Stuff contributed by Masaji

Chiru Sakura-Falling Cherry Blossoms: A Book Review

Norm Masaji Ibuki

The Wakayama Canada-Japan Friendship Totem Pole Project

Norm Masaji Ibuki

Factoring in Japan with Canada has always been a juggling act. For generations it has been a “S/he loves me, s/he loves me not” relationship. Some find it necessary while others don’t: more than ever, identity is a complex selection of personal choices.

Kizuna 2020: Nikkei Kindness and Solidarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Japanese Canadian Art in the Time of Covid-19 - Part 6: Let’s Dance!

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Kizuna: Nikkei Stories from the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

Remembering: The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 10 Years Later

Norm Masaji Ibuki

This past Feb. 13th, there was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Fukushima. I froze. Cold sweat and a familiar sense of panic came raging back.

Canadian Nikkei Artist

Miya Turnbull: The Face Behind the Mask - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

Canadian Nikkei Artist

Miya Turnbull: The Face Behind the Mask - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

Hey, Did You Call Me a Nikkei?! - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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*Sansei *Born in Toronto *Grandparents are from Shiga and Kumamoto kens* Families were interned in Kaslo, Bayfarm and on a Manitoba beet farm * Lived in Sendai, Japan from 1994 to 2004 * Teacher in Brampton, ON * Aikidoka * Writer for the Nikkei Voice for close to 20 years * Writer of "Canadian Nikkei series" which aims at preserving Canadian Nikkei stories. Future of the community? It depends on how successful we are in engaging our youth. The University of Victoria's (BC) Landscapes of Injustice project is a good one.... gambatte kudasai!

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko
  • aikido

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