.12 Lillie Reiko Hamaguchi “My Story”
  • p. 15 “Memories of Itoko Imada” compiled by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p. 18 “Kinori Shinohara and Sanzo Oka: About Their Marriage” by B. Masako Stillwell
  • p.24 “Treasures from the Collection – Brown Suitcase” by Jessica Gerlach

Download complete issue: Volume 21, No. 2


Volume 21, No. 3, Fall 2016

  • p.4 “Our Conscription Crisis” by Kaye Kishibe
  • p.8 “Nippon Fujinkai – Japanese Women’s Associations” by Eiji Okawa
  • p.10 “From World War I Battlefields to Vancouver, BC” submitted by Susan Yatabe
  • p.14 “Aitoku Yamasaki” by Sanae Fukushima, Gen Sato, and Ruth Simpson
  • p.18 “An Extraordinary Life – Saburo Shinobu” by Susan and Kazuko Yatabe
  • p.24 “Treasures from the Collection – Bust of Yasushi Yamazaki” by Carolyn Nakagawa

Download complete issue: Volume 21, No. 3

2015 – Volume 20

Volume 20, No. 1, Spring 2015

  • p.2 “Celebrate Spring” by Momoko Ito
  • p.3 “Time for Change” by Beth Carter
  • p.4 “Kiyoshi Izumi, Saskatchewan Nisei Architect” by Kam Teo
  • p.12 “Staying Busy in Tashme” by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p.14 “Racism and the Expropriation on Saltspring Island” by Brian Smallshaw
  • p.22 “The Story of the Exchange” by Howard Shimokura
  • p.24 “Treasures from the Collection – A Desk from Tashme” by Linda Kawamoto Reid

Download complete issue: Volume 20, No. 1



Volume 20, No. 2, Summer 2015

  • p.4 Message from the new Director
  • p.6 “Kondo: A Shrimp Fishing Family in Vancouver”
  • p.8 “100-year old Charcoal Kiln found on Salt Spring Island”
  • p.10 “Memories of My Life” by Rev Susumu Kyojo Ikuta
  • p.17 “Tashme Historical Project: An Update”
  • p.19 “George Nakamura turns 88″ by Raymond Nakamura
  • p.19 “Treasures from the Collection”

Download complete issue: Volume 20, No.2



Volume 20, No. 3, Fall 2015

  • p.4 “Celebrating Over Thirty Years” by Sherri Kajiwara
  • p.5 “Preserving our Japanese Canadian History & Heritage” by Frank Kamiya
  • p.8 “The Last Living Asahi: Kaye Kaminishi and His Life in Baseball” by Howard Shimokura
  • p.12 The Museum in Photos
  • p.16 “Roy Tomomichi Sumi: Renowned Designer and Architect of Japanese Gardens” by Emiko Sumi and Howard Shimokura
  • p.20 “Treasures from the Collection – Centre Model” by Carolyn Nakagawa

Download complete issue: Volume 20, No.3

2014 – Volume 19

Volume 19, No.1, Spring 2014

  • p.2  “The Final Negotiation” by Cassandra Kobayashi
  • p.3  “POST-REDRESS” by Beth Carter
  • p.4  “A Call for Justice” by Beth Carter
  • p.6  “Fighting for Redress” by Art Miki
  • p.8  “Redress after 25 years” by Tatsuo Kage
  • p.14  “What does Redress mean to you?”
  • p.16  “A Perfect Storm” by Randy Enomoto
  • p.18  “No Japs from the Rockies to the Sea” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.22  “Midge Eulogy” by Karen Kobayashi
  • p.24  “Treasure from the Collections”

Download complete issue: Volume 19, No.1



Volume 19, No.2, Summer 2014

  • p.1 Cover photo – The Consulate of Japan in Vancouver
  • p.2 “The Consulate of Japan in Vancouver” by Rachael Nakamura
  • p.3 “Summer Students help us get the job done!” by Beth Carter
  • p.4 “PARALLEL PATHS” by Consul General Seiji Okada
  • p.10 “Celebrating 125 years of the Japanese Consulate in Vancouver”
  • p.14 “Speaking to My Own” by Terry Watada
  • p.20 “Yesaki Family Chronicles – Part 1″ by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p.24 “Treasures from the Collection” by Brett Hyska

Download complete issue: Volume 19, No. 2


Volume 19, No.3, Fall 2014

  • p.2 Cover photo –  Tim Tamashiro Honours his Grandfather Masuro
  • p.3 “Remembering” by Beth Carter
  • p.4 “Shichi Teikichi: The First to Die” by Kaye Kishibe
  • p.6 “Canadian Japanese Association (Kanada Nipponjin Kai) by Kaye Kishibe
  • p.12 “Lest We Forget 1914-2014″ by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p.16 “Saraba…Farewell”
  • p.18 “Private Iizuka: The Union Jack wants YOU…” by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p.20 “The Fighting Tenth” by Momoko Ito
  • p.22 “Medicine Hat’s Japanese-Canadian Soldiers” by Robert Bruce Shepard
  • p.24 “Treasures from the Collection” by Scott Owens

Download complete issue: Volume 19, No. 3

2013 – Volume 18


Vol. 18, No. 1 Spring, 2013

  • p. 2  “The Strength of Nikkei Women”
  • p. 3  “Telling Everyone’s Stories in the Museum” by Beth Carter
  • p. 4  “The Diary of Kazue (Shiyoji) Oye” translated by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 10   “Jean Shigeko Kitagawa” by Masako Fukawa
  • p. 16 “Celebrating Nikkei Women”
  • p. 18   “My Share of Good Luck” by Margaret Lyons
  • p. 24  “Treasures from the Collection”

Download complete issue: Volume 18, No 1



Vol. 18, No. 2  Summer, 2013

  • p. 2  “Japanese Canadians at Hastings Park, 1942″
  • p. 3  “Crossing Borders” by Beth Carter
  • p. 4  “Reminiscences of My Stay in the Livestock Building” by Frances Kuniko Nakagawa
  • p. 6  “The Nishimura Family Internment Experience” by James Nishimura
  • p.11  “The Making of a “Re-pat” [Kika Nisei]” by Kaye Kishibe
  • p. 12  “Nisei 5-pin Bowling Leagues in BC” by Masako Fukawa
  • p.17  “Shirley Yamake Kakutani Omatsu” by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p.18  “Remembering Yasunobu (Anshin) Sugwara” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 20  “The Last Japanese Family to Leave Tashme” by Tak Negoro
  • p. 24  “Treasures from the Collection”

Download complete issue: Volume 18, No 2

Supplemental Article: The Making of a Re-Pat by Kaye Kishibe


2012 – Volume 17

Volume 17, No. 1, Spring 2012

  • p.1 Mrs. Hayashi’s House in New Denver
  • p.2 Life in New Denver, by Beth Carter
  • p.3 What does Membership Mean, by Beth Carter
  • p.4 Where Canadian Nikkei were Exiled, by Stan Fukawa
  • p.6 The Power of Euphemism, by Roy Miki
  • p.7 Reflections, by Ken Noma
  • p.8 Life in a “Self-supporting” Nikkei Family’s Shack, by Stan Fukawa
  • p.11 Lemon Creek Memories, by Midge Ayukawa
  • p.17 It happened here too, by Alexandra Wood
  • p.18 Memories of Taylor Lake, by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p.22 Oak Bluff and Winnipeg, by Margaret Lyons
  • p.24 Treasures from the Collections

