Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me Podcast

Nikkei Women series
2021

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.

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Image: Irene Uchida NNM 2017.3.1.1.1

Marpole Monogatari
2021

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.

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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

Kinori Oka – Nikkei Women series, episode 2
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Irene Uchida – Nikkei Women series, episode 1
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Introducing the Nikkei Women series
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Marpole Monogatari – Community
Community stories of Japanese Canadians who lived in the Marpole neighbourhood of Vancouver tended to intermingle more with non-Japanese.
Marpole Monogatari – Work
Work experiences of Japanese Canadians living in pre-War Marpole told by former residents, their descendants and associates.
Marpole Monogatari – Home
Conversations with former Marpole residents shed light on pre-War Marpole as a home to Japanese Canadians - from celebratory stories of birth and marriage to tragedies of illness, accidents, and abuse.
Introducing the 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.
Stories from the Stage finale: Kunji Ikeda
Kunji looks back on the past season of artist interviews with help from Nikkei National Museum staff member (and fellow theatre artist) Carolyn Nakagawa. Together, they reflect on season highlights, the connections forged through art and conversation, and speculate about the future of Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me.