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A Journal of Japanese Canadian Community, History & Culture www.jccabulletin-geppo.ca SSN 1182-0225 v.63 No.08 August 2021 Circulation: 4,100 Canada Post Agreement Number 400-50782 G V J C CA

The Bulletin/Geppo is published monthly by the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA). Managing Editor John Endo Greenaway john@bigwavedesign.net

What can we learn from family history? 2 JCCA AGM Notice 5 I’m Listening Now 7 Powell Street Festival 2021 8 Landscapes of Injustice 14 Watada 17

Japanese Editors Kazuho Yamamoto Kaori Kasai editor.geppo@gmail.com Advertising Manager Anne Jew annejew@telus.net

Archery at Powell Street Festival 2021. Photo by Korey Masumori.

Steveston Japanese Language School 18 JCCA Donations / Editorial 20 JCCA President’s Message 21 ©

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VJLS&JH Community Update 23 Community Kitchen 24

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NAJC President’s Message 26 Community Calendar 28

JCCA Board Of Directors President: Judy Hanazawa Treasurer: Cary Sakiyama Vice President: April Shimizu Recording Secretary: Wendy Matsubuchi Directors: May Hamanishi, Emiko Lashin, Liz Nunoda, Nikki Asano, Ron Nishimura

Toronto NAJC Update 30 Tonari Gumi Corner 32 Our Edible Roots 34

Human Rights Committee Tatsuo Kage, Judy Hanazawa, Ron Nishimura, Kathy Shimizu

Milestones 36 Nikkei Place Update 37 Geppo 40

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What can we learn from family history? The faded building in the background to the left of the boat still exists today and helped me pinpoint the family boat house property

by Lucy Komori major research study “dedicated to recovering and grappling with the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian-owned property.” There are hundreds of pages of documents for my father’s family. The most interesting are documents and correspondence between the government custoI’ve been sitting on this blog post for a few weeks now dian of JC properties and my uncle. There were hand-written letters trying to understand the intersection of my personal from my uncle to the custodian. My father and uncle were very young family history with current anti-Asian violence. Botadults who had to act as heads of the family because my grandfather tomline: majority sentiments that imprisoned by faand grandmother spoke no English and likely didn’t understand how to ther and mother’s families during World War II are still navigate around the unjust government decisions. present today. Have we as a society that supposedly The two brothers owned property for a boat house on the Fraser River in believes in pluralism moved far enough along? an area called Eburne on Lulu Island. I’m amazed they owned property My father was born in 1920 in Marpole in south Vanat such a young age. Through careful reading of the documents, I was couver. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, he was able to pinpoint the exact location of this property next to what was then just 21 years old. In 1942, the Canadian government Wells Harbour Air on River Road. In one pre-war picture, I can see their made an unconscionable decision that forever imboat house and in the background the Wells Harbour Air building that pacted generations of Japanese Canadians (JCs). still exists and today houses Steveston Marine and Hardware. JCs were rounded up, forced to leave the west coast, and stripped of their properties. No trial; no due pro- I am captivated if not a little obsessed by the discoveries revealed by cess; no convictions. The majority were incarcerated the 80-year-old documents, but also I feel frustration and anger when in concentration camps in the interior of British Co- I read the hand-written letters and correspondence. My uncle’s words are measured, reasonable and polite. He asks the custodian if he can lumbia. get permission to come to Vancouver to negotiate complicated issues in Via the Nikkei National Museum, I was excited to person. He’s denied and must continue communications through letters receive files collected by Landscapes of Injustice, a and rely on the custodian to settle disputes with a lessee and unresolved The following was originally published on April 4, 2021 on lkomori.wordpress.com and reprinted by permission of the author.

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property matters. I can’t imagine how mail delivery was to remote communities like Taylor Lake during the war. From their incarceration in Taylor Lake, they were able to negotiate with the government and others to lease this property until 1944. The family owned several boats which were confiscated and sold. There are records for the sale of three boats, but no records of smaller boats owned by my grandfather, uncle and dad. I learned also that they probably built some of their own boats because they

had stored high quality lumber for boat building. We think that the picture above shows some of the family boats being confiscated and towed to a central location. The middle boat is my dad’s boat with the initials: FK. Heartbreaking to see. The Landscapes documents show me how much they received for their boats and who purchased them. They didn’t receive fair market value, but more importantly their livelihoods and way of life were stripped from them for no other reason than they were of Japanese descent and looked like the enemy. Even though they were Canadian citizens, the documents refer to them as Japanese. My uncle and dad had never even visited Japan. I know my grandfather came to Canada with very little. But through decades of hard work and perseverance, he was able to acquire land for the family homestead and build boats for a thriving fishing enterprise. My uncles and aunts were born and educated in Canada. The family had established a prosperous business when everything was stripped from them due to racism using war hysteria as an excuse to get rid of JC competition in the fishing industry. I can’t imagine how my grandfather felt having his lifework taken from him. He lived in Canada for 46 years and died in 1945 at the age of 67 just after the end of the war. He accomplished so much yet died a broken man from what I’ve heard from some of my uncles.

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These actions are more than just historical facts for me. Seeing hand-written letters personalizes this history for me. It’s very emotional when historical events touch so close to home. The actions of the government changed the course of my family history forever. I’m not one to think “what if” the family still owned these properties and continued to build their thriving fishing business. I feel a heaviness and pride when I read how they persevered in the face of such injustice. The RCMP did not see the JCs as a security threat. Yet the government caved into racist agitators in their decision to imprison the entire JC community including women and children. In fact, JCs were not allowed to return to the west coast until 1949, four years after the war ended and with not one single incident of sabotage by JCs. I acknowledge that I now enjoy a position of privilege owing significantly to the hard work of my father and his brothers who rebuilt the fortunes of the family post-war despite the injustices they suffered. I don’t see the forced removal and sale of properties during the war as a “blessing in disguise” that provided new opportunities for the family. I see it only as brutal immorality and miscarriage of justice by those in power

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taking advantage of their positions. We continue to see today this imbalance of power and underlying racist attitudes that changed the course of history for my family and my community. Anti-Asian hate crime is on the rise as Asians are blamed for unleashing COVID on the world. The ignorant — like in the past — do not see non-whites as “real” Canadians even though many of our families have been in Canada for generations. They see all Asians as a monolith. They let loose their hatred and frustration on those they see as “other” — a threat to their way of life. In 1942, there were no powerful voices, no groundswell of support for the JC community. Where were the white friends and neighbours? Today, when we see this kind of injustice, we and our allies hopefully will stand up against racism whether it is against our own communities or other visible, targeted communities: Indigenous, Black, Muslim, LBGTQ… Can we become a more just society? How do we become a more just society? Lucy Komori, a sansei, was one of the organizers of Tsunagu, an intergenerational gathering held February 15, 2020 at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. Tsunagu means to connect like a bridge to our shared history and experiences. Lucy is one of the organizers of a new two-phase project focusing on the experiences and perspectives of Japanese Canadians incarcerated by the government during World War II and the effects on their families today.


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I’M LISTENING NOW by Yumiko Sasakawa As the tragedy of residential schools continues to unfold in our country, I wanted to share an experience I had a couple of months ago. While visiting a park at the University of British Columbia with my children, I decided to visit a large totem pole located across the street. We've passed by it a handful of times before, but I've never taken the time to understand what this Haida pole signified. It turned out it was called the Reconciliation Pole. At the time of our visit, it was only a little over a week after the discovery of the 215 children found buried at a former residential school site in Kamloops, BC. As I stood and looked up at the Reconciliation Pole, I was stunned. There, on the underside of two suspended residential schoolhouse replicas were two big skeletons in bold, black oxidized copper nails. While taken aback, a man approached me and said he helped when UBC erected this pole, back in April of 2017. "The skeletons..." I said, pointing upwards.

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The man chuckled and humbly said, "Yeah, the carver told us there were buried children under those schools... We all thought he was a little crazy, y'know? And then we all heard the news last week... and well, he was right."

The signage for the Reconciliation Pole reads, “68,000+ copper nails covering areas of the pole are in remembrance of the many school children who died at Canada’s Indian Residential Schools – each I am holding space for the grief we feel and am listening to Indigenous nail commemorates one child.” voices that have gone unheard. I am committing to learn about Each one of those nails were hammered into the pole Indigenous history. I also know that dark chapters from my country’s by residential school survivors, their families, school past do not change my love for my home. But the awareness will make children and members of the public. me work harder at making our country better. After all, as a Japanese While my kids are still too young to grasp the grief Canadian, we too continue to hold the country accountable for the and shock of what really happened at residential dark chapters of the Internment. schools, my oldest is very interested in First Nations I will make mistakes but I want to be a better ally. I don’t think you’re art and totem poles. We took the time to read the crazy. I’m listening now. story carved on the pole. We are learning together. For anyone wanting to visit the Reconciliation Pole, it is located on the The carver the man was referring to is 7idansuu south side of UBC campus, across from the Forestry Science Building. (Edenshaw), James Hart, Haida Hereditary Chief and The address is 2373-2435 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada. Master Carver. I have no doubt that the master carver knew the copper nails, against the light wooden surface, would oxidize to be a bold, black colour Yumiko Sasakawa is a Vancouver native, animator and lifelong creative. over time. Photos that the media took when the pole She’s currently surviving the full time pandemic mom life with her two was raised barely show the light copper skeletons. littles, age 2 and 5. They love libraries, the low tide and California rolls. But darker and louder they've become, waiting for someone to take notice and listen. I appreciate that www.vancouverplaygrounds.com foresight and brilliance, although the symbolism is @vancouverplaygrounds utterly heartbreaking.