Download complete issue: Volume 17, No. 1

Volume 17, No. 2, Summer 2012

  • p.2  Rintaro Hayashi on the Fraser River, by Mariko Kazuta
  • p.3 Reeling in an exhibit, by Beth Carter
  • p.4 Ryoshi: Nikkei Fishermen of the BC Coast, by Raymond Nakamura
  • p.6 Jinshiro and Koyuki Yesaki, by Moe Yesaki
  • p.12 Return to Clayoquot Island, by Christine Kondo
  • p.14 Rescuing Wayward Men and Raising the Status of the Japanese In Canada:Early Goals for a Chapel/Hospital, by Stan Fukawa
  • p.17 The Restoration of Two Japanese-built Fishing Boats, the ‘NAKATA’ and ‘SEAGULL,’ by Robert Critchley
  • p.11 Lemon Creek Memories, by Midge Ayukawa
  • p.17 It happened here too, by Alexandra Wood
  • p.18 Confiscation of vessels owned by Nikkei fishermen, 1941, by Masako Fukawa
  • p.24 Treasures from the Collection, by Bronwen Bird

Download complete issue: Volume 17, No 2

Volume 17, No. 3, Fall 2012

  • p.1 Skating Gals At Tashme
  • p.2 Were You In Tashme?
  • p.3 Many Thanks…, by Beth Carter
  • p.4 95th Anniversary Of Vimy Ridge, by Linda Reid
  • p.6 Victoria’s Japanese Tea Garden, by Ann-Lee & Gordon Switzer
  • p.12 Birch Shinai, by Hirokazu Okusa
  • p.15 Kamiya Family Relocation To Oak Bluff, Manitoba, by Frank Kamiya
  • p.118 Memories … From The 1930’S To The 1950’S, by Mitsuko Shirley Teramoto
  • p.24 Treasures from the Collections

Download complete issue: Volume 17, No 3



2011 – Volume 16

Vol. 16, No. 1 Spring 2011

  • p.2 Store on Powell Street
  • p.3 Quick! Hayaku!
  • p.4 Monogatari: Tales of Powell Street (1920-1942)
  • p.5 Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall
  • p.6 Powell Street and the Japanese Canadian Community
  • p.8 St. Joseph’s Oriental Hospital (1928-1946)
  • p.10 Life on Powell Street (1900-1942)
  • p.12 Back in Powell Street
  • p.16 What Powell Street Means to Me
  • p.21 Delivering Fish Products to Powell Street
  • p.22 Reflections on the Powell Street Festival
  • p.24 Folding Pocket Camera

Download complete issue: Volume 16 No. 1


Vol. 16, No. 2, Summer 2011

  • p.2 The Royal Visit of 1939 by Bryan Akasawa
  • p.3 Building Community Partnerships by Beth Carter
  • p.4 A Visit to Mio Village and its Canada Immigration Museum by Stan Fukawa
  • p.6 World War II and Kika-nisei by Haruji (Harry) Mizuta
  • p.11 Two Unusual Artifacts!
  • p.12 From Kaslo to New Denver – A Road Trip by Carl Yokota
  • p.14 One Big Hapa Family by Christine Kondo
  • p.15 Jinzaburo Oikawa Descendents Survive Earthquake
    and Tsunami by Stan Fukawa
  • p.16 Growing Up on Salt Spring Island by Raymond Nakamura
  • p.20 “Just Add Shoyu” review by Margaret Lyons
  • p.21 Forever the Vancouver ASAHI Baseball Team!
    by Norifumi Kawahara
  • p.22 The Postwar M.A. Berry Growers Co-op by Stan Fukawa
  • p.24 Treasures from the Collections

Download complete issue: Volume 16 No. 2


Vol. 16, No. 3, Fall 2011

  • p.1 Kojiro Ebisuzaki on Grouse Mountain
  • p.2 Ski Season!, by Momoko Ito and Beth Carter
  • p.3 Volunteers Keep the Museum Ticking, by Beth Carter
  • p.4 Background of the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Committee, by Frank Kamiya
  • p.7 Japanese Canadian Soldiers from Southern Alberta in WWII, by David B. Iwaasa
  • p.12 Asahi Team Honoured with a Plaque, by Beth Carter
  • p.13 In Memorium – James Fukui
  • p.14 Lost in Translation: Attorney Ka-a-bo-o-ru, Supporter of Japanese Canadians, by Stanley Fukawa
  • p.16 Balloon Bombs from Japan, 1945 (in Japanese) by Mr. Suguwara
  • p.22 Just enough, Book review by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p.23 Mystery of the missing luck, Book review by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p.24 Treasures from the Collections

Download complete issue: Volume 16 No. 3


2010 – Volume 15

Special Anniversary Issue 2010

  • p. 3  “Celebrating Ten Years!” by Miko Hoffman
  • pp. 4-5  “The Dream of the Centre” by Cathy Makihara
  • pp. 6-7  “Saving the History of Japanese Canadians” by Frank Kamiya and Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 8-9   “Treasures from the Collections”
  • pp. 10-11  “The Auxiliary: Volunteer Service for the Centre and the Greater Community” by Yoshi Hashimoto
  • p. 12 “Thank you”
  • p. 13 “Thomas Kunito Shoyama” by Michiko Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 13  “George Oikawa – Persistence Pays Off!” by Linda Reid
  • p. 14  “Fond Recollections”

Download complete issue: Gala Anniversary Issue


Vol. 15, No. 1  Spring, 2010

  • p. 2  “The Faces of 328 Powell Street” by Carmen Lam
  • p.3  “Big Changes with Nikkei Images” by Beth Carter
  • p.4  “The Hirota/Obayashi Families” by Theodore T. Hirota
  • p.10  “A Sewing Pattern for a Boy’s Sailor Suit” by Alexis Jensen
  • p.12  “The Tanaka Tofu Shop on Powell Street” recorded by Stanley Fukawa, edited by Mickey Tanaka
  • p. 16  “The Japanese Population of Steveston at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p.18  “The Japanese Cemetery in Broome, Australia” by Stanley Fukawa

Download complete issue: Volume 15 No. 1


Volume 15, no.2, Summer 2010

  • p.2  “Powell Street, c.1936″
  • p.3  “Celebrating our National Heritage” by Beth Carter
  • p.4  “A Cultural Trip to Korea” by Yvonne Wakabayashi
  • p.6  “The Name of the Father of the Boy Minoru” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.8  “Grandfather Kenjiro” by Laurie Dinsmore
  • p.10  “Jordan Kitagawa” by Landon Kitagawa
  • p.15  “My Olympic Paintings” by Joyce Kamikura
  • p.16  “Remembering the 1907 Anti-Asian Riot” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.17  “Ebisu Park” by Masako Fukawa
  • p.22  “Happy Times” by Theodore T. Hirota
  • p.24  “Treasure from the Collections”

Download complete issue: Volume 15 No. 2


Volume 15, no.3, Winter 2010

  • p.2 A Southeast Asian Diary, 1946
  • p.3 A New Plan for the Future, by  Beth Carter
  • p.4 The Rogers Pass Avalanche, by Tomoaki Fujimura
  • p.10 The Taiji Whale Museum, by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p.13 In memory of Misao Fujiwara, by Frank Kamura
  • p.13 Grandfather Kenjiro – an addition, by Laurie Dinsmore
  • p.14 Four years in Hell, book review by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p.16 Remembering the “Forgotten War”- Japanese Canadians in Korea, 1950-1953, by Roy Kawamoto
  • p.20 The Gardeners’ Association and the Nikkei Centre’s Mochi-Tsuki, by Stan Fukawa
  • p.21 Misty Skeena River (a short excerpt), by Tom Sando
  • p.22 Nikkei Place: Rebuilding a Sense of Place in the Nikkei Landscape, by Michael C. Wilson
  • p.24 Treasures from the Collection, by Alexis Jensen

Download complete issue: Volume 15 No. 3

Misty Skeena River by Tom Sando

Download full article: Misty Skeena River

2009 – Volume 14

Volume 14, no.1, Spring 2009

  • p1. Susumu ‘Sus’ Tabata by Susanne Tabata
  • p5. The Japanese Fishing Community of Ucluele Pre-1942 by Larry Mackawa
  • p8. Spirit of the Nikkei Fleet BC’s Japanese Canadian Fisherman
  • p9.  Order of Canada Receipients in the Nikkei Community by Carl Yokota
  • p10. Dantai Constitution, 1900 translated by Stan Fukawa
  • p15. Nikkei Group Formed in Yukon by Fumi Torigai
  • p15. Wada Mysteries Uncoverd in Yukon by Lillian Nakamura Maguire
  • p16. 解明される和田重次郎の謎、ユーコン (リリアン中村マグワイアー)
  • p17. チゴ畑の家の話
  • p22. ブック・レビュー”日系人の経験と国際移動”

