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KOKUBAN is a monthly e-publication which highlights the work of the JCCC community and the Japanese Canadian community at large, covering topics from heritage treasures to stories about the Nikkei experience.


Volume 2, Issue 11

  • Sedai Features: Nori Kanashiro – Okinawan Community in Lethbridge, Alberta
  •    A Brief Look Into the History of the Ryukyu Kingdom (Present Day Okinawa) Interview with Toronto Kyuyokai Okinawa Kenjinkai / 沖縄県人会インタビュー記事  

Volume 2, Issue 10

  • Sedai Features: Masako Okawara – "We Made Eight Dollars!” Women Volunteers’ Experience of Fundraising in the 1960’s.
  • Keep the Lantern Lit Fundraiser Artisans
  • Japanese Canadian Survivor Survey 

Volume 2, Issue 9

  • Sedai Features: Toshitsugu Ted Nishi - Mushroom Farming in Ontario
  • Mush-Mush…. MUSHROOMS! Welcoming JCCC members to Maru: Immigration Stories

Volume 2, Issue 8

  • Sedai Features: Laiko Matsubayashi - Japanese Canadian Issei Women Entrepreneur
  • 日系移民の歴史を知るチャンス!

Volume 2, Issue 7

  • Roman Hatashita: Former Canadian Olympian and a lifelong Judoka
  • Sedai Features: Kei Tsumura – Japanese Canadians in Sports
  • Nyl Yakura: Badminton
  • Shady El Nahas: Olympic Games Judoka from the JCCC Judo Kai
  • Mr. K. Ishii: Olympic Games Reflections: Catering for 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games to Now

Volume 2, Issue 6

  • Sedai Features: Hisako Shin Shinkoda – Kika-Nisei
  • Sedai Features (bonus video!): Masako Okawara – Odori
  • The New Japanese Canadian Association (NJCA) Toy Project – Its beginning and history
  • 新移住者協会(NJCA)日本玩具プロジェクト – その始まりと歴史

Volume 2, Issue 5

  • Sedai Features: Bob and Shirley Takagi – Caravan Festival in Toronto
  • Asian Heritage Month Feature: Home and Native Land(s)
  • Want to know more about Kenjinkai! 県人会!もっと知りたい

Volume 2, Issue 4

  • Sedai Features: Tak Yoshida – Post-war Tokyo and 1960’s Canada
  • Asian Heritage Month Feature: Interview with Filmmaker Alice Shin and Producer Eiko Kawabe Brown
  • Japan Ports - Yokohama, Yokosuka and Kobe 横浜港、横須賀港、神戸港

Volume 2, Issue 3

  • Sedai Features: Stony Wakayama – Growing up on a Farm in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia
  • Let’s go to Brazil by Su Yen Chong
  • The Many Colours of Cherry Blossoms 桜色々

Volume 2, Issue 2

  • Sedai Features: Margaret Lyons – Early Career in Broadcasting
  • Maru: Immigration Stories - Choosing Artifacts and Photographs for a New Exhibit
  • Support Our Kids Homestay Program 東日本大震災被災児童自立支援プロジェクト

Volume 2, Issue 1

  • Sedai Features: Jean Nobuko Nagata – Returning to Canada After WWII
  • Archaeology of History and Memory: Interview with Nikkei Artist Erica Kaminishi
  • Chance to win a Daruma! - Let’s welcome spring and ward off bad spirit with Setsubun
  • We Need Your Help! - Letter from Mary to Harold Takayesu


Volume 1, Issue 8

  • Sedai Feature: Kinzie Tanaka – 84 Gerrard Street (A Hub for Nisei Progressives)
  • Bonus Sedai Feature: Kunio Suyama Celebrating Christmas and New Year's!
  • Nikkei Stories: Mary's Letter to Harold
  • Hatsuhinode (First Dawn) and Hatsumode (First Shrine Visit) 初日の出と初詣

Volume 1, Issue 7

  • Sedai Features: Integration of Schools in Steveston, BC
  • 1st International Symposium on Japanese Immigration Museums
  • Encounter with Koto – Interview with Linda Kakō Caplan
  • The Season of Flavours - Delicate Ingredients in Japanese Cooking 味覚の秋 – 繊細な日本の食材

Volume 1, Issue 6

  • Remembrance Day
  • Sedai Feature: Minoru Yatabe - A World War II Veteran
  • Then, Now and the Future - Getting to Know Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (Burnaby, B.C.)
  • Fall Colour Viewing in Japan 日本の秋の風景

Volume 1, Issue 5

  • Japanese Canadians Working in Sawmills: Interview with Roy Honda Learning to Love
  • Interview with Filmmaker Anne Koizumi

Volume 1, Issue 4

  • Nikkei Stories: Colonia Hirano, Brazil
  • 40th Anniversary of JCCC Karaoke Club
  • Take Me Out to the Fireworks! おうちで花火鑑賞

Volume 1, Issue 3

  • Vacationing From Home / おうち旅をしてみませんか?
  • Sedai Interview: Schooling in Pre-War Vancouver
  • The JCCC Archives Need Your Help!

Volume 1, Issue 2

  • Living Legacy: Aiko Murakami
  • Sedai Interview: Schooling in the internment camps
  • Let's Paprika: Little Hearts for a Big Movement

Volume 1, Issue 1

  • School Bells: Ring! Ring! Ring!
  • Coping with Isolation: A Musician's Perspective
  • Maia's Heritage Project