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The 45th Powell Street Festival saw the Japanese Canadian community return to the Paueru Gai neighbourhood in limited numbers over the BC Day Long Weekend while presenting most of the content online via OnDemand screenings made up of both curated and community-produced videos.

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While a full return to the neighbourhood was not possible this year, the pulse of taiko filled the air the entire weekend as almost two dozen drummers drawn from Metro Vancouver’s many taiko groups gathered on the roof of the Vancouver Japanese Language School for Durational Taiko. Beginning at 1pm on Saturday and running straight through until 6:30pm on Sunday, a total of 29.5 hours, drummers took six-hour shifts, sending healing vibrations into the community, joined by DTES community leaders and Indigenous elders.

Kaya Tsurumi of Company 605 leads Paueru Mashup in Oppenheimer Park

Also in the park, Kaya Tsurumi of Company 605 led community dancers in a Paueru Mashup flash mob performance featuring music composed by Onibana Taiko and choreography by Company 605. Photos by Korey Masumori and Andy Chan

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Festival Daruma winning tickets for Daruma Community Art Installation raffle

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Other live events and activities took place over the weekend allowing for community engagement. Even the Powell Street Festival Daruma made an appearance, high-fiving everyone in sight.

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Folding daruma in the park

The Daruma Well-Wishing campaign saw 5,000 or so origami daruma gathered from across the Lower Mainland and beyond strung across the baseball diamond in Oppenheimer Park.

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Beyond Bon Dance at Japanese Hall

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s hybrid Festival ‒ the artists, volunteers, board members, community members from across the country, and of course our local neighbours, who keep the spirit of community alive! Follow #powellstfest on your social media to witness the festival celebrations.

Featured OnDemand content will be available at www.powellstreetfestival.com throughout the month.

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update Thank you to our supporting organizations for 2021 Anvil Press, Baker and Table, Blim, British Columbia Arts Council, Cadeaux Bakery, Canada Council for the Arts, Carnegie Community Centre, Catfe, City of Vancouver, Coconama Chocolate, Community Foundations of Canada, Dosanko, Element IQ, Emergency Community Support Fund, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Fairchild Radio, Figure 1 Publishing, FreshPoint, Fujiya, Geist Magazine, Greystone, Hapa Collaborative, Hapa Izakaya, Kathy Shimizu, Kiku Wellness, Kiss Radio, Listel Hotel, News 1130, Mint Records, Oppenheimer Park, Pivot Legal Society, Real Canadian Superstore, Second Harvest, SFU David Lam Centre, Strathcona Business Improvement Association, Sunrise Market, Sunrise Soya, Tama Organic Café, Tea Lani, The Bulletin, The Cinematheque, The Hub, Vancouver Community Network, Vancouver Foundation, Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall, Vegan Pudding & Co.

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update Thank you to our individual donors for 2021 Ada Dickens, Ai Yamamoto, Alfred G Lam, Alisa Kage, Amy K Ruth, Annie Simpson (in memory of Bob Horii), Axel Starck, Ayumi Goto, Basil Izumi, Beth Carter, Bethany Dobson, Bing Ho, Brayden Naka, Bryan Uyesugi, Camille Flanjak, Caroline Yoshida-Butryn, Cathy Babyak, Catlin Renay, Chris Clancy, Chris Penner, Christina Musgrove, Christine Giesbrecht, Colin Yakashiro, CUPE Local 389, Dan Tokawa, Denise Isomura, Derek Iwanaka, Desiree Gabriel, E. Kage, Edward Takayanagi, Eleanor Wearing, Ellen Kurz, Elmer Morishita, Emily Yakashiro (in memory of Bryan Yakashiro), Erica Isomura, Ethel Whitty, Grace Ho, Gregor Reid, Gwendolyn Yip, Heidi Nutley, Helen Kang, Hong Chou Tiv, Imogene Lim, Ingrid Mendez, Jacquie Stinson, Jana Squires, Janice Shimizu (in memory of Mioko and Victor Shimizu), Jayce Salloum, Jeffrey Moser, Jennifer Buck, Jonah Letovsky (in memory of Bob Horii), Joe Abo, Julie Abo, Kahoruko Yamamoto, Karen Bartlett, Katsumi Hikido, Kelvin Higo, Kennely Ho, Kimi Hawkes, Kimiko Hawkes, Kirk Tougas, Laura Ishiguro, Laura Kotick, Laura Saimoto, Les and Phyllis Murata, Liana Glass, Lorraine Lowe, M Nakamura, Madeline Keller-MacLeod, Marco Gazzoli, Margaret Geiser, Margaret Nakamura, Marie Lopes, Marty Hilchey, Mary Ellen Glover, Maryka Omatsu, Mayura Colling, Michelle Walters, Miki Hirai, Megumi Anderson, Naomi Aris Horii (in memory of Bob Horii), Naomi Matsushita, Naomi Shikaze, Nichola Ogiwara, Nicholas Gasser, Nina Inaoka Lee, Nora Yeuk Man Ma, Norm Leech, Oon-Sim Ang, Portico Design Group, Randi Edmundson, Randy Iwata, Richard & Sandra Marsh, Rebecca Ho, Rieko (Rachel) Enomoto, Rika Uto, Robert Tyrrell, Sachiko Takeda-McKee (in memory of Mie and Masao Takeda), Sam Sullivan, Sean Miura, Shaena Kobayashi, Shaunn Watt, Shirley Li, Shirley Peerenboom, Soramaru Takayama, Steven Smeaton, Susan Arai, Susan Doi (in memory of Tomoaki and Mitsue Doi), Taitania Calarco-Higuchi, Taylor Dawn, Teresa Lee (in memory of Bob Horii), Teresa Vandertuin, Terry Hunter (in memory of Si Garber), Todd Huang, Tony Tran, Val Fishman, Vivian Rygnestad, W. Wong Enterprises, Wendy Masui (in memory of Kotaro Masui), Wendy Pedersen, Yurie Hoyoyon, Yusei Ota

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update Congratulations to the winners of the Powell Street Festival lottery! Grand Prize! | Staycation at The Listel Hotel for Two One-night stay and dinner at Forage restaurant, sponsored by The Listel Hotel. Value: $500.00 | Winning Stub: 1860 | Winner: Ema Oropreza 2nd Prize | Wellness Package 60-minute couple’s Japanese Zen aromatherapy massages package, sponsored by Kiku Wellness; $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya Value: $374.00 | Winning Stub: 3233 | Winner: Chloe Schellenberg 3rd Prize | Massage Package 60-minute couple’s Japanese Zen aromatherapy massages package, sponsored by Kiku Wellness Value: $324.00 | Winning Stub: 2476 | Winner: Moneca Yardley 4th Prize | Entertainment Package – Red Cat Records Audio Technica AT-LP20 turntable & $50 gift card; $50 Lucky’s Books and Comics gift card; $50 Mint Records gift card; all sponsored by Mint Records Value: $300.00 | Winning Stub: 2660 | Winner: Akemi Eddy 5th Prize | Kathy Shimizu Print 40th Anniversary Reprint 2016 6" x 4" block print (water-based ink on rice paper) in a 8" x 10" frame Value: $200.00 | Winning Stub: 2385 | Winner: Corina st Jacques 6th Prize | Ultimate Foodie Prize $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; $50 Fujiya gift card; five $10 Sunrise Market gift cards Value: $150.00 | Winning Stub: 2960 | Winner: David Yakashiro 7th Prize | Deluxe Foodie Prize $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; Gift card for 6” made-to-order cake donated by Cadeaux Bakery; five $10 Sunrise Market gift cards Value: $130.00 | Winning Stub: 2274 | Winner: Darcy Hamilton 8th Prize | Supreme Foodie Prize $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; $50 Fujiya gift card Value: $100.00 | Winning Stub: 2156 | Winner: Alejandra Velarde 9th Prize | Dinner and a Movie Package $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; Two The Cinematheque movie ticket vouchers for in-person screenings Value: $74.00 | Winning Stub: 2733 | Winner: Ellie Chung 10th Prize | Dinner and a Movie Package $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; Two The Cinematheque movie ticket vouchers for in-person screenings Value: $74.00 | Winning Stub: 2928 | Winner: Emily Yakashiro 11th Prize | Dinner with Powell Street Festival Package $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; Powell Street Festival 2021 T-shirt & Tote Bag Value: $90.00 | Winning Stub: 2363 | Winner: Kathy Harris