Download complete issue: Volume 14 No. 1


Volume 14, no.2, Summer 2009

  • p.1  “New Museum Director-Curator: Beth Carter” by Miko Hoffman
  • p.2  “Report from Beth Carter”
  • p. 2  “A Review of Obachan’s Garden” by Rhys Davies
  • p. 4  “Ucluelet Fishermen’s Coop Constitution (Yuukuretto Gyogyo Kaisha Kiyaku)” translated by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 11  “National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund Recipients”
  • p. 11  “Report from the Executive Director” by Miko Hoffman
  • p.13  “Hapa – the New Face of the Japanese Canadian Community” by Christine Kondo
  • p.15  “Making Two Good Books – Nikkei Fishermen” by Paul Kariya
  • p.16  “The Tasaka Family History” by Ted Ohashi and Yvonne Wakabayashi
  • p.22  “Nikkei Place Volunteer Appreciation BBQ” by Carl Yokota
  • p23. サンドン 西村咲弥訳

Download complete issue: Volume 14 No. 2


Volume 14, no.3, Winter 2009

  • p.2  “Koichiro Sanmiya at the Hollow Tree 1920″ by Laura Hough
  • p.3  “Discovering the Collections” by Beth Carter
  • p. 3  “Twice Was Nice: A Royal Japanese Experience” by Carl Yokota
  • p.8  “Classic WW II Recipe for Stretching Soy Sauce in Canada” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.9  “Japanese Canadian Fishermen’s Assn Contributions” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.12  “The Japanese Weapon in the Strawberry King Competition” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.13  “A Christmas Tale” by Tom Sando
  • p.15  “Shoji Nishihata: Profile of a JCNM Volunteer” by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p.17  “I Felt We Had Come a Long Way” by Daniel Pi
  • p.19  “The Legacy of Nakamura Florist” by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p.23  “Hidden Treasures of the JCNM” by Sean Riley
  • p.24  “Two Views”

Download complete issue: Volume 14 No. 3

2008 – Volume 13

Volume 13, No.1  Spring 2008

  • p1. Issei Volunteer Soldiers of the First World War by kaya Kishibe
  • p6. My Life as an Immigrant, Artist and Gallery Owner by Motoko
  • p10. Ben Akira Iwasaki: How to Live to be Over One Hundred by Lynne R. Gardiner
  • p16. Travis Murao: A Profile in Courage by Kim Kobrle
  • p19. Heritage on the Rocks: Nori-Tori on the West Coast by Ann – Lee Switzer
  • p23. Lemon Creek Reunion – Toronto 2007 by Leslie Komori
  • p26. Nikkei Fishermen Biographies and Photos Volume Launched by Stan Fukawa
  • p27. Nikkei Place Update – February 2008 by Cathy Makihara

Download complete issue: Volume 13 No. 1


Volume 13, No.2  Summer 2008

  • p. 1  “Kaslo Museum Exhibit Honours Wartime Nikkei Journalists” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 3  “The Cork Mill” by Doreen Montgomery Braverman
  • p. 5  “The Box” by Theodore T. Hirota
  • p. 6  “Jujiro Wada – Dog-Musher under the Northern Lights” by Lillian Nakamura Maguire
  • p. 8  “Three Films by Hirokazu Kore-eda” by Rhys Davies, QC
  • p. 11  “Artisan Sakemaker Celebrates First Year Anniversary” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 12  “Memories of BC’s Soft Fruits” by Margaret Lyons
  • p.  13  “The Vancouver Junior Go Association” by Paul Fulford
  • p. 14  “Family History Series No.9: Nikkei Fisherman Tohachiro “Toki” Kondo” by Christine Kondo
  • p. 19  “JCNM and UBC Press Launch Two New Books”
  • p. 20  “The Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship” by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 21  “Traditional Remedies, Part 2″ by Mary Ohara
  • p. 21  “An Umeboshi a Day…” by Christine Kondo
  • p. 21  “Medicinal Umeboshi” by Shizuko Mikurube
  • p. 22  “32nd Annual Powell Street Festival”
  • p. 23 “Redress 20th Anniversary Celebrations”
  • p. 23  “The Life of Paper; JCNM Exhibit”
  • p.24  “Otakara Hakkutsu – a Big Success” by Carl Yokota

Download complete issue: Volume 13 No. 2


Volume 13, No.3  Fall 2008

  • p. 1  “The River Garage” by Theodore T. Hirota
  • p. 3  “20th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement – Let’s Celebrate Together” by Grace Eiko Thomson
  • p. 4  “Giri and Ninjo: Reflections on Redress” by Terry Watada
  • p. 10  “Mithlkum Belis: Nisga’a’s Shining Star” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 14  “1897 Constitution of the Steveston Fishermen’s Dantai” translated with comments by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 16  “The Hope Friendship Garden: A Memorial” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 17  “Wild Birds” exhibit
  • p. 18  “The Reality of Nikka Yuko” by Robert Hironaka
  • p. 20  “Harbour Publishing Announces Second Book on Nikkei Fishermen”
  • p. 20  “JCNM and Nikkei Place Highlights”
  • p. 21  “Watari Dori – Capturing the Redress Spirit” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 21  “A Family Affair” by Maiko Bae Yamamoto

Download complete issue: Volume 13 No. 3


Volume 13, No.4, Winter 2008

  • p. 1  “Messages from Cathy Makihara, Craig Ngai Natsuhara and Miko Hoffman”
  • p. 3  “Board of Directors of the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre”
  • p. 3  “2nd Annual NAAAP Spotlight on Leadership Honours Harry Aoki” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 4.  “Book Review: Hiroshima Immigrants in Canada 1891-1941 (Michiko Midge Ayukawa)” reviewed by William McMichael
  • p. 6  “Artist/Craftsman Series No.13: Dreams, Reflections and Flight” by Naoko Takenouchi
  • p. 9  “Redress – 20 Years Later” by Art Miki
  • p. 10  “Satoshi (Sally) Nakamura (1908-1992)” by Kaye Kishibe
  • p. 12  “The Journey to Find My Father’s Resting Site in Japan” by Ken Kiyoshi Endo
  • p. 16  “Greenwood, Midway, Grand Forks and Christina Lake Reunion, June 29th, 2008″ by Carol Sogawa
  • p. 17  “Family History Series No.9: A Story of a Berry Farming Family” by Linda Kawamoto Reid
  • p. 22  “Book Review: Wild Birds (Donna Yoshitake Wuest) reviewed by Edzard Teubert
  • p. 23  “野鳥 (Wild Birds)” by Sakura Nishimura – in Japanese

Download complete issue: Volume 13 No. 4


2007 – Volume 12


Volume 12, No.1, Spring 2007

  • p. 1  “Thomas Kunito Shoyama: My Mentor, My Friend” by Dr. Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 5  “National Treasure Lost, Nikkei Community Loses Inspirational Leader” by Robert Banno
  • p. 5  “Message to the Students” by Thomas Shoyama, 1944
  • p. 6  “Why I Am Buying Victory Bonds” by Thomas Shoyama, 1943
  • p. 6  “So This Was Our Domination”  by Thomas Shoyama, 1943
  • p. 7  “The Paradox of the Vancouver Riot of 1907″ by Dr. Patricia Roy
  • p. 10  “Powell Street Riot” by Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 12  “Perspectives on the 1907 Riots” by Woan-Jen Wang
  • p. 15  “Kozo Kitagawa and the Omiya Shoten and Tad’s Sporting Goods” by Mitsuo Yesaki and Tad Kitagawa
  • p. 19  “Hapa Animator a Voice for the Future” by Christine Kondo
  • p. 20  “Japanese Canadian National Museum: Winter 2006 Highlights” by Tim Savage
  • p. 21  “Nitobe Memorial Garden” by Christine Kondo
  • p. 22  “February 2007 Nikkei Place Update” by Cathy Makihara
  • p. 23  “Kenzo Mori” by Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 23  バンクーバー暴動

