Ritsue K. made new friends volunteering at the Nikkei Centre Japanese book sale after recently moving to Canada from Hiroshima

Meet Ritsue K. I moved to Canada from Hiroshima in October of 2019. Fortunately my place is very close to the Nikkei Centre. My partner recommended me to go there and volunteer! Because I didn’t have any friends here at that time. I met Mr. Ogasawara at the Japanese book sale, he gave me many opportunities to join to organize books, and meet the other volunteers and staff. I really appreciate him. Now I volunteer at the Japanese book store every other Friday. I enjoy meeting customers and talking with them, and reading Japanese books. Unfortunately many events weren’t held as usual in 2020 because of COVID-19. I hope everything will return to normal soon. I really want to participate in a grand Summer Festival this year.