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世代プロジェクト

世代部の任時は日系カナダ人の歴史を共有して、それを維持するために必要とする記録を集める事を目的といたしております。その目的のために必要とする記録を集める事を目的といたしております。その目的の為に聴覚及び視覚記録を集め、保存いたしております。そしてそのために戦前戦後に生まれた人々を探し求めております。記録されました聴覚視覚による記録は世代部にお申込みになればご利用いただけます。インタビュー記録の一部は世代のVimeoアカウントよりご視聴いただけます。ご質問等ございましたら、heritage@jccc.on.caまでお問い合わせください。

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学術的研究

 

インタビューの筆記録 (英語)

  1. 2010-004 Fred Sasaki Transcript Part 1
  2. 2010-022 Raymond Moriyama Transcript
  3. 2010-024 Fred Sunahara Transcript
  4. 2010-009 Bill Hashizume Transcript
  5. 2010-006 Kim Wakabayashi Transcript
  6. 2010-008 Mits Ito Transcript
  7. 2010-007 Shizuko Kadoguchi Transcript
  8. 2010-005 Pat Adachi Transcript
  9. 2010-010 Kinzie Tanaka Transcript
  10. 2010-030 Mickey Matsubayashi Transcript
  11. 2010-015 Ted Nishi Transcript
  12. 2010-020 Peter Wakayama Transcript
  13. 2010-019 Harold Yoneyama Transcript
  14. 2010-003 Rose Kutsukake Transcript
  15. 2010-021 Sue Kai Transcript
  16. 2010-023 Sid Ikeda Transcript
  17. 2010-028 David Azuma Transcript
  18. 2010-044 Roy Honda Transcript
  19. 2010-052 to 2010-055 Group Interview: Tosh Hashimoto, James Koyanagi, George Masuda, Frank Shimoda Transcript

Feature of the month

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The third generation of Japanese Canadians are often celebrated as a generation of movers and shakers, with successful individuals across the board. Laiko Matsubayashi is a celebrated figure in the interior design industry who also owned The Work Room Co.. Some say entrepreneurships usually run in families so this month, through the interview of Laiko Matsubayashi, Sedai features the story of Sono Nakazawa, Laiko’s maternal grandmother who owned and ran the successful Shibuya Store on Powell Street in Vancouver.

Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: August 20, 2010
Accession Number: 2010.049

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Kei Tsumura was the founder of the first martial arts club at the JCCC in 1963, a year before the grand opening of the first Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre at 123 Wynford Drive. Kei talks about the evolution of various martial arts in Canada and the important roles played by the likes of Frank Hatashita, and Japan’s top Karate Sensei, Master Ryusho Sakagami and his son Master Sadaaki Sakagami.

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Born in Japan, Masako Okawara emigrated to Canada at the age of 13 years old to join the rest of her family in Haney, BC. Ever since she was a child, Masako loves to sing and dance and this passion naturally led Masako to teach odori, a traditional Japanese dance, to young Japanese Canadian children in Haney. During WWII, Masako was interned in New Denver, BC and despite the extenuating circumstances, Masako continued teaching odori in the internment camp through the Buddhist Church.

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In general, the Japanese term refers to second generation Japanese Canadian who were born in Canada, sent to Japan before WWII for the purpose of receiving an education in Japan, and after that, returned to Canada. In this clip, Hisako Shin Shinkoda talks about her experience of moving to Japan for a semester of schooling prior to WWII.
 

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For those who were in Toronto in the 70s and 80s, they would likely remember the festivities of the Caravan Festival that was part of a city-wide initiatives to celebrate the Toronto's multicultural communities. Bob and Shirley Takagi reminiscence about their lives in Toronto from the late 60s to the 80s. They spoke fondly of the Caravan week-long festivities and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre’s Tokyo Pavilion. 

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Tak Yoshida talks about his family’s struggles living in Tokyo, Japan immediately after the war. He recounts his teenage years after he joined a program with the Hitachi Company. In this clip, viewers will find out why Tak decided to emigrate to Canada in the 1960s and becoming part of the Shin-Ijusha community in Toronto.

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During the two decades before WWII, Japanese Canadian isseis were settling down as they transitioned from manual labours to owning small businesses and land for farming. By the 1930s, Japanese Canadian farmers in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia were producing 85% of the berries grown in the region. This month’s Sedai Feature, Stony Wakayama talks about his childhood growing up on a strawberry and poultry farm in Ruskin nestled in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. 

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Known for her role in CBC's "Radio Revolution", Margaret Keiko Lyons talks about family's expectations as a Japanese Canadian woman. Learn how Margaret broke the mold when married outside of the Japanese Canadian community, their move to London, England, and how she worked her way up in broadcasting and journalism at the BBC. 

Interviewer: Connie Sugiyama
Date: July 16, 2010
Accession number: 2010-036

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Jean's parents and older siblings moved to Vancouver, BC in 1933 from Fort McCloud, AB. Jean was born at St Paul Hospital, Vancouver in 1933 and in 1935, her sister, fondly known as Flo was born. Soon, her family decided Jean and Flo would migrate to Japan where their Obasan (grandmother) lived. Life was not easy for the three in Japan especially during WWII when they were separated from their family in Canada. This interview documents when Jean, Flo, and Obasan received news in the Fall of 1948 that they would be moving back to Canada to reunite with their family, who were settled in Toronto, ON. Their journey started on September, 25 1948 and they only arrived in Toronto on October 12, 1948. In this short clip, Jean retells her journey from Yokohama to Hawaii, San Francisco, and finally to Toronto by way of ship and railway. 

Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: June 24, 2010
Accession number: 2010-031

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Kinzie Tanaka, a member of the group of nisei progressives who lived at 84 Gerrard Street in Toronto, Ontario from the 1940s. Tanaka described how he received permission to join his brother George Tanaka in Toronto and talked of his first impressions of the city. Together with figures like Dave Watanabe, Roger Obata, and Kunio Hidaka, they form early Japanese Canadian organizations that worked to fight for the rights of Japanese Canadians. Their work alongside other similar organizations in Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec gained momentum and in 1947, the National Japanese Canadian Citizen Association (NJCCA) was formed. Today NJCCA is better known as the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC).

Interviewer: Dan Toguri and Tak Yano
Date: June 8, 2006
Accession number: 2010-010

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Ted Nishi speaks about the integration of Japanese language school and the English school in Steveston, BC. Ted’s father was from Mio, Wakayama. Prior to Steveston, he migrated from Japan to the United States.

Interviewer: Connie Sugiyama
Date: March 31, 2009
Accession number: 2010-015

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It was only in 1945 that Yatabe, along with other nisei men wanting to serve were finally allowed to enlist. Some of them received training at the S-20 Japanese Language School as the British Army were in need of translators. Yatabe also speaks about the nisei veterans who continue to serve in Southeast Asia for the Canadian Intelligence Corp after World War II.

Interviewer: Peter Wakayama
Date: March 31, 2009
Accession number: 2010-017

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One of the common workplace for Japanese Canadians during the early 20th century was in the sawmills. Roy discusses his family living in White Rock, B.C. because his father was working at the sawmill in White Rock. There, housing was provided for single workers and families like Roy’s. Roy also gives us an insight on the laborious work that went into making paper in the sawmills.

Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: July 29, 2010
Accession number: 2010-044

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Listen to Kay as she talks about her family's history, specifically how her grandfather and father migrated to Hawaii as contract workers in pineapple plantations and how her father transmigrated to Canada as a teenager.

Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: July 29, 2010
Accession number: 2010-043

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Mary’s father arrived in New Westminster, BC from Shiga-ken in 1897 as a teenager. He worked in various trade including fishing, sawmill, and lumber. Like most issei men, he would marry and with Mary’s mother, have children and form their own family. By 1930, they were able to start a small business with their savings. Listen to Mary as she recalls her family’s business near Granville Street in Vancouver.

Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: September 16, 2011
Accession number: 2011-259

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Mits Ito speaks about his experience growing up in Mission, British Columbia, from attending Japanese school to playing marbles with his friends.

Interviewer: Mary Ito
Date: March 23, 2005
Accession number: 2010-008

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Sid Ikeda recollects the planning of the Japanese Canadian Centennial celebration during his tenure as president of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. The centennial celebration that brought the Japanese Canadian community together had an enduring influence on the community including the fight for redress and the establishment of the Momiji Health Care Society.

Interviewer: Lorene Nagata
Date: December 23, 2009
Accession number: 2010-023

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Dr. Fred Sunahara was one of the founders of Momiji Health Care Society that was originally established to serve the issei generation in Toronto. In this clip, Dr. Sunahara recounts the early days of Momiji.

Interviewer: Lorene Nagata
Date: December 23, 2009
Accession number: 2010-024

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This video is about Harry Yoshida's issei parents' migration to Canada. He discusses his paternal family's background and his father's education in the United States of America before moving to Canada. 

Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: September 10, 2010
Accession number: 2010-060

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This video is about Mary Matsui's parents migrating to Canada in the early 20th century. She talks about how the death of her grandfather in Canada impacted her father's livelihood at the age of 14 and her parent's marriage.

Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: September 9, 2010
Accession number: 2010-059

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Kunio Suyama was born on the eve of Christmas in 1927. Listen to Kunio describes different celebrations during his youth, from mikan (small variety of tangerines) in his Christmas stockings to making mochi for New Year's celebrations.

Date: August 23, 2011
Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Accession number: 2011-235

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Known for her role in CBC's "Radio Revolution", Margaret Keiko Lyons discusses diversity in radio and television during her tenure at CBC; her philosophy in diversifying the workplace and giving credit to women who paved the way in broadcasting.

Interviewer: Connie Sugiyama
Videographer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: July 16, 2010

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An icon for the Japanese Canadian community, architect Raymond Moriyama recollects a fond memory from his childhood of his grandfather imparting wisdom. 

Interviewer: Peter Wakayama
Date: December 18, 2019
Artwork by Hajime Sawada
Accession number: 2010-022

 

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Born in Courtenay Vancouver Island BC , Roy recalls his memories of Sandon, Slocan, and moving East to Ontario where he recognizes the support from the Jewish communities. In this clip, Roy discusses the discrimination faced by his classmate who was Norwegian. Watch more of Roy's interview: https://vimeo.com/340218894

Interviewer: Lisa Uyeda
Date: January 6, 2012

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Mits Sumiya describes his experience in a Prisoner of War camp. 
 

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Born in Vancouver BC, Keo reaccounts living in Tashme until his family moved to Japan. Keo shares his memories about overcoming the difficult animosity while living in Japan and his return to Canada

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