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Volume 12, No.2, Summer 2007

  • p.1  “Tosh Mukaida: A man of Convictions” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.3  “Potato Kings, the Fujimoto Clones” by Terry Fujimoto
  • p.6  “Support your Museum with a Gift or Bequest”
  • p.7  “A Tribute to Sakuya Nishimura” by Tim Savage
  • p.8  “Norm Takeuchi’s Banners Grace Vancouver Streets” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.9  “Nikkei Fishermen’s Project Two-Volume History Coming Soon”
  • p.10  “Organizing the 2007 Anniversaries of Change” by Stan Fukawa
  • p.11  “Always” reviewed by Dale Banno
  • p.13  “Profile of Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata” by Christine Kondo
  • p.14  “June 2007 Nikkei Place Update”
  • p.15  “Mary Miki Madokoro (nee Kimoto)” by Dennis Madokoro
  • p.19  “Things to Remember When Visiting North America’s Japanese Gardens” by Edzard Teubert
  • p.21  “Remembering Jack Duggan”
  • p.23  “2007 Obon Tour of Vancouver Island”

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Volume 12, No.3, Autumn 2007

  • p.1 Alisa Noda(1956 – 2007)
  • p.2 A Celebration of Life – Alisa Noda by Gordon Kadota, Director, NNMHC
  • p.3 Gobo – A Japanese Canadian Heirloom Vegetable by Christine Kondo
  • p.4 What’s New and Different for Fall 2007 by Cathy Makihara, CEO
  • p.4 Matsutake Dreaming
  • p.7 Nikkei War Veterans: Ryoichi and Yutaka Kobayashi by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p.10 The Memorial on Vimy Ridge by Roy Kawamoto
  • p.11 My Time in Tokyo by Alyssa Vallente
  • p.12 Anniversary 07 – Remembering the Asian History og WC Canada by Stan Fukawa
  • p.13 Mary Miki Madokoro (nee Kimoto)(Part II) by Dennis Madokoro
  • p.17 A Friend indeed – Memories of Jack Duggan by Reiko Tagami, Assistant Archivist, Japanese Canadian National Museum
  • p.19 Japanese Fisherman’s Hospital Office and Nurses’ Residence
  • p.21 “The Burmese Harp” and “Fire on the Plains” by Dale Banno
  • p.22 Traditional Remedies by Mary Ohara
  • p.23 “My Life So Far” by Eileen Hirota
  • p.27 ノース・バンクーバー日系伐採キャンプについて by Bob Machle

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Volume 12, No.4, Winter 2007

  • p. 1  “John Endo Greenaway Honoured by NAAAP”
  • p. 1  “Remembering George Oikawa” by Cathy Makihara
  • p. 1  “Mits Hiyashi Honoured by Japanese Foreign Ministry” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 5  “George Oikawa: Words of Remembrance” by Elmer Morishita
  • p. 7  “A Pastor from Steveston, Eddie Sensei”  by Eddie Yoshida
  • p. 10  “History of the Vancouver Buddhist Temple” by Robert S. Akune
  • p. 12  “Hamilton Japanese United Church” by Eiko Hosaka
  • p. 14  “The Sept. 1907 Riot and Gentlemen’s Agreement” by Michiko Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 16  “Mary Miki Madokoro (nee Kimoto) Part III” by Dennis Madokoro
  • p. 22  “Nikkei Place Update” by Cathy Makihara
  • p. 23  “The Way of Tea” by Karen Duffield
  • p. 25  “Osake: One Man’s Vision” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 27  “カルタの歴史-西村咲弥著 (The History of Karuta)” by Sakuya Nishimura

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2006 – Volume 11

Vol. 11, No. 1 Spring 2006

  • pp. 1-3 “A Journal Comes of Age: a decade of Nikkei Images” by Michael C. Wilson
  • pp. 3-5 “Reminiscing about the Steveston Japanese Language School and Moncton Street” by Miyo Saito
  • pp. 5-7 “Steveston Japanese School” by Harold Steves
  • pp. 7-9 “Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall” by Francis Motohisa Niiro
  • pp. 9-12 “From ‘Bridge Across the Pacific’ to ‘Global Citizen’: Japanese as a Heritage Language in Canada” by Hiroko Noro, Ph.D.
  • pp. 12-13 “Osaka Science Centre Hosts Kusaka Symposium” by Victor Kusaka
  • pp. 13-17 “Journey as an Artist” by Joyce Kamikura
  • pp. 17-18 “Japanese Canadian National Museum Report – Spring 2006” by Timothy Savage
  • pp. 18-23 “Yoshio Johnny Makokoro (Part 1)” by Dennis Madokoro
  • pp. 24-24 “Gordon Ryo Kadota Awarded Order of Rising Sun” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 24-25 “Valuing Our Heritage: It’s Your Choice” by Reiko Egami [re: items in Museum collection]
  • p. 25 “Suian Maru Centennial Update” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 26-28 Botched Japanese language article – software problems. Reprinted in Autumn 2006 issue. “Kami ga watashi o Nihon ni tsukawasareta” by Ikuye Uchida. In English, Summer 2004.
  • p. 28 Membership

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Vol. 11, No. 2 Summer 2006

  • pp. 1-3 “Oikawa Nappa – a Nikkei Heritage Spring Vegetable” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 3-4 “Japanese Canadian National Museum and Its Origins” by Frank Hanano
  • pp. 4-5 “Japanese Canadian History Preservation Committee, 1984-1988” by Dan Tokawa
  • pp. 5-6 “A Heartwarming Story About Searching Family Roots” by Stan Fukawa [re: Japanese searching Canadian roots]
  • pp. 6-9 “Beaconsfield Book of the Month Meeting: a talk with Dr. James Hasegawa”
  • pp. 10-16 “Yoshio Johnny Madokoro (Part 2)” by Dennis Madokoro
  • pp. 16-17 “Japanese Canadian National Museum Report – Summer 2005” by Tim Savage
  • pp. 17-18 “The Naming of Minoru Park in Richmond, BC” by Jack Lowe
  • p. 18 “’Images of Internment’ Exhibition Opening” by Frank Kamiya
  • pp. 19-21 “Senji Nakamura” by Sakuya Nishimura [re: Japanese youth in Canada 1906-1910]
  • pp. 21-24 “Yama Sen no Bankuba Jidai” by Sakuya Nishimura [Japanese version of previous article]
  • p. 24 Memberships

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Vol. 11, No. 3 Autumn 2006

  • pp. 1-2 “Portland Japanese Garden” by Christine Kondo
  • pp. 3-4 “The Japanese Garden at Dinner Bay, Mayne Island” by Alan Cheek
  • pp. 4-5 “Seattle Japanese Garden” by Christine Kondo
  • pp. 5-6 “Maestro Derrick Inouye” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 6-12 “Yoshio Johnny Madokoro (Part 1)” by Dennis Madokoro [mistaken repeat from Spring 2006]
  • pp. 12-19 “Post-War Japanese Immigrants and their involvement in the Community” by Tatsuo Kage
  • pp. 20-25 “Remembrances of New Denver, 1942-1946” by Roy Yasui [re: first winter in a tent]
  • pp. 25-27 “My Dual Affiliations with Japan and Canada” by Miho T. Steinberg
  • pp. 27-28 “Oikawa Collection and Suian Maru Descend-ents Return to the Fraser” by Reiko Tagami
  • pp. 29-30 “Masao (Mas) Kawanami 1923-2005” by Roy Kawamoto
  • P 30 “Report on the Annual General Meetinf of the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre” by Cathy Makihara
  • pp. 30-32 “Japanese Familis on Annacis, Don and Lion Islands and Queensborough” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 32-36 “Kami ga watashi o Nihon ni tsukasasreta” by Ikuye Uchida [English version, spring 2006]
  • p. 36 Memberships

