Heritage Minute: Vancouver Asahi

By Historica Canada

The following video was created in consultation with the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

From 1914-1941, the Vancouver Asahi were one of city’s most dominant amateur baseball teams, winning multiple league titles in Vancouver and along the Northwest Coast. In 1942, after Canada declared war on Japan, 22,000 Japanese Canadians were interned in the interior of BC, including the Asahi players.

Credits: Asahi player – Lou Ticzon | Narrator – Kaye Kaminishi | End Narration – Joy Kogawa | Director – Scooter Corkle | Director of Photography – Cole Graham | Produced by Point Blank Creative