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update Congratulations to the winners of the Powell Street Festival lottery! 12th Prize | Foodie Prize $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; 2 jars of organic loose leaf from Tea Lani; $25 prepaid Visa card donated by Baker & Table Value: $99.00 | Winning Stub: 50 | Winner: Sylvain Descoteaux 13th Prize | Dinner and a Magazine Prize $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; One-year subscription and membership to The Bulletin Value: $90.00 | Winning Stub: 1768 | Winner: Marlene Yuen 14th Prize | Sweet and Savoury Prize $50 gift card, sponsored by Hapa Izakaya; $25 prepaid Visa card donated by Baker & Table Value: $75.00 | Winning Stub: 48 | Winner: Tony Laverock 15th Prize | Anvil Press Book Prize #1 Mysterious Dreams of the Dead by Terry Watada, Fontainebleau by Madeline Sonik, Hearts Amok by Kevin Spenst, all donated by Anvil Press Value: $58.00 | Winning Stub: 2746 | Winner: Dorothy Watkins 16th Prize | Anvil Press Book Prize #2 The Three Pleasures by Terry Watada, Moss-Haired Girl by RH Slansky, Fool's Gold by Jesse Donaldson, all donated by Anvil Press Value: $58.00 | Winning Stub: 3271 | Winner: Margaret Yoshida 17th Prize | Books and Magazines Prize One-year subscription and membership to The Bulletin; One-year membership to Geist Magazine; Traces of Words and Vancouver Eat, donated by Figure 1 Publishing Value: $148.95 | Winning Stub: 1709 | Winner: Rika Uto 18th Prize | Magazines Prize One-year subscription and membership to The Bulletin; One-year membership to Geist Magazine Value: $65.00 | Winning Stub: 56 | Winner: Jose Minguran 19th Prize | Greystone Books Prize #1 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia, Best Places to Bird in British Columbia, Can You Hear the Trees Talking?, Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia Value: $122.75 | Winning Stub: 1912 | Winner: Heidi Nutley 20th Prize | Greystone Books Prize #2 Geology of British Columbia, The Hidden Life of Trees, In Praise of Paths, The Sacred Balance, You Are the Earth Value: $128.75 | Winning Stub: 3252 | Winner: Bonnie Kwan

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HIRASAWA/FUJIMAGARI FAMILY SHARING WITH LANDSCAPES OF INJUSTICE AND NAJC POWELL STREET FESTIVAL ON-LINE EVENT by Tami Hirasawa

The case files show that taxes were $60/year plus water bills which were paid by Fujimagari. Other hand written letters are from Picture Butte 1945 and Taber 1949. We can see in the files that starting in March 1943, offers to purchase the property were submitted ranging from $475 – $2100. Given the handwritten letters with dates and locations of where the family lived, my sister Patti and I asked my 95-year-old mom about her experiences living in these places. My dad and 18 year old brother Jack had already been sent to work in a Road Camp in Griffin Lake BC with other JC men. We got the order to report to Hastings Park on May 28, 1942 so we walked there from our house which was next to Confederation Park.

At Hastings Park, we were told to stuff our mattress with straw and were given a metal bunk bed for the four of us girls in the livestock My name is Tami Hirasawa. I grew up in Hamilton, building section U. I slept in the top bunk with Anne and Jean slept Ontario and I’m currently living in Nanaimo, BC. My in the bottom bunk with Maggie. We hung sheets around our bed for late father was George Hirasawa. His family lived in privacy. My brothers, Tak and Yosh (12 and 14 years old) had to sleep Strawberry Hill, Surrey BC prior to 1942. My mother in the boys' building. We ate in a separate building and there was a is Yukiko (Joyce) nee Fujimagari. Her family lived in laundry building. Vancouver Heights (Burnaby) BC prior to 1942. In September we took a train to New Denver. When we got to New In reviewing the case files of the Hirasawa and Denver, they weren’t ready for us. We had to sleep in tents. My father Fujimagari families, three generations of our family was a carpenter so he and Jack were sent from the road camp to had a conversation. New Denver to build the shacks. We eventually got a shack for just My grandfather, Fusakichi Fujimagari was 58 years our family of eight. old in 1942. From the digital archives case fi le, I In the spring of 1943, we applied to work on the Sugar Beet Farms learned that his property at 204 Alpha Avenue, in Alberta. We were one of the first families to leave New Denver. I Burnaby was one acre with a newly built two-story remember standing on the platform when the train stopped at Iron home (with ofuro in the basement and a flush toilet!) Springs. All the Sugar Beet Farmers were there looking over the chicken house, brooder house, thousands of flower families. They wanted strong boys to work their fields. We stayed on bulbs, fruit trees & a large vegetable garden. the Beeswanger farm for one season and then moved to Picture Butte. I found a handwritten letter from my grandfather The case files document our family living at the John Pinter farm in telling the Custodian he had rented the property to Picture Butte in 1945. a tenant for $10/month starting May 29th, 1942 and Then they moved to Taber and lived on the Fekete Farm to work the now in October he is expecting four months’ rent. Sugar Beets until the early 1950s when they eventually moved into a “...I would be much obliged if you would forward house in Taber. the sum to me at the address above at your earliest It was a surprise to hear my mother remember events and places with convenience”. – October 20 1942, New Denver.

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so much detail and to connect the dots on some of the discoveries we encountered in the files. When I asked my 17-year-old daughter Naomi about her thoughts on hearing Baachan’s stories, she said, “I like hearing the family history because I didn’t learn anything about this in school. I also think it is very special to hear it directly from my Baachan.” In April 1942 (right before harvest), the Hirasawa family was relocated from their 20 acre farm in Surrey BC to Welling Alberta near Raymond. My Uncle Goro had done extensive research into our family history and wrote a book, Hirasawa Family in Canada, in 2002. After reading through the 209 page case file on Takejiro Hirasawa, I realized that he really fought for his property by writing numerous letters to the Custodian and Security Commission. Takejiro Hirasawa was a very hard-working man who was meticulous in his record keeping. There is a misconception that the Issei just let this happen to them and “shikata ga nai” (there is nothing that can be done). The numerous letters are proof that the

Issei did fight for their property. He keeps asking for his belongings to be shipped to him in Alberta. There is a detailed list of items that he asks for including his Japanese books, two wooden boxes, farm tools and his farm scale. A report from May 26, 1943 states that Mr. Bardwell threw out four sacks of strawberry plants, two wooden boxes plus mattresses, wooden beds, a large amount of books and magazines out continued on page 16

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the window and instructed the tenant, Paul Vitkey to burn them. Mr. Vitkay then asks if he can keep the scale and few tools knowing that Hirasawa had asked the Custodian to send the scale and tools to him in Alberta. The original tenant did not pay the agreed upon lease payment. Hirasawa wrote that prior to the war, his crops brought in $6000.00 per year.

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I could hear the racism in the reply to his letters. In one letter dated June 15, 1944, the Credit Manager William Page writes to the Custodian: “...we have just about got to the end of ourselves and feel like taking action against him. You can convey this to him as we do not intend to cater to him anymore. He has caused us more trouble than all the other Japanese put together. I do not see why we should comply with all the requests he sends us.”

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The Hirasawa farm, purchased uncleared in 1911 for $2,000, was unfairly appraised at $2,250 in 1943 despite over $18,000 in improvements, fully cleared and cultivated, and a net income of $6000 per year in the years preceding 1942. The majority of his chattels were lost, stolen, or abandoned. Review of other Bird Commission files indicate this undervaluation of property and loss or abandonment of property was not an isolated case.

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I feel much respect for Takejiro Hirasawa. His letters are respectful and written with great integrity. I am learning about his loss, the injustice and how hard he worked throughout his life. Thank you to Landscapes of Injustice and NAJC for allowing me to share my family stories at the Powell Street Festival On-line Event 2021.