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Vol. 11, No. 4 Winter 2006

  • pp. 1-3 “Mr. Nishikaze’s Rock Garden: an Obsession” by Henry Shimizu [re: a New Denver garden]
  • pp. 3-5 “A Legacy of Teaching” by Patricia Tanaka
  • p. 5 “Greg Miyanaga, a Master Teacher” by Masako Fukawa
  • pp. 6-11 “Yoshio Johnny Madokoro (Part 3)” by Dennis Madokoro
  • pp. 11-13 “Ian Alistair Mackenzie” by Mary Taylor
  • pp. 13-14 “A Book Review of ‘A Black Mark’” by Margaret Lyons (nee Inouye)
  • pp. 14-16 “Seattle’s Nihonmachi Past Found at the Panama Hotel” by Carl Yokota
  • pp. 16-17 “Fraser River Shad” by Terry Slack and Mitsuo Yesaki
  • pp. 18-20 “My History of Ochazuke” by Shane Foster
  • pp. 21-22 “35 Year History of the Gladstone Nippongo Gakuen and Japanese Language Education in BC” by Yoko Murakami
  • pp. 22-24 “Remembering Oikawa Jima and Sato Jima, BC” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 24-25 “Japanese Canadian National Museum – Fall/Summer 2006 Highlights by Tim Savage
  • pp. 25-26 “Mrs. Takenaka and the Writings of Mikio Higashi” by Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 26 “Many Thanks to Suian Maru Supporters, Donors”
  • pp. 27-28 “Kanbarando” in Japanese by Sakuya Nishimura summary history of Japanese in Cumberland from 1892 to 1940.
  • p. 28 Memberships

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2005 – Volume 10


Vol. 10, No. 1 Spring 2005

  • pp. 1-3 “For the Love of the Game” by Carl Yokoto [re: Kristy Odamura, softball star]
  • p. 3 “Nikkei Logging Site Tour” notice
  • pp. 4-7 “Textile Artist: Yvonne Wakabayshi” by Lesley Richmond
  • pp. 7-8 “About Mr. Osamu Kasahara” by Alice Takaki
  • pp. 8-14 “Masao and Fumie Hayashi (Part 2) by Patsy Kikumi Kikegawa
  • p. 15 “Nikkei Thoughts on Writing” by Craig Takeuchi
  • pp. 15-16 “Shashin: Japanese Canadian Studio Photography to 1942” by Grace Eiko Thomson
  • pp. 16-17 “Shashin: Japanese Canadian Studio Photography to 1942” by Dr. Midge Ayukawa
  • pp. 17-19 “Shuichi Kusaka: 1915-1947” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 19-20 “The Chinese Canadian Historical Society (CCHS) is Formed” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 20-21 “Japanese Canadian National Museum Report for Spring 2005” by Tim Savage
  • p. 21 “Thomas Kunito Shoyama Receives Another Honour” by Dr. Midge Ayukawa
  • pp. 21-23 “In the News – Sampling the Archival Treasure Trove” by Reiko Tagami
  • p. 23 “Asahi Exhibition Receives Gifts from Sponsors”
  • p. 24 Events: “Jan-Ken-Pon! Family Games Day” JCNM Lecture Series: “Nikkei Landscapes – Nikkei Design,” “50th Anniversary of the Steveston Judo Club,” “Twenty-seven Years with Japanese Immigrants in Amazonia”
  • p. 24 Memberships

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Vol.10, No.2 Summer 2005

  • p. 1  “The Call of the Amazon” by Anne McVety (Uchida)
  • p. 5  “The Koyama Home and Four Lanterns” by Nan Capogna
  • p. 8 “Shirley Takako Inouye – Ocean Inspired Artist” by Tamaka Fisher
  • p. 9  “Dr. John Stanley (Stan) Rowe (1918-2004)” by Wakako Ishikawa
  • p. 12 ” The Thomas K. Shoyama Papers at Library and Archives Canada” by Yuri Shimpo
  • p. 13  “The Little Town That Did: The People of Chemainus and the Japanese” by Kay Minami and translated by Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 15  “Glencoe Sugar Beet Camp, May 29th – November 12th, 1942″ by Yon Shimizu
  • p. 20  “The SUIAN MARU Centennial Celebration” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 21  “Kushiro Sister City Delegation to Burnaby” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 21  “Worth a Thousand Words” by Reiko Tagami
  • p. 23  “Japanese Canadian National Museum Report” by Tim Savage
  • p. 23  “Request for Information” from Marilyn Robb

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Vol. 10, No. 3 Autumn 2005

  • pp. 1-2 “Zennosuke Inouye: Canadian Veteran” by Peter Neary
  • p. 2 “Japanese Canadian Veterans and War Memorial in Stanley Park”
  • p. 3 “Unveil Japanese Memorial Today” Vancouver Sun, April 9,1920, with permission
  • pp. 3-5 “Unveil Shaft to Japanese Soldiers” Vancouver Daily Province, April 9, 1920, with permission
  • p. 5 “Monument to Japanese Canadian Volunteers Serving in Great European War” summarized from Tairiku Nippo, April 9, 1920
  • pp. 5-7 “Lest We Forget: A Dedication to Commemorate the Re-lighting of the War Memorial to Japanese Canadian Soldiers of World War I, Aug. 2, 1985” by Tamio Wakayama
  • pp. 8-11 “Yoshizo and Alice Myra Takeuchi” by Mitsuo Yesaki [re: a WW1 vet fisherman, non-JC wife]
  • pp. 12-13 “Thoughts on the Canadian Japanese Volunteer Corps” by Reiko Tagami
  • pp. 13-15 “Fred Kagawa’s War: Etobicoke Veteran Served Country and King with Psychological Operations” by Gregory Wowchuk and Katharine Williams
  • pp. 15-16 “Upcoming NNMHC Events” by Reiko Tagami
  • pp. 16-17 “Japanese Canadian National Museum – Fall 2005 Report” by Tim Savage
  • pp. 17-18 “NNMHC Role in the Kushiro 40th Anniversary Visit” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 18 “Book Review: Tasaka” by Stan Fukawa
  • pp. 19-21 “Tamaka Fisher: Life artist” by Juan Pablo Sandoval
  • p. 21 “Photos of Stan Rowe”
  • p. 22 “NNMHC Annual General Meeting, 2005”
  • pp. 22-24 “Sutanree Koen no Kanada Giyuhei Kinin-hi” Article in Japanese on JC War Memorial, Stanley Park
  • p. 24 Membership

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Vol. 10, No. 4 Winter 2005

  • pp. 1-5 “The Story of Tagami Bros., Lumber” by Tom I. Tagami
  • pp. 6-7 “A Search for Kilns in Japan” by Jackson Hirota
  • pp. 8-11 “Masako Hori: Creating an Awareness of Traditional Japanese Art Forms” by Nancy Berke and Grace Morissette
  • pp. 11-14 “The Saito Berry Legacy” by Michael Saito
  • pp. 14-16 “Japanese Canadian National Museum Report – Winter 2005” by Timothy Savage
  • pp. 17-18 “Peter Shoji Yamauchi” by Stan Fukawa [re: a WW II vet]
  • p. 18 “Lest We Forget” from Remembrance Day Ceremony at Stanley Park, Nov. 11, 1992
  • pp. 19-20 “Artifacts from Early 20th C. Nikkei Logging Camps in North Vancouver” by Bob Muckle
  • pp. 21 “Nikkei Logging on the North Shore” by Carl Yokota
  • pp. 22-23 “Lumber Industry Material from the Museum Collection” by Reiko Tagami
  • pp. 23-24 “Higashi Mikio shi no Zuihitsu to Takenaka-san” (in Japanese) by Sakuya Nishimura [re: Guitarist Mikio Higashi visits in search of his Canadian roots: grandfather was Z. Higashi, Anglican missionary in Pt. Essington, father was Peter Higashi, first editor, New Canadian] English version Winter 2006
  • p. 24 Memberships

