Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me Podcast

Nikkei Women series

During the run of the “Iron Willed: Women in STEM” exhibition, we will be sharing stories of Nikkei Women. Lives of remarkable Japanese Canadian women who have survived through the Japanese Canadian internment will be presented by Julie Tamiko Manning.

Subscribe now on your favorite podcast platform so you don’t miss an episode and tune in weekly.

Image: Irene Uchida NNM 2017.

Marpole Monogatari

We present stories of Marpole, Vancouver, British Columbia where Japanese Canadians lived, worked, and built a community before they were forcibly uprooted and relocated in 1942.

Listen on our website, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.

This podcast is made possible through financial support from the Yosef Wosk Publication Grant, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and TECHNATION Career Ready Program.

Image: L-R: Yachiyo Miike and Mitsuye Miike in front of neighbour’s house in Marpole. Circa 1929. Courtesy of Barb Miike Gravlin.

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.

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.

Latest Episodes

Mary Kitagawa – Nikkei Women series
The Nikkei Women series introduces you to Mary Kitagawa who is an educator, human rights crusader, and Order of BC recipient.
Margaret Lyons – Nikkei Women series
Margaret Lyons broke down many barriers for Japanese Canadian women with her successful career in broadcast journalism.
Midge Ayukawa – Nikkei Women series
Midge Ayukawa earned degrees in chemistry and later became a Japanese Canadian historian.
Marie Katsuno – Nikkei Women series
Marie Katsuno was one of almost 4000 Japanese Canadians deported to Japan after the Second World War.
Shizuye Takashima – Nikkei Women series
Japanese Canadian classic A Child in Prison Camp was written and illustrated by Shizuye Takashima.
Hide Hyodo Shimizu – Nikkei Women series
Hide Hyodo Shimizu was an activist and teacher in the Japanese Canadian community.
Muriel Kitagawa – Nikkei Women series
Muriel Kitagawa was an eloquent voice for the Canada-born nisei generation.
Hanako Sato – Nikkei Women series
Hanako Sato immigrated to teach at the Vancouver Japanese Language School.