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THE BONFIRE PART TWO by Terry Watala Terry Watada is on hiatus. The following short the only paper left standing. It was Nisei-run but story first appeared in Grain: the journal of included a Japanese section. The anonymous “they” were everywhere. eclectic writing, Vol. 48 No 2, Winter 2021. In 1941, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police When they extinguished the light atop the Japanese informed Nobu that everyone in the household Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park, Nobu bent over in sorrow. Sato and Ikebukuro, such young and had to register. strong men, withered before him. Their names buried “But I Canadian!” he insisted in accented, broken in the mud of France. Their sacrifice for nothing. photo: Tane Akamatsu English to the Mounties who came to the door. “I Still, the authorities persisted. They drew a 100-mile have vote.” demarcation line, a “protected area” from the coast “I’m sorry, sir, but it’s compulsory.” inland. No “Enemy Aliens”; Japanese families were Nobu didn’t know the word “compulsory”, but the Mounties’ tone of prohibited from the region. A first step to what was voice told him he had better comply. So reluctantly, he, Hideko and the to come next. All male Japanese Canadians, citizens children registered at RCMP headquarters downtown. At least, they or not, were ordered removed from the zone. They could have dinner at Fuji’s Chop Suey. started rounding them up like the boats. A little later, the Tairiku newspaper ran an article that said Nikkei Nobu Kubota was stunned by the events and could not volunteer for the armed services because of the strong anti- wondered to himself. Aren’t I a Canadian? I can still Japanese feelings. vote, can’t I? They want the Japs. Not me. Though he was too old to serve, Nobu couldn’t understand what His answer came on February 7, 1942. They ordered Canadians had against him. He had proven himself in WWI after all. The all Japanese males aged 18 to 45 out of the protected Japs had invaded China, annexed Korea, and extended their influence area. All. in the Philippines, not he. And they needed him. Nobu and Hideko heard from Powell Street. The Then they attacked Pearl Harbor and Canada declared war with Japan. Japanese could remain in Vancouver but soon More registration. All Japanese Nationals and those naturalized after Mounties pounded on doors at midnight. They 1922 were to visit the Registrar of Enemy Aliens. wanted the “troublemakers”. People like Shigeki Shimizu, a grocery store owner and Buddhist church Nobu at first didn’t bother. leader, confronted them. “I am not an Enemy Alien!” he insisted. “What?” he barked. “But the law says all Japanese have to,” Hideko said. They said nothing and pulled him into the night. “You go if you want. I’m a Canadian. I have the vote.” His wife screamed. Where were they taking him? For But the Mounties came for him and told him he had to, vote or not. It no how long? And why? longer mattered what he had done during WWI. No answer was given. His neighbour Butch Johnson, a blond, blue-eyed Brit Canadian and early friend, sympathized but had no solution. “You just gotta do what Was this Nobu’s fate? He packed a valise with clothes, mementoes of his family and his war medal you gotta do,” he said. and army insignia. It was always at the ready. He So, Nobu shook Butch’s hand and complied. prepared two envelopes of money – one for him and Shortly thereafter a torrent of events took place: they rounded up 1200 one for his wife. Not that he was Christian, but he fishing boats owned by Issei; they closed all the Japanese language bought and included a metal crucifix. schools in the province; they closed the three Japanese-language To be continued. newspapers. To stay informed, Nobu had to turn to The New Canadian,

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STEVESTON JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL CELEBRATES 60 YEARS | EPISODE 5 : CONNECTION WITH JAPAN 2020 – 2021 marks the Steveston Japanese Language School’s 60th anniversary. In this anniversary year, however, the school has not been able to offer in-class instructions and special anniversary events due to COVID 19 (we offered classes via Zoom from April 2020 until June 2021). Instead of holding events, we are issuing our special newsletters to our students and their families to deliver the 60-year school history. We would like to share our stories with the readers of The Bulletin. We sincerely hope that many people will learn about the history of our school and also better understand our contributions to the community as well as our role in the community. Since its inception in 1960, The Steveston Japanese Language School has been performing a mission to promote the Japanese language and culture in the community. At the same time, the school has been keeping its connection with Japan in several ways. The most prominent event is the Education Trip to Japan in 1989. From July 4 to July 13, eleven students and two teachers travelled to Urawa City (presently Saitama City), Saitama Prefecture. In Urawa, students visited an elementary school and a junior high school, and interacted with local students. One of the highlights was enjoying kyuushoku (school provided lunch). Takeo Yokoyama, former president of the Steveston Japanese Language School Society, described that “Our students found this experience very interesting because the Japanese students served the food on the plates and then cleared the tables after lunch was finished” (Yokoyama, p.58), a practice that is not commonly seen at schools here. In December 2015, the school participated in the project called “Xmas cards from friends around the world”. This project was first started by a university professor in Japan to support the children who experienced the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Since 2015 (except 2020 due to the COVID crisis), our students have made Christmas cards and sent them to the children affected by the disasters. By sending joyful messages, the school hopes to cheer up the children who have experienced tremendous hardship from the disaster. In more recent years, the school has been actively working with the City of Richmond’s annual Sakura Festival. The festival, launched in the spring of 2017 by the city, takes place at Garry Point Park where 255 Akebono cherry trees are planted. In fact, the first 15 Akebono trees were planted by BC’s Wakayama Kenjin Kai society. Wakayama is a sister city of Richmond and known as the region from where many Steveston Japanese families immigrated from in the late 1800s-early 1900s. The festival follows Japan’s deep-rooted custom of hanami (cherry blossom viewing), and introduces the beauty of sakura flowers,

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a special symbol in Japan. At the festival, the school offers kimono dressing which attracts many people every year. Participants are dressed by skilled volunteers in beautiful kimonos, and take photos wearing their kimonos in the scenic surroundings. The school’s kimono dressing is provided by donation, and participants willingly contribute for the happy memories. The school also offers a craft booth where children try origami, kitemaking, and other crafts. Over the past sixty years, the school has responded and adapted to the ever-changing needs of families both in the local community and across the ocean. The mission of the school is to • Promote through educational and event programming the understanding of the Japanese language and culture to all Canadians • Actively uphold the history of the Steveston Japanese community • Actively participate in community events and organizations With this mission always in mind, the school looks forward to enriching the lives of Canadian and Japanese families for the next 60 years. Reference: Yokoyama, T (2011). The Education Trip to Japan. Sea Breeze 2, 58.


スティーブストン日本語学校60周年記念を祝って 第5回:日本とのつながり

2020年∼2021年は、 スティーブストン日本語学校にとって創立60周年記念の 特別な一年となるはずでした。 しかし、新型コロナウィルス感染拡大により、対面授業、学

校での記念行事が行えず、 とても寂しい記念の年となりました。 (授業はZoom にて行わ

れました。)そこで、別の形での記念として、保護者・生徒に向けて60周年記念ニュース

レターを発行し、学校の歴史を伝える事にしました。

「月報」 でもその記事を共有させていただきます。多くの方に本校の歴史とコミュニティへ の貢献、 そして本校の存在意義を知っていただけることを願います。

1960年の開校以来、 スティーブストン日本語学校は、地元コミュニティに日本の言語

と文化を普及するという使命を果たしてきました。同時に、様々な場面で日本とのつなが

りを大切にしてきました。

る 「花見」の習慣に倣い、 日本のシンボルである 「桜」の美しさを地

元住民に紹介しています。 フェスティバル当日は、本校は着付けの 場を提供し、毎年多くの参加者で賑わっています。参加者は、着付

けに長けた本校ボランティアの協力で綺麗な着物を着た後、 日本 風の景色を背景に写真を撮ります。着付けの参加には本校への寄

付金をお願いしていますが、素敵な思い出を求めて参加者も喜ん

で協力してくれています。着付け体験のほかにも、子供たちが折り 紙や凧作りを体験する工作ブースも提供しています。

これまでの60年間、地元コミュニティの、そして海を隔てた日本 の家庭のニーズは絶えず変化し続け、本校も常にその変化に適 応してきました。いつの時代でも本校の使命は以下の通りです。 •

教育的なプログラムやイベントを通して、全てのカナダ 人に日本の言語と文化を普及する。 •

スティーブストンの日系コミュニティの歴史

コミュニティのイベントなどに積極的に参

について、積極的に支持、擁護する。

加する。

以上の使命を忘れる事なく、次の60年間もカナダと日

本の人々の生活がより充実したものとなる様、 これからも精一杯取

り組んでいきたいと願っています。

参考文献:1 横山赳夫「訪日研修旅行について」 (『しおかぜ2』、 2011年、15ページ) まず特筆すべきは1989年の日本への研修旅行です。7月4日から13日まで、生

徒11名と教師2名が埼玉県浦和市(現在のさいたま市)で研修旅行を実施しました。 浦和市では、市内の小学校と中学校を訪問し、地元の生徒たちとの交流が実現しまし

た。訪問の見所の一つは、初めての学校給食でしょう。元スティーブストン日本語学校ソ

サエティー会長の横山赳夫氏は、 「(日本の)生徒達が当番で配膳から片付けまでやって いることに興味を持ったようである。」1と、 カナダにはない学校文化を体験した生徒の様 子を語っています。

2015年12月には、 「被災地にクリスマスカードを届けよう!」 というプロジェクトに 参加しました。 このプロジェクトは、東日本大震災で被災した子供達を支援することを目

的に、日本のある大学教授が始めたものです。2015年から、本校の生徒もクリスマ

スカードを作り、被災した子供達に送っています。 (新型コロナ感染拡大のため2020

年は除く。)明るく楽しいカードを送ることで、多くの悲しみや苦しみを経験した子供達を 応援し続けたいと願っています。

更に、本校はリッチモンド市と協力して、毎年春に開催される 「桜祭り」 に積極的に参加して

います。 このイベントは、2017年春にリッチモンド市の企画で始まり、 スティーブストン

にある 「ゲリーポイントパーク」 で行われています。 このパークには 「神代曙(ジンダイアケボ

ノ)」 という種類の桜の木が255本植えられていますが、 その最初の15本はB.C.州和

歌山県人会によって植えられたものです。和歌山はリッチモンド市の姉妹都市であり、18

00年代後半から1900年代前半にかけて移住してきた多くのスティーブストン日系人

の出身地として知られています。 リッチモンド市の桜祭りは、 日本人の心に深く根ざしてい

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Hello community! I hope you have been managing in the heat over the summer. I am wishing for rain as I write this, as the summer sun remains strong each day and the news continues to give updates on the many fires which are burning across the province. I am especially thinking of our elders, knowing it is so important to make sure they will be assisted in remaining as cool as possible. A wonderful online and in-person Powell Street Festival program will have already taken place as you read this message. The GVJCCA has always been a happy festival participant and supporter of the Powell Street Festival Society. We sincerely applaud their DTES community advocacy work and their promotion and showcasing of Japanese Canadian arts, performance and creative

activity. We are looking forward hopefully to 2022, that we can all be back in the neighbourhood participating once again in the festival. The GVJCCA Annual General Meeting is taking place on August 14, 2021, from 1 to 3pm. While the zoom meeting will still take place as previously announced, an in-person meeting will also proceed in the Matsu Room upstairs at the Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC. We will give you our updates on GVJCCA operations, programs and activities for 2021 and 2022. We are still seeking members who are interested in serving on the board. Please join us either in-person or online. It would be great to see some faces and have the opportunity to listen to your feedback. A few other items for your information GVJCCA Board members are active members of the Nitobe Memorial Garden History Committee. Sometime this fall, there will be a gathering continued on page 22