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2004 – Volume 9

Volume 9, No.1, Spring 2004

  • p. 1  “From the Diaries of the Rev. Kosaburo Shimizu” by Grace Arai
  • p. 6  “A Legacy of Two Cultures” by Gordon Kibble
  • p. 8  “The Oriental Home and School in Victoria” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 9  “Steveston Buddhist Temple 75th Anniversary” by Larry Ryan
  • p. 10  “Early Days in Silverdale” by Kim Walker
  • p. 12  “The Ikeda Family and the Canadian Men’s National Gymnastics Team” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 13  “A Wildlife Photographer” by Roy Itaru Hamaguchi and Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 16  “Life After 42″ by Mike Saito
  • p.18  “Japanese Canadian Internment Camp in Eatonville?” by Jerry Hind
  • p. 19  “Things Japanese Sale”
  • p. 19  “From the Museum – A report from the Manager/Curator” by Steve Turnbull

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Volume 9, No.2, Summer 2004

  • p. 1  “The Shimizu Family Story” by Tsutomu (Stum) Shimizu
  • p. 7  “Aiko Sato, 1909-1954″ by Kaye Kishibe
  • p. 9  “History of the United Church of Canada with the Japanese” by May Komiyama
  • p. 10  “God Sent Me to Japan” by Ikuye Uchida
  • p. 16  “Soichi Shiho, Recipient of Royal Canadian Humane Association Citations” by Sakuya Nishimura and Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 17  “Nikkei Week 2004″ by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 18  “From the Museum – A Report by the Manager/Curator” by Steve Turnbull
  • p. 18  “JCNM Lecture Series: Canadian and American Treatment of the Nikkei, 1890-1941: A Comparison” by Dr. Patricia Roy
  • p. 19  “Re-opening the Gate: Japanese Immigration to Canada, 1945-1967″ by Dr. Patricia Roy
  • p.20  “Dr. Henry Shimizu, Order of Canada Award”

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Volume 9, No. 3, Autumn 2004

  • p. 1  “Princess Takamado Visits Steveston and the Nikkei Centre” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 2  “Duck Decoys: From Utilitarian Object to Art Form” by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 8  “The Shimizu Family Story Part II: Life and Times at Store and Fisgard Sts” by Tsutomu (Stum) Shimizu
  • p. 14  “Visit of the ASAMA and AZUMA to Vancouver, June 19 to 23rd, 1914″ by Mitsuo Yesaki and Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 17  “Shashin: Japanese Canadian Studio Photography to 1942″ by Grace Eiko Thomson
  • p. 18  “Japanese Canadian National Museum Report, Fall 2004″ by Tim Savage
  • p. 19  “Board of Directors, NNMHC, 2004-2005″
  • p. 19  “Nikkei Week 2004 Schedule Announced”
  • p. 19  “Things Japanese Sale” by Frank Kamiya

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Volume 9, No.4, Winter 2004

  • p. 1  “Archaeology of Nikkei Logging Camps in North Vancouver” by Bob Muckle
  • p. 3  “Richmond’s Strawberry King” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 5  “Berry Picking in Mount Lehman” by Chuck Tasaka
  • p. 6  “The Times They Are A’Changin” by Theodore T. Hirota
  • p. 10  “Family History Series No.2: Masao and Fumie Hayashi (Part 1)” by Patsy Kikumi Kikegawa
  • p. 18  “Artist/Craftsman Series No.4: Sharon Minemoto Leads Vancouver Jazz Quintet” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 20  “Katari Taiko Turns 25!” by Reiko Tagami
  • p. 21  “Nikkei Week Salutes Unique Century of Nikkei Farms” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 22  “Japan Trip – Player’s Observations” by Liam Nediger
  • p. 23  “Japan Trip – Parent’s Observations” by Bill Nediger
  • p. 24  “Yamanaka Lacquer Ware Artisans Visit Nikkei Place” by Carl Yokota

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2003 – Volume 8


Volume 8, No.1, Spring 2003

  • p. 1  “Pioneer Issei: Tomekichi Homma’s Fight for the Franchise” by Andrea Geiger-Adams
  • p. 6  “Tomekichi Homma” by Yoshimaru Abe
  • p. 8  “Personal Recollections of Tomekichi Homma” by Keiko Tenney-Sean Homma
  • p. 9  “Recent Archives of Acquisitions at JCNM” by Tim Savage
  • p. 10  “I Was Not a Good Detective” by Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 11  “Book Review – Japanese Community in Mission” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 12  “Sources of Historical and Genealogical Information in Japan” by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 13  “Steve Turnbull Appointed Manager Curator of JCNM”
  • p. 15  “Ties to the EMPRESS” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 16  “A Call for Pre-War Oshogatsu Celebration Stories

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Volume 8, No.2, Summer 2003

  • p. 1  “A Valuable Addition to the Japanese Canadian Museum Archives” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 2  “Jitaro Charles Tanaka and Sumilo Suga Tanaka Collection” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 4  “My Training on the Koto” by Sho-ko-to Kobayashi Teresa
  • p. 5  “Otowa Ryu Japanese Dance Group” by Akemi Komori
  • p. 6  “Nishikawa Dance Group” by Tamae Oishi
  • p. 7  “An Inventory of Steveston Judo Club Photographs” by Mitsuo Yesaki and Haruo Hirata
  • p. 8  “Resources on Internment” by Masako Fukawa
  • p. 9  “A Legacy of Stories: Storytelling in My Life” by Yukiko Tosa
  • p.10  “JCNM Manager/Curator’s Report” by Steve Turnbull
  • p. 11  “Addendum to JCNM President’s Report 2001-2002″ by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 12  “Museum Formally Merges with NNHCS” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 13  “Review – NFB Documentary, Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story” by Liz Nunoda
  • p. 13  “Museum Celebrates Successful Event” by Steve Turnbull
  • p. 14  “Review – SUTEBUSUTON: A Japanese Village on the British Columbia Coast” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 15  “Kinzie Tanaka, Political Activist, Excerpts from a Memoir” by Yon Shimizu
  • p. 18  “Unlucky Sugar Beet Workers” by Yoshiaki Matsumoto

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Volume 8, No.3 Autumn 2003

  • p. 1  “Madam Butterfly, Margaret Harumi Iwasaki Peters” by Lynne Reiko Gardiner
  • p. 5  “Carl Ogawa, Olympic Silver Medalist” by David G. Ogawa
  • p. 7  “Olympic Dreams” by Alan Sakai
  • p. 10  “Toshio Uyede’s Reminisces of the Victoria Judo Club” by Yoshio Shimizu
  • p. 11  “Remembering the Vancouver Asahi”by Frank Moritsugu
  • p. 14  “Kamloops Nisei Baseball Team” by Ken Kochi
  • p. 14  “High Boat Trophy” by Mitsuo Yesaki and Larry Maekawa
  • p. 15  “Ozawa Hotel” by Toshio Uyede
  • p. 16  “Tatsumi Dance Group’s Trip to Lethbridge” by Dawn Yoneda and Corey Matsuo
  • p. 17  “A Christmas Eve Miracle: Strange but True” by Toshio Uyede
  • p. 18  “JCNM at the Powell Street Festival, 2003″ by Elmer Morishita
  • p. 19  “Report from the JCNM” by Steve Turnbull, Manager Curator
  • p. 20  “Message from the President, Fred Yada”

