Naomi’s Tree Event for Families

Naomi’s Tree Event for Families

Children and parents are invited to attend a free event at Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, on Monday, November 13, at 4:30pm. Come to the cherry tree in the laneway behind the house, where author Joy Kogawa will read from her children’s picture book...
2017 Annual General Meeting

2017 Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Time: 7:30pm Location: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver Please join us for our annual general meeting. We’ll be reporting on the many excellent writers-in-residence, public programs, and school tours hosted in...
JPN49 Japanese Poets North of the 49th

JPN49 Japanese Poets North of the 49th

JPN49, Vancouver’s biggest Japanese Canadian Poetry event, returns this fall. This annual event weaves together Japan and Canada through poetry and story telling as each year local Japanese poet Soramaru Takayama welcomes a new visiting Japanese poet. This year’s...
When Crime Strikes

When Crime Strikes

It was the kind of crime that had been happening around the city lately — robberies targeting Japanese-run businesses. On January 2, 1942, Japanese confectionery stores on East Cordova and Hawks Avenue were robbed within a few minutes of each other. Three days later, The Sun reported that a window was broken at the confectionery store of E. Kariya at 595 Richards and a slab of wood was thrown at and smashed the window of the Jubilee Grocery at 3302 West Broadway. Then, on Friday, January 16, at 8:30 p.m., a tall, skinny man and two friends approached the Uno family confectionery store on the northwest corner of 4th and Alberta.