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Children’s World is a licensed child care and preschool facility for children between the ages of 2 and 5. The Emergent Curriculum is practiced there. What kind of childcare do they provide? We interviewed Mitsuru Haga-Bronstyn, the Manager of Children’s World. Thank you for taking the time to let us to interview you! Would you please provide a brief introduction of you? My name is Mitsuru Haga-Bronstyn and I am the Manager of Children’s World. I first got involved with VJLS-JH many years ago as a volunteer and eventually became the head facilitator of the childcare staff before being appointed as the Manager in 2014. In total, I’ve been working here for more than 20 years now. Please tell us about Children’s World and what makes it so special. Children’s World is a unique childcare centre that provides culturally enriched daycare, preschool, and toddler programs to the Japanese-Canadian and broader communities. It is located in the original heritage Japanese Language School that was built in 1928 and renovated in 2012. These renovations allowed the centre to be licensed by the Province of BC and is now dedicated to childcare excellence where its staff follow the concept of Emergent Curriculum. What is the “Emergent Curriculum” that you value at Children’s World? Emergent Curriculum is a way of planning curriculum that is based on the children’s interest and passion at a certain point in time. For example, if the children are interested in dinosaurs, we would plan curriculum about dinosaurs. One time, there was a boy who knew dinosaurs well and he would share various stories all the time with his friends. He was so engaging that his

friends started to get into the story more and more and asking their own questions like, “Teacher, are dinosaurs big?” “Do dinosaurs really exist?” We decided to set up a dinosaur-themed curriculum. What did you actually do? First, we asked questions about dinosaurs. “What do you know about dinosaurs?” “What do you want to know?” Then, various words came back about dinosaurs to the extent that they knew. The most popular topic was why we can’t meet dinosaurs now, and whether dinosaurs still exist today. Children develop the ability to think together through dialogue, which leads to new discoveries and richer ideas. As the next step, we decided to make a big dinosaur together. First of all, we looked at the image of different dinosaurs and thought about what kind of dinosaur we wanted to make. The difficulty is to make one big thing together. The children work with friends to create a single thing while discussing opinions. Rather than guiding them, we carefully watched the process of the children finding the answers and thinking for themselves. In this way, children thrive and learn best when their interests are captured. Learning occurs naturally. So, it’s important to understand children’s interests and concerns and provide them with the environment they need? I think of children as little adults. They have their own thoughts and follow their own decisions. For example, if I tell them to wear a raincoat, they will say, “I don’t want to”. However, if you show them two raincoats and ask them which they like better, red or yellow, they will honestly choose. They will feel proud and happy to wear the color of their choice. This leads to responsibility and empowerment. They are happy that they have the right to make decisions and that their decisions are recognized. You need to decide in a certain direction, but then it is important to give them options. Has the Emergent Curriculum educational method become established in Japan? I don’t think it has been properly established as an educational curriculum yet, but if you are involved in childcare, you are probably practicing it without even knowing it. However, it is not easy to materialize what we have been practicing unknowingly. We hold regular study sessions and continued on page 29

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I don’t really consider an extremely - nay outrageously - casual food column to be the ideal platform for a little exposition on Covid, but I’m learning a little more about the Delta variant and it scares me so much that I need to let all of you know as well. When Covid first came out, there was a certain amount of talk - if you were paying attention - about its “R0.” R stands for reproduction number and it’s the average number of people an infected person will infect. At the beginning of all this mess, Covid 19 was assessed at R3, which is not good. Masking, distancing, etc. was all about getting the R under 1 (each infected person infecting less than one person) in order to slow the spread. For comparison, H1N1 was R1.75. Covid 19 was R3, and heavy hitter measles is R14. Every infected person infecting 14 others! See why we all got vaccinated for measles? That’s the reason. Because it’s devastating. Check out the chart at the right. According to the CDC, the Delta variant’s R rating is somewhere between 5 and 9.5. This is very scary territory. R5 is REAL BAD. R9.5 is REALLY REALLY BAD. We thought all the measures taken to minimize Covid were extreme? That was for an R3. Imagine what we will have to do to bring down an R of 9.5. Or even a 5! So, vaccinated or not, it is important to keep masking, keep distancing and….I know. I know! I’m tired of it too. I’m dying to see my friends and family. Every dinner out feels like a major celebration. But I’ve just had a reality check. And I’m passing it – and hopefully not Delta Covid, because even if you’re vaccinated you can still carry the virus and spread it around! – on to everyone I know.

I need cake after all that, don’t you? I met this amazing woman at a small party in July and she’d made a lovely olive oil cake. Dense, moist, citrusy – and she did a novel plating for a buffet that I’d never seen before. She sliced the cake, fanned the slices out on a platter, then topped each with whipped cream and berries. Beautiful, easy to serve to ourselves, and absolutely delicious!! I asked for the recipe and she kindly shared. Thank you, Gilly!

Olive Oil Citrus Cake 2 c. flour ½ t. Baking powder ½ t. Baking soda Pinch salt 3 eggs at room temperature Zest of 2 oranges (or one orange and one lemon) 2 c. sugar 1 c. olive oil (regular not extra virgin) 1 ¼ c. milk, at room temperature ½ c. citrus juice (orange juice, or half orange half lemon, etc.) Oven: 375F Grease and flour a 9” springform pan. Line the base with parchment paper. Sift together the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt - in a large bowl.

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In another largish bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and citrus zest until well combined. Still whisking, slowly add the olive oil, as though Approximately 3 cups corn, cut off cobs of boiled you’re making mayonnaise. fresh corn Combine the milk and citrus juices (it will curdle, no worries) and slowly 2-3 green onions, finely sliced add to the egg mixture. 2-3 tablespoons sliced fresh basil Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold in well until just 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half combined to make a loose batter. Pour this into your prepared pan and Dressing: bake on the middle shelf for 75-80 minutes. 3 Tbsp olive oil The top should get dark golden brown and may crack which is fine, and 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar (or cider vinegar) it should pass the clean toothpick test. 1 pinch sugar Let rest and cool for 15 minutes, then run a knife round the edge and turn 1 clove garlic, finely minced or grated out onto a rack to cool completely. To serve, slice and dust with icing sugar ½ teaspoon salt or do Gilly’s trick and slice, fan out, top with scoops of whipped cream ¼ teaspoon black pepper Dash of hot sauce, if you like. and assorted berries!

Ina Garten’s Ribs That Mom Tried and Says They’re Great Oil 1 medium onion, minced (about ½ cup) 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 T.) Sauté onion in oil until soft, add garlic, sauté briefly Add: 1 cup tomato paste 1 cup ketchup 1 cup Dijon mustard 1 cup honey 1 cup hoisin sauce 1 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoons chili powder 1 Tablespoon cumin 1.5 teaspoons chili flakes Simmer gently for 30 min. Make sure it doesn’t scorch.

Add the green onions and basil and toss with the corn and dressing. Let stand or chill for 30 minutes. The salad is even better with some other additions such as: 4 slices bacon, sliced, fried until crisp, drained 1 large firm avocado, cubed ½ cup cooked green beans in 1-inch lengths If you don’t have basil or don’t like it, you can omit it and add ¼ cup minced parsley or ¼ cup finely chopped mint. If you like a more tart flavour, make a larger amount of dressing and add more. I prefer a lighter touch with corn. (Lea: I add diced grilled zucchini and red peppers to this, if I have them.) The following Italian salad is the simplest salad to put together, it looks very pretty, and everyone likes it. It makes good use of fresh tomatoes and if you can get heirloom ones, all the better.

Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

Season 3-4 lbs of ribs with salt and pepper, spread some sauce on ribs, Fresh tomatoes at room temperature, sliced and lightly salted cover with foil, bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours Bocconcini cheese, sliced Brush sauce on bone side, grill 5 minutes Fresh basil, sliced thinly Extra virgin olive oil Turn, brush on more sauce, grill for 5 min. Or finish under the broiler. Freshly ground pepper Can these be done in the slow cooker so you don’t have to turn on the oven? Sure can!! Dilute sauce with about 1 ½ c. water, make sure ribs have Arrange alternate slices of tomato and cheese on a sauce all over them, and cook on low 7 hours or on high for 5. Lift carefully nice plate. Sprinkle the fresh basil over this, sprinkle out of sauce, transfer to a foil lined tray and broil quickly, just enough to with good quality olive oil and a few grindings of black get a little brown and crispy at the edges. Or grill on bbq. Leftover sauce pepper. That’s all there is to it. Some people may will keep in the fridge for about a week. I sometimes cook chicken thighs sprinkle it lightly with balsamic vinegar but I don’t think or country style ribs in bbq sauce in either the slow cooker or the Instant it is needed. (Lea: It can make the cheese discoloured and rubbery. You can also just chunk the tomatoes and Pot. Easy meal and quick if you use the pressure cooker. cheese up - or use the bocconcini in little balls - and Mom has some salads to serve on the side of your ribs! toss it all together!)

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by Lorene Oikawa One of the special joys of summer is the bounty of fruit and vegetables. As much as I love finding my food treasures at markets, my favourites are home grown by family. I miss my obaachan’s garden and spending time with her. Recently, I was surprised with a box delivered by my cousin who had come back from a visit to his parents in Kamloops. Sun-kissed tomatoes, glossy Japanese eggplant, cucumbers, and a giant zucchini. Thank you to my aunt and uncle. Besides the wonderful meals I will enjoy using the veg, I am happy to see some of the pre-COVID19 normalcy return. Families are starting to travel and meet up. Considering all that we have missed during the lockdowns, it’s difficult not to want to rush back into our former routines. The one spoiler is the Delta variant which is surging across the world and accounts for most of the infections in Canada. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said it’s highly contagious, similar to chickenpox transmission where an infected person infects about nine other people. A person infected with the original COVID19 infected about two people, similar to the transmission of the common cold. The areas with lower vaccination rates seem to be most at risk and those who are unvaccinated tend to be most of the more severe cases.

people who were indiscriminately massacred in August 1945. At that time, like many survivors, I made a vow that their deaths would not be in vain. I vowed that I would work until my last breath to warn the world about the danger of nuclear weapons, to make sure that no one else suffers as we have suffered. Let us honour the people who perished with our actions. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has entered into force this year. Nuclear weapons have always been immoral. Now they are also illegal. Nuclear abolitionists everywhere can be incredibly encouraged and empowered by this new legal status. And now, with greater intensity and purpose, we will push forward to our ultimate goal — a world without nuclear weapons.” Register for the 7pm EDT event at bit.ly/3xnopmO NAJC is a supporter and sponsor. NAJC is continuing our online programming. Check our website najc.ca/ online-programs/ as we add new online sessions. You can find archived recordings and interviews in the Past section of Online Programs on our website and also on the National Association Japanese Canadians YouTube channel. bit.ly/3bTpbA1

One of the sessions we will posting is the Landscapes of Injustice (LOI) Research Database and Family Story Sharing we co-hosted with LOI Project Manager Michael Abe at the end of last month in association with the Powell Street Festival. Tami Hirasawa, president of the Central Vancouver Island Japanese Canadian Cultural Society (Seven Potatoes), her mother Joyce (née Fujimagari) Hirasawa, and other family members provided perspective from three generations of their family. Kevin Okabe, executive director of NAJC, shared his Okabe and Nagasaka family history. Please enjoy opportunities to travel and gather safely. They also shared their research from the LOI database. The recorded Follow health authority recommendations. Encourage session will be posted at bit.ly/LOIdata your family, friends, and neighbours to get vaccinated. Continue to wear masks indoors, maintain distancing, We continue to speak on human rights issues and in August there are two commemorative dates to note for annual recognition when we can reflect, personal space, and keep washing your hands. listen, and continue to learn. This year, the House of Commons officially Until we can meet safely in person, it was great to have designated August 1 Emancipation Day to celebrate Black communities a telephone chat with Setsuko Thurlow. Setsuko is a in Canada and recognize that it’s the actual day in 1834 when slavery was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the abolished in Canada. www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/ International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. emancipation-day.html On August 9, it’s the International Day of the She will be a speaker at the August 6, 2021, Hope for World’s Indigenous Peoples. We urge people to get to know Indigenous the Earth, an online ceremony to commemorate the history in Canada and learn about the Calls to Action from the Truth and bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki and commit to Reconciliation Commission. trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2. action for a world free of nuclear weapons. pdf The NAJC has joined with other Japanese Canadian organizations Setsuko hopes to see you at this year’s event and said, to endorse an Open Letter to Japanese Canadians and allies to support “Seventy-six years ago, I survived the atomic bombing Indian Residential School Survivors. You can sign the letter at this link: bit. of Hiroshima, unlike the hundreds of thousands of

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ly/3lmariL For anyone in Canada who is experiencing pain or distress because of their Residential School experience, please know there is support through the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419, available 24-hours a day. Sign up at najc.ca/subscribe/ for NAJC e-news and don’t miss any updates and information about our initiatives, events, opportunities, and news. Please also support local events and to connect with NAJC member organizations, check out the NAJC website najc.ca/member-organizations/ The NAJC National Executive Board wishes you a wonderful August and please check on seniors, those at home who are ill and/or alone, during heatwaves and extreme weather conditions. Take care.

Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC Telephone: 604-253-7033 www.vancouverbuddhisttemple.com Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, minister Sun, August 8, 10:00AM Shotsuki Memorial Sun, September 12, 10:00AM Shotsuki Memorial & Fall Ohigan Saturday Dharma Service on Zoom starts at 10am (Approximately 30 minutes: Meditation, Sutra Chanting, Dharma Talk) *You can find signup form at temple website to receive Zoom link

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Exhibit TAIKEN: Japanese Canadians Since 1877 Nikkei Centre Visitors to the upper level of Nikkei Centre have the chance to engage in the fascinating history of Japanese Canadians. Learn about the first arrivals in 1877, the hardships of the early pioneers, the struggles of the war years, and the need to rebuild homes and businesses in the 1950s. Listen to the voices of many generations tell their story!

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February 11 to September 5 A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC

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A Future for Memory, curated by Fuyubi Nakamura, MOA’s Curator for Asia, features works by eight artists, groups and institutions from Japan, tracing national museum the material and intangible effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake, commonly referred to as 3.11 in Japan after its date of occurrence on March 11, 2011. The exhibition highlights nature’s destructive impact on humans and its regenerative potential, and explores how humans live in harmony with nature, as well as how new connections and relationships have developed in the aftermath of this tragic event.

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First Friday of each month 7:30pm – 10pm First Friday Forum Tonari Gumi, 42 West 8th Avenue Music, diverse genres and cultures. Standards, jazz, pop, classical, folk, world music. Poetry and other readings. Enjoy an evening of music, discussion, friendship. Admission by donation, net proceeds go towards the Aoki Legacy Endowment Fund, UBC.

Saturday August 14, 1 to 3pm Pactific Time 2021 GVJCCA Annual General Meeting

The 2021 GVJCCA Annual General Meeting will take a hybrid form. It will be held in person in the Matsu Room at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre as well as by zoom on Saturday August 14 from 1 to 3pm. The GVJCCA Is also seeking new board members. Information about director nomination process is published on page 5. Please ensure you have updated your membership, note the 2021 Annual General Meeting date and plan to attend. Join Zoom Meeting http://bit.ly/JCCA-AGM Meeting ID: 861 3830 0067 Passcode: 119563

2nd & 4th Sundays from June to October, 10am to 2pm Nikkei Garden Farmers' Market 16 - 20 vendors will be selling Japanese food, Japanese/Japanese-inspired The First Friday Forum will be on items, and fresh vegetables & plants in the garden at Nikkei Centre. The hiatus until Tonari Gumi re-opens. gallery and museum shop will be open during the market. We look forward to seeing you all Check for updates: centre.nikkeiplace.org/events/nikkei-farmers-market again! Tonari Gumi Facility TG/JCCA Charity Golf Classic Limited Re-opening Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021 The facility is open Place: Meadow Gardens Golf Course (19675 Meadow Gardens Way, for Library use and Pitt Meadows) to provide Community Services Fee: $185/golfer (includes $55 tax receipt, green fee, two-person power by appointment. Please call cart, prizes, gourmet dinner or premium takeout depending on COVID-19 Tonari Gumi, 604.687.2172 to restrictions at the time of the event). Registration deadline: August 9. make an appointment. Registrations received before Friday, July 30 will receive two sleeves Open from Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm of premium golf balls per golfer. For VCH guidelines and opening TG Senior Life Seminar details, please go to our website Navigating the Health Care System [in Japanese] www.tonarigumi.ca Friday, July 23, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am. Zoom or over the phone. Free for TG members / $8 for non-members Inquiries / registration: 604-687-2172 ext. 102 / services@tonarigumi.ca

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have set up a website where our staff can share their daily happenings and thoughts. We are also planning to invite an Emergent Curriculum expert to give a workshop in September. Do you notice any changes in the children through the Emergent Curriculum ? I think the children’s skills of observation and insight have improved. I am impressed and surprised by the conversations and creativity that come out of the children. What would you expect the children who participate in Children’s World to be in the future? I would like children to develop imagination and the ability to think for themselves. If they have imagination, they will be able to think about things from the other person’s perspective. If they acquire the habit of thinking for themselves, they will be able to create their own path. I would like to continue to nurture this ability.

