Second World War Featured Prominently at Toronto Japanese Film Festival

From a machine gun wielding high school girl-yakuza boss to time travelling samurai; from sexual awakening in the final devastating days of WWII Tokyo to the true story of “the Japanese Schindler”, Canadian and Japanese…

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“Rumble in the Jungle” Remembers Chinese-Canadian Militants

A new exhibit at a Vancouver museum is exploring the experiences of a lesser-known group of combatants in the Second World War, who were major contributors to Chinese-Canadian civil rights, according to experts. The Chinese…

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WWII Japanese Displacement Parallels Migrant Crisis

Lynne Kutsukake’s The Translation of Love is as haunting as it is beautiful. Set in post-WWII Japan, the novel touches upon migration and identity issues as pertinent today as they were in 1946. It is…

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B.C. Festival Energizes Historical Japantown

People of all ages gathered at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver, B.C., to observe the 39th annual Powell Street Festival celebrating Japanese-Canadian culture, traditions and identity. The day was filled with music, competitions, costumes, entertainment and obviously food!

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