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Volume 8, No.4  Winter 2003

  • p. 1  “Haru Moriyama’s Reminiscences of Oshogatsu in Mission” by Fumi Tamagi
  • p. 4  “New Year Celebrations in the Thirties” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 5  “Shogatsu Celebrations in Tokyo During the 1930s” by Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 6  “The Japanese Sword Collection of Yoshimaru Abe” by Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 8  “Ethnic Expectations” by Theodore T. Hirota
  • p. 9  “Friends of East Lillooet Reunion” by Dr. Aki Horii
  • p. 10  “Steveston Buddhist Temple 75th Anniversary Celebration” by Larry Ryan and Kiyo Domai
  • p. 12  “Mission Long Overdue” by Dr. Jim Shiro Hasegawa
  • p. 13  “Nikkei Week 2003 Summary” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 16  “JCNM Manager/Curator’s Report” by Steve Turnbull
  • p. 17  “My Dad and the Canadian Fishing Company” by Roger Kamikura
  • p. 18  “Shining Light” by Carl Yokota (re Japanese Canadian War Memorial)
  • p. 20  “Victoria Japanese Community at April 22, 1942″ by Toshio Uyede

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2002 – Volume 7

Volume 7, No.1, Spring 2002

  • p. 1  “Celebration of Japanese Canadian Redress” by Edward Broadbent
  • p. 2  “Yoshio Johnny Madokoro” by Dennis Madokoro
  • p. 6  “Memoirs of Yukinori Peter Takasaki” as translated by Mayumi Takasaki
  • p. 7  “Jiro Kamiya, Master Carpenter” by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 9  “Still Lingers On: The 60th Anniversary of the Internment. Part I – No Alternative” by Tom I. Tagami
  • p. 13  “Tashme School Days” by Marie Katsuno
  • p. 14  “My Most Vivid Memories of Evacuation” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 15  “Watari Dori (A Bird of Passage) by Larry Maekawa
  • p. 19  “JCNM Mochitsuki Report” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 20  “JCNM New Board Members” by Stan Fukawa

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Volume 7, No.2, Summer 2002

  • p. 1  “A History of the Steveston Judo Club” by Jim Kojima
  • p. 4  “Pilgrimage to Manzo Nagano’s Grave Site” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 6  “Richmond Tall Ships 2002″ by Harold Steves
  • p. 7  “New Denver Revisited – Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Forced Relocation of Japanese Canadians”
  • p. 8  “Nikkei Week 125″
  • p. 8  “University of Victoria Conference”
  • p. 8  “Toyoaki Takata, 1920-2002″ eulogy by Stum Shimizu
  • p. 9  Paul Kariya Heads Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • p. 10  “Angler POW Camp 101″ by Carl Yokota

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Volume 7, No.3, Autumn 2002

  • p.1  “Kendo in Canada, 1900-1950″ by Joseph Svinth
  • p. 3  “Our Living Treasure: Thomas Kunito Shoyama” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 4  “Tsuneharu Gonnami” by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 5  “Why Hakujin Can’t Catch Sockeye or a Japanese Canadian Fishing Legacy? by Paul Kariya
  • p. 6  “Home Again (Terminal Island)” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 7  “Spirit of Steveston” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 7  “Galiano Island Vice-Regal Visit” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 9  “Speaking Notes for Mayne Island Japanese Garden Dedication Ceremony” by Jenji Konishi
  • p. 10  “The NIPPON MARU Visit” by Kelvin Higo
  • p.11  “Japanese Canadian National Museum Members Vote YES on Merger” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 12  “Still Lingers On: The 60th Anniversary of the Internment. Part II – A Ganbare Family” by Tom I. Tagami
  • p. 18  “My Experiences During the Second World War” by Tamiko Haraga
  • p.20  “Nikkei Week Festivities, 2002″

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Volume 7, No.4, Winter 2002

  • p. 1  “Nikkei Week 125th Anniversary Dinner Address” by Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo
  • p. 4  “JCNM President’s Report” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 7  “UVic Conference – Changing Japanese Idenitities in Multicultural Canada” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 7  “Early Japanese Canadian Community in Tofino” by Midge Ayukawa with Edward Arnet
  • p. 10  “A Nagaya in Vancouver” by Kiyoshi Shimizu
  • p. 11  “Proposed Project for the 50th Anniversary of the Steveston Judo Club” by Alan Sakai
  • p. 12  “A Perfect Gift for the Holidays at the Museum Shop” by Grace Thomson
  • p. 12  “Roy Miki Wins 2002 Governor General’s Award for Poetry”
  • p. 13  “How Long Was Amerika’s Five Years” by Larry Maekawa
  • p. 14  “Memories of East Lillooet” by Larry Maekawa

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2001 – Volume 6


Volume 6, No.1 Spring 2001

  • p. 1  “Ucluelet: As It Was Before 1942 (Part I)” by Larry S. Maekawa
  • p. 4  “Community Memorial Services for Dr. W. Fujiwara” by Frank Kamiya
  • p. 4  ” Japanese Newspapers and Magazines in Vancouver”  by Sakuya Nishimura
  • p. 6  “Portland’s Japanese American Historical Plaza” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 7  “Why do you want to volunteer for the JCNM?” by Hiroko Cummings
  • p. 7  “Why I became a Board Member”

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Volume 6, No.2 Summer 2001

  • p. 1  “Japanese Charcoal Pit Kilns on the Gulf Islands” by Stephen Nemtin
  • p. 4  “A Family History: Bunjiro Sakon” by Patricia Tanaka
  • p. 5  “Japanese Smelt Fishers of Point Grey” by Terry Slack
  • p. 6  “Ucluelet: As It Was Before 1942 (part II)” by Larry S. Maekawa
  • p. 9  “Japanese Canadian National Museum Open House” by Frank Kamiya
  • p. 9  “A Day of Remembrance” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 10  “A Guidebook to Living in Canada – 1906 Style!” by Sakuya Nishimura and Susan Michi Sirovyak

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Volume 6, No.3 Autumn 2001

  • p. 1  “Roy Hamaguchi, a Gizmo Award Winner” by John Hurst
  • p. 2  “The Biography of Sataro Kuwahara, Retail Merchant” by Tom Kuwahara
  • p. 4  “Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre” by Kelvin Higo
  • p. 5 “Fraser Valley Buddhist Church 45th Anniversary Service” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 6  “Bamfield, Vancouver Island” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 8  “The First Powell Street Festival” by Tamio Wakayama
  • p. 11  “Mary Hirano: Cultural Events Coordinator for the Steveston Salmon Festival” by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 12  “Does Anyone Know? Japanese Language and Community Centre in Chemainus, BC”

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Volume 6, No.4  Winter 2001

  • p. 1  “Fancy Stuff Keeps BC Carver Busy for DUCKS UNLIMITED”
  • p. 2  “Mrs. Okada’s Kamaboko Factory” by Larry Maekawa
  • p. 4  “Remember When” (about oolichan fishing) by Wm. (Bill) Hutcherson
  • p. 5  “Books about Japanese Canadian history for Young Readers” by Masako Fukawa
  • p. 6  “In Memory of Robert K. Iwata” by Frank Kamiya
  • p. 7  “Community Celebration Dinner” by Frank Kamiya
  • p. 7  “Our Unique Past; Our Destiny? by Raymond Moriyama O.C.
  • p. 11  “Tribute to Nikkei Pioneers – Issei and Nisei” by Dr. Paul Kariya
  • p.13  “JCNM President’s Report – 2000-2001″ by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 14  “Nikkei Fishermen’s Reunion” by Dr. Paul Kariya
  • p. 15  “JCNM Annual General Meeting, October 27, 2001″
  • p. 15  “Call for your Internment Stories”
  • p. 16  “Volunteer Appreciation Dinner” and “Powell Street Festival”

Download complete issue: 2001 Volume 6 No. 4

2000 – Volume 5

Volume 5, no.1  Spring 2000

  • p. 1  “History of the Vancouver Japanese Language School and Hall” by Y. Richard Yagi
  • p. 3  “JCNM Open House a Smashing Success”
  • p. 4  “O-kaeri! A Set of Dolls Comes Home” by Susan Michi Sirovyak
  • p. 5  “From Far and Wide” byReiko Tagami
  • p. 6  “The Japanese Canadian Heritage Trail”
  • p. 7  “Pidgin Japanese Canadian” by Haruko Okano