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With Stephanie Pile of the Woodland Cultural Centre. Lead on the “Save the Evidence” Campaign to restore the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. I explained the significance of the Tsuru and that Seniors at Momiji were creating a Senbazuru for them and that Residential School Survivors are in our thoughts.

by Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi President, Greater Toronto Chapter NAJC Dear friends, As I write, it has been about two weeks since Covid 19 restrictions were eased in Ontario. It is reported that Toronto had the longest lockdown of any city in North America, possibly the world. My first visit was to Momiji Seniors Centre to see my parents. The second was to the Woodland Cultural Centre, site of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School in Brantford Ontario. On the way back, my husband and I had a celebratory dinner with our youngest Board member Stephane Hamade and his fiancé Melissa. Many hugs and congratulations to the lovebirds.

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A couple days later, I flew to Vancouver with my son and daughter-in-law. That day ended my 578-day running streak which started on December 24, 2019. Normally, I run every day when I can. With the exceptions being while on hiking holidays or travel days. So, the end of the running streak was an exciting milestone marking the end of, or beginning of another phase of living with a pandemic. I spent an action packed six days in Vancouver. A visit to the Nikkei National Museum (NNM) served dual purposes as I met with Linda Kawamoto Reid


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Son Steven and daughter-in-law Thuy with Ryan of the Tashme Museum

who is the Reference Archivist and more recently, Project Assistant for the Japanese Canadian Survivors Health & Wellness Fund. I was on a mission to meet folks met on zoom, in person. As well, I wanted to see what the NNM had in its archives on my grandfather Takaichi Umezuki, a long-time editor of the New Canadian. Lisa Uyeda and Carolyn Nakagawa were on hand that day and they made me feel very welcome as I hung about.

trials. Ironically, a planned winter trip to meet the same friend in Kicking Horse, BC a couple of years ago was cancelled due to an avalanche that affected road conditions in the area. My best wishes to you and yours for happy reunions and good health.

I visited the Vancouver Japanese Language School to try Randall Okita’s Virtual reality experience, “Book of Distance” part of the Powell Street Festival. There I ran into the incomparable Kathy Shimizu whose hands-on BC SENIORS GRANT FOR SURVIVORS commitment to improve life in the Downtown East Side I much admire. The Toronto NAJC will be mailing a newsletter and I was able to meet with three members of the NAJC Human Rights notices to its members with updates, information by the Committee – Judy Hanazawa, GVJCCA President; Maryka Omatsu, end of August. While we cannot confirm at the moment, National Executive Board member; and Mariko Kage, daughter of Tatsuo the hope is to have a couple of in-person information Kage. Our final day was spent on a day trip to the Tashme Museum in sessions. While the B.C. team is doing a fabulous job of connecting with organizations and individuals feel free Sunshine Valley where my mother’s family were incarcerated. to contact Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi at 416-317-9726 We had plans to visit a friend of my sons in the interior and were monitoring or email communications@torontonajc.ca for Toronto the conditions for this road trip. With BC in the throes of Covid numbers specific updates. surpassing Ontario, extreme heat, drought, and wildfires, we decided to head home early. Our thoughts are with those suffering through these

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Volunteer Highlight: Alice Maeda-san celebrating 100th birthday Online Grocery Shopping Support Learn how to place grocery orders online. Online grocery order is a helpful service for seniors experiencing difficulty going out to stores while recovering from a sickness/procedure or after stopping to drive. Telephone Interpretation Service (Paid) Japanese interpretation over the phone for medical appointments with the doctor, at medical tests, procedures etc. Over-the-phone interpretation is a convenient way to access the service even for a short duration of time. Assistance with booking medical appointments also available.

Tonari Gumi’s long-time volunteer Alice Maeda-san is turning one hundred, and here’s message from her Medical Appointment Transportation (Paid) follow volunteer Kimiko Higashi-san: Transportation from your home, to and from medical appointments We first met in the lunch program when TG was still at if family or friends are not available or not comfortable taking public the old location on Broadway. You were already over transportation/taxi. 80 years old then, and I was surprised how nimble you were around the kitchen. I was doubly amazed If you are interested in receiving the above services or learning more, with your energy when I saw you stay after lunch to please reach us at 604-687-2172 extension #102, email services@ help make manju. tonarigumi.ca or visit our website at www.tonarigumi.ca You’re also very fashionable and I remember that you always wear earrings that match your outfit. I understood why you’re stylish when I heard that you were originally from Yokohama and used to live in Shanghai – two cities known for their openness and freedom at the time. This must also be why you adopted so well to living abroad. You volunteered and participated in programs since the time TG was on Powell Street until it moved to the current location. It’s unfortunate that we can’t see each other because of the pandemic, but it makes me happy that you sound the same over the phone. Please take care and watch over us.

The Japanese Community Volunteers Association, “Tonari Gumi,” gratefully acknowledges and thanks the following people for their generous donations received from June 22 to July 20, 2021. Although we try our best, we may miss your name. Please contact us and we will make a correction in the next issue. Monetary Donations Nancy Tsuyuki, Mutsu Tannno, Lily M Haraga, Sam Yamamoto, Cindy Mochizuki, Anonymous (1) Monetary Donations (Canada Helps) Canada Helps Partner Giving Program In memory of Gordon Kadota Machiko Nakahori In memory of Yoshiko Uyeyama (Canada Helps) Peter Uyeyama In memory of Fusae Sameshima (Canada Helps) Josephine Nadiger, Anonymous (1) In Kind Donations Toshie Aoki, Anderson Megumi, Yasuhiko Nakata, April Shimizu & generous donors, Anonymous (2) MIAHF Charity Golf Tournament

Introducing TG’s new services Tonari Gumi has launched four new services for seniors this year thanks to a generous grant provided by the United Way. Through our new services, we hope to bring confidence and a peace of mind to Japanese Canadian seniors throughout Metro Vancouver who are living independently in the community.

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Monetary Donations: Golf Tournament Sponsorship Seaborn Enterprises LTD., Amano Foods LTD., MNP LLP, Henry Wakabayashi, Sam Yamamoto In Kind Donations Henry Wakabayashi, Ken Yada MONTHLY GIVING Monetary Donations Seiya Kuwabara (Floral), Sakiko Yoshida (Floral) Monetary Donations (Canada Helps) Mitsuko Mizuguchi (Floral), Yumi Nakase, Tamotsu Nagata, Satomi Yamashita (Floral), David Iwaasa (Gold), Tsutae Suzuki (Floral), Emiko Morita (Floral), Anonymous (Silver)


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Registration Deadline: Monday, August 9, 2021 $185 per person, $740 per foursome Includes green fees, two-person power cart, great prizes, gourmet dinner, and a tax donation receipt of $55.00 per person. Texas Scramble format with a shotgun start. 2021 “YOUR CHOICE” TONARI GUMI CHARITY RAFFLE Choose from prizes totalling over $1000! “Your Choice” means you can choose a gift certificate from the Apple Store, Best Buy, Golf Town, Canadian Tire, the Keg Restaurant, etc. or even a donation to your favourite charity. Customize your prize!!! 1st Prize: $500 Gift Certificate | 2nd Prize: $350 Gift Certificate 3rd Prize: $150 Gift Certificate | 4th & 5th Prize: $75 Gift Certificates All profits will help vulnerable seniors within the community! Prizes will be sent anywhere in BC.

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The Japanese Canadian Kitchen Garden

Yuzu!

by Makiko Suzuki Yuzu, a citrus fruit common to Japan and East Asia, has a tartness and floral fragrance similar to grapefruit with a touch of mandarin orange. Yuzu, with care and attention, can be grown in the temperate zone of BC. Last month, TG community member Magnus Stuart Billings, donated yuzu saplings to Tonari Gumi Garden Club. Many of the saplings were distributed to TG volunteers (one of many benefits of volunteering at TG!) A few will be available from TGGC at the Nikkei Garden Farmers Market on Sunday, August 22nd. Magnus kindly shares his experience with growing Yuzu: I am pleased to provide the yuzu plants and hope that people are interested in them at the August market. People that know me will tell you I love yuzu; yuzu liquor, yuzu gelato, essential oil, lip balm, etc. I’m addicted. We bought some yuzu two years ago for O-shyougatsu and I thought it would be fun to grow the plants from seed. It has been a learning experience to grow them and watch them develop. The plants are still young but I hope that with their growing size and health I can nurture them to bear fruit. They have growth spurts in late spring but have not yet blossomed. I hope that one fall season they will provide delicious yuzu fruit.

outside. However, since the roots in a container are more exposed to very low temperatures, more care is needed to protect them. Keep such plants up against your home’s foundation and cover the pot with straw and a tarp. Leave the top exposed or cover with a vented clear tent. Irrigate regularly, especially during long dry periods, as yuzu is not drought-tolerant. The tree will readily drop fruit and/or leaves if waterstressed. You’ll get your first crop within two years after planting your tree. Starting from seed will delay your first crop, probably by a couple of years.

