Stuff contributed by Masaji

Canadian "Ganbare Japan!" Kids for Kids quilt project.... Oct. 5th update

"Kizuna Project"

This is a record of my personal involvement with the disaster relief effort for the victims of the disaster in Tohoku, Japan on March 11, 2011. I was a teacher …

The Hamilton Nisei Baseball League in Canada - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

Read Part 1 >> George Masuda was born in Vancouver in 1928. After completing Model Elementary school, he went to King Edward High School and was in grade 9 when the war started. The family was first interned in New Denver then Tashme. The family settled in Hamilton in 1946. …

The Hamilton Nisei Baseball League in Canada - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

Whenever I get together with Nisei these days to recollect the “old days” that invariably mean the years of internment and immediately after the war, the names, dates and places are, like the sepia-tone pictures, beginning to fade and brown around the edges. The details of our collective story are …

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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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