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Hey, Did You Call Me a Nikkei?! - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

When I got a “No comment,” response from Karah Goshinmon Foster, Executive Director, Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre (NNMCC), speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors when asked to explain the rationale for changing the name from Japanese Canadian Museum to Nikkei National Museum, it prompted me to …

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

Japanese Canadian Art in the Time of Covid-19 - Part 5

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Canadian Nikkei Artist

Norman Takeuchi: Portrait of an Artist as a Japanese Canadian

Norm Masaji Ibuki


Canadian Nikkei Artist

On Being Yukiko: New Kids Book Explores Japanese Canadian Identity - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Canadian Nikkei Artist

On Being Yukiko: New Kids Book Explores Japanese Canadian Identity - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki


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

Japanese Canadian Art in the Time of Covid-19 - Part 4

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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

Japanese Canadian Art in the Time of Covid-19 - Part 3

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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

Japanese Canadian Art in the Time of Covid-19 - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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

Japanese Canadian Art in the Time of Covid-19 - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

How do worldwide issues of crisis like a World War or pandemic affect the way artists work?

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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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