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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 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