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Volume 5, No.2  Summer 2000

  • p. 1  “Topaz (War Relocation Authority WRA) Relocation Camp” by Charles Kubokawa
  • p. 3  “Archives: A Treasure Trove to Mirror Our Colourful Past” by Frank Moritsugu
  • p. 6  “Terminal Island: A Southern California Connection” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 8  “Japanese Canadian National Museum Internment Camp Bus Tour”

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Volume 5, No.3  Autumn 2000

  • p. 1  “The Making of the Japanese Canadian National Museum” by Grace Eiko Thomson
  • p. 3  “My Fellow Canadians” by Thomas K. Shoyama
  • p. 5  “Reflections on Redress” by Art Miki
  • p.7  “Amerika Mura’s “Books for Canada” Society” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 8  “Brief History of Japanese People in Vernon”
  • p. 8  “Japanese Canadians in Kamloops”
  • p. 10  “Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, New Denver, BC”
  • p. 10 “Past and Upcoming Events”
  • p.11  “The Move to Nikkei Place”
  • p.11  “History of Powell Street and JANM Visitors”
  • p.11  “Powell Street Festival”
  • p.12  “Celtic Cannery Walking Tour”

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Volume 5, No.4  Winter 2000

  • p. 1 “Museum and Inaugural Exhibition Opening – September 22, 2000″
  • p. 3  “History is not Irrevocable! speech by Dr. Michael Ames
  • p. 3  “JCNM AGM President’s Report” by Frank H. Kamiya
  • p. 5  “Internment Camps Tour” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p.9  “A Cat’s Tale” by Sharon Slack
  • p. 9  “It’s a Small World!” by Larry Maekawa
  • p. 10  “Oshogatsu: A Family Tradition” by Carl Yokota
  • p. 11  “Hashi Kai! Memories of BC Security Commission Blankets” by Tom I. Tagami
  • p. 12  “Seeking an Answer” by Tom I. Tagami

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1999 – Volume 4


Volume 4, No.1  Spring 1999

  • p.1 “Sannosuke Ennyu’s Diary” by Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 3 ” Unearthed from the Silence at the Richmond Museum”
  • p. 5  “JCNMAS News and Events”
  • p.6  “Pacific Boat Building Company” by Mitsuo Yesaki

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Volume 4, No.2  Summer 1999

  • p. 1  “Our Pioneer Issei Centenarians” by Toyo Takata
  • p. 3  ” Citizen Kaye” by Susan Nishi
  • p. 5  ” The Courageous Story of Mrs. Hide Shimizu, Teacher” by Harold Steves
  • p. 6  ” My Hero: Thomas Kunito Shoyama” by Dr. Midge Ayukawa

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Volume 4, No.3  Fall/Winter 1999

  • p. 1 “My Dream May Yet Come True” by Frank Moritsugu
  • p. 3  “Preserving Our People’s History” by Stan Fukawa
  • p. 3  “Captivating Collections” by Susan Michi Sirovyak
  • p. 4  “Comfort Food: A Taste of History” by Reiko Tagami
  • p. 5  “Even Specks of Dust….” by Reiko Tagami
  • p. 5  “Unearthed and on the Road!” by Susan Michi Sirovyak
  • p. 6  “Challenges of the Millenium Museum Project” by Grace Eiko Thomson
  • p. 8  ” Welcome to our New Board Members!”
  • p.9  “We Thank You!
  • p.16 “West Coast Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization”

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1998 – Volume 3

Volume 3, No.1 Spring 1998

  • p. 1  “Finely Crafted Wooden Boats and Magnificent Gardens – Steveston’s Murakami Family” by Marilyn Clayton
  • p. 3  “Japanese Canadian Directory –  Useless then, Priceless Now” by Toyo Takata
  • p. 4  “Watari Dori (A Bird of Passage)” reported by Liz Nunoda
  • p. 5  “Tragedy on the Fraser” by Eric Sokugawa
  • p. 8  “Thank you from the JCNMAS”

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Volume 3, No.2 Summer 1998

  • pp. 1-2  “Canning Salmon on the Skeena” by Sakuya Nishimura and Mitsuo Yesaki
  • p. 3  Nikkei and the ‘Net’ by Thomas Quigley
  • p. 4  “Topaz Reunion Report” by Dr. Midge Ayukawa and Karen Kobayashi
  • p. 5  “Steveston: Cannery Row” reviewed by Reiko Tagami
  • p. 8 “Thank you from the JCNMAS”

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Volume 3, No.3  Autumn 1998

  • p. 1   “Fanny Bay… A Once Busy Logging Centre” by Rick James
  • p. 3  “JCNMAS Archival Report” prepared by Shane Foster
  • p. 5  “Nikkei Uprooting During World War II”  by Dr. Midge Ayukawa
  • p. 6  “Computerization of the 1901 Canada Census – A New JCNMAS Project” reported by Mitsuo Hayashi
  • p. 8  Thank you from the JCNMAS

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Volume 3, No.4 not produced.

1997 – Volume 2

Volume 2, No.1 April/May 1997

  • p.1  “A Postcard from American Village” by Yuri Shimpo
  • p. 3 “Did you know” by Midge Ayukawa
  • p.3  “Exhibit Update: Unearthed from the Silence” by Yuri Shimpo
  • p. 4 “Thank You” and “Kids Korner”

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Volume 2, No.2 not produced.


Volume 2, No.3 July 1997

  • pp. 1-6  “A Powell Street Walking Tour” by Judy Inouye
  • pp. 7-8 “Thomas Kunito Shoyama: Our Living Treasure” by Midge Ayukawa

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Volume 2, No.4  November 1997

  • pp. 1-3  Preserving Family Photographs” by Shane Foster
  • p. 4  Welcome to our New Board Members!
  • p. 5  “JCNMAS Oral History Project” by Minnie Hattori
  • p. 6  “Powell Street – A Photographic Record” by Judy Inouye

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1996 – Volume 1

Our First Issue – Volume 1, No.1 January 1996

  • p.1 A Welcome from your Board of Directors
  • p.2 introducing our new logo
  • p.3 A Brief History of the Canadian Nikkei by Audrey Kobayashi

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Volume 1, No.2 April/May 1996

  • p.1 Focus on Volunteers
  • p.2 From the editor
  • p.3 Society now has Charitable Status
  • p.4 Grant Received for “Unearthed from the Silence” Exhibit by Michael C. Wilson
  • p.5 Japanese Canadian War Memorial Monument Found on B.C. North Coast
  • p.6 Japanese Canadian Places Project Michael C. Wilson
  • p.7 Those Photographs!
  • p.7 Events Calendar
  • p.8 Founding Members (to April, 1996)Japanese Canadian National Museum & Archives Society
  • p.8 List of Financial Donors

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Volume 1, No.3 July 1996

  • p1. Exhibition Projects Take Shape by Michael C. Wilson
  • p2. From the editor
  • p3. Yosai (Western Sewing) by Midge Ayukawa
  • p7. More on Those Photos
  • p7. Events Calendar
  • p8. List of Donors-in-Kind
  • p8. Nominations Welcome
  • p8. Information Please: Powell Street (Japan Town) Restaurants

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Volume 1, No.4 December 1996

  • p. 1  “A old image springs back to life” by Michael C Wilson
  • p.2  “Message from the Editor” by  Michael Wilson
  • p.4  “Looking back at 1996″ by Naomi Sawada
  • p. 5  “A Year in Images”
  • p. 6  “From Shoeboxes and Dresser Drawers: The Development of our Archives” by Shane Foster
  • p. 7  Volunteers from Japan assist with Archival Work by by Michael C Wilson
  • p. 7  Experiential Studies at Canadian International College by Jen-Beth Fulton
  • p.8  News & Events

Download complete issue: Volume 1 No. 4