I have a community garden plot where I grow a variety of other vegetables such as garlic, kale, brussel sprouts, asparagus, squash, as well as Japanese varietals like shiso, shishito, mizuna, komatsu, and myouga. This year I purchased a wasabi plant that I hope to harvest ~ stay tuned on how that turns out!

Citrus bears much better if fed. Follow the application rates on the fertilizer container.

My wife, Michiyo, is Japanese and we met in Gunma 25 years ago. I had recently moved there having studied Japanese at UBC. We returned to British Columbia and lived in Whistler, the North Shore before settling in Vancouver. Michiyo now volunteers with Tonari Gumi with the bento box kitchen team.

Pests are limited. As with other citrus, you may encounter scale, aphids or mites. However, citrus grown outside seldom harbors more than a few of these invaders. Spray plants with Safer Soap only if you can’t control the pests by picking off.

Yuzu Planting And Care Plant yuzu in full sun on well-drained soil. The site should be sheltered from winter winds. The shrub/ small tree grows fast and can be quite thorny, so place it away from paths and garden furniture. Yuzu can also be grown as a container plant and left

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You also can increase your crops by hand-pollinating, using a small brush to transfer pollen from one flower to another. Pests And Disease

We often find it difficult to find yuzu but we were lucky around O-shyougatsu to find them at Fujiya on Clark Street. Given the limited supply we aren’t choosy with our yuzu fruit. I took all the available seeds (approx. 9 per fruit) and experimented with them. I peeled the tough outer layer from each seed which helps them germinate. Then I placed them in damp paper towel inside a ziplock bag to encourage them to sprout. I kept them in a warm and sunny window. It takes 1-2 months for them to germinate. I then moved them into potting


Nikkei Garden Farmers Market News soil in small planters and gradually moved them into larger and larger pots as they grew. I also used some fertilizer for fruit trees each summer. I understand it will take up to three years for a tree to bear fruit so I am waiting patiently. I kept all the plants inside the first winter and then kept half inside the second winter, leaving the other half outside but covered in a plastic sheet to protect them from the elements (cold and wind). I found all the yuzu plants performed well and there was no difference come spring. I have read that if the temperature falls below zero degrees it can damage the plants so some people will put a string of outdoor lights around the covered pots to give a bit of warmth. Thank you Magnus! – yuzu shrubs or trees, rare to source in Vancouver, make a lovely addition to any home garden.

Donations of organically grown plants and vegetables enable TGGC to generate funds for TG seniors through sales at the Nikkei market. TG Programs Coordinator, Rie Bucci, gifted beautiful myoga and yomogi plants that sold out quickly at the July market. Community member Aiko Johnson’s red shiso plants were also well received, with one shopper purchasing 6 double plants! Gary and Emmy Mikurubi’s amazing green shiso starts were well appreciated, as were their 240+ juicy sweet plums that quickly sold out on market day. (Over 250 plums were also distributed to TG volunteers and the TG seniors lunch program). Thank you all! Finally kudos goes to our TG GC volunteers who generously assisted last month through various tasks such as harvesting at the Aldergrove and Surrey farms, watering the TG GC beds at Elizabeth Rogers, along with setting up and selling at the Nikkei Market table: Mamiko, Eddie, Sharon, Atsumi, Michiko, Derek, Tracy, Miki, Larry, Mayumi and Samiko. TGGC participates at Nikkei Garden Farmers Market on the fourth Sunday of each month. The next market day for TGGC is Sunday August 22 and the final 2021 market is in October. Please come by and see what other surprises are offered at the TGGC table!

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Family first was his motto. As a proud dad he supported every milestone, competition, or event his kids participated in over the years, and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play baseball, hockey, soccer, dance and karate. He went to every game and practice he could and was so proud of his grandkids, Eva, Asher, Winnie, Zadie, and Magnus, in each of their unique talents. He was thrilled to welcome his 6th grandchild, Phoenix, just three months ago. Bob leaves behind not only his beloved kids, Alissa, Naomi, Lauren, and Jeffrey, his sons in law Bram, Ryan, Tanner and Mike, and grandkids, but also his brothers Aki, Louie, Billy, and Johnny and their families, as well as the family of his late brother Charlie. Bobby will be lovingly missed as a devoted dad, generous and kind uncle, brother, loyal partner, and friend – a man who would give you the shirt off his back. A celebration of life will be held in his honour in the fall. In lieu of flowers, consider donating in Bob Horii’s honour to the Vancouver Japanese Language School (where he attended as a student) or the Powell Street Festival (where he took his family every summer) or the JCCA Bulletin at the links below: vjls-jh.com/support-us/donation powellstreetfestival.com jccabulletin-geppo.ca/about-2/jcca-bulletin

ROBERT YOSHIHARU HORII, a loving father and grandfather, passed away July 3rd, 2021. Born in 1942, he shared many stories of his early years in East Vancouver, life during and after the Japanese Canadian internment of WWII, graduating class of 1960 at Britannia High, and years training as a 4th degree black belt Judoka. Winning gold in the Canadian championships in 1961, Bob competed in the World Judo Championships in 1967, qualifying for the Olympic team. Sensei at heart, he went on to share his knowledge and passion to the next generation. In his youth, Bob was a dapper man, and always had impeccable taste into his later years. His smile was the kind that made you feel special. He was spontaneous and always up for adventure.

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Honouring, Preserving, and Sharing Japanese Culture and Japanese Canadian History and Heritage for a Better Canada centre.nikkeiplace.org | 604.777.7000 | info@nikkeiplace.org | Support NNMCC: Donate by phone, mail or online WHAT’S ONSITE 館内にて開催 Reception | Gallery | Museum Shop: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday* & Monday Closed Nikkei Bookstore 日系ブックストア: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am - 3pm COMING SOON: MINI MATSURI | SEPTEMBER 4 & 5 11AM-7PM | www.nikkeimatsuri.ca “Mini Matsuri” — A celebration of Japanese arts and culture. This small-scale Nikkei Matsuri will feature festival favourites such as cultural performances, food trucks & stalls, a marketplace with local vendors, kids games, and more! Advance ticket sales open August 7th through Eventbrite. Ticket information link available at www.nikkeimatsuri.ca $5 per person/$15 Family/Members free* Limited Drop-in tickets will be available at the entrance based on capacity limits. *Members: reserve your free ticket in advance to avoid disappointment

MUSEUM SHOP ミュージアムショップ https://nnmcc.square.site/ Organic Tsubaki oil has been restocked at the museum shop. Suitable for all skin types, Tsubaki oil contains antioxidants which rejuvenate hair, skin and nails. The oil, which is derived from the seeds of Camellia oleifera, can also be used as an effective makeup remover and scalp treatment. If you need help locating an item, please contact: jcnm@nikkeiplace.org | 604.777.7000 ext. 109 CURRENT EXHIBITS 展示 This travelling exhibit on loan from Iron Willed: Women in STEM Ingenium - Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation - celebrates women in the Hours: Tue-Sat, fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and features 10am-5pm inspiring individuals such as Irene Uchida, $5 admission, Donna Strickland, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. members and students free Lost and Found Kagetsu/Seymour Logging Camp 2F Kadota Landing

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Ucluelet Fishing Company and Japanese Canadians in Ucluelet | By Paul Kariya “The first Japanese Canadian fishermen returned to Ucluelet in 1949, immediately after they were permitted to do so. The pull of fishing, its way of life, and also the need for good incomes drew the earliest returnees, men like Shigeru (Jim) Nitsui and his family, back. Others who had called Tofino and Clayoquot home before the war such as Tom Kimoto and Joe Nakagawa settled in Spring Cove. By the mid 1950s some 20 fishermen and their families had returned to Ucluelet. Many other Japanese Canadian fishermen returned to fish out of Ucluelet but chose to live elsewhere like in Steveston.”

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Nikkei Place Monthly Update Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society COVID AND DEMENTIA COVID-19 has left many Canadians living with dementia, caregivers, and families facing challenges they’ve It is well known that COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-COV-2 never experienced, as the pandemic has exposed the virus, has caused many devastating effects in people with chronic illness gaps in dementia care across Canada’s health and and seniors. However, there has been little publicity on the effects it has long-term care systems. on people with dementia. More and more evidence is coming out that people living with dementia are disproportionally impacted by the current In response, the Alzheimer Society has convened the COVID-19 and Dementia Task Force compiled of leadCOVID-19 pandemic. ing researchers, clinicians, and dementia specialists 1. Persons living with dementia are particularly vulnerable to the conacross the country, as well people with experience, and sequences of the pandemic. Measures such as physical distancing and are working to find solutions to this problem. prevention of travel outside of the community leads to social isolation where they are no longer able to meet face to face with family and friends. On an individual basis, there are things one can do Disruptions in the healthcare system with cancellation of day programs and such as: virtual visits with physicians mean that their dementia care is interrupted. 1. Protect people with dementia from Covid-19. All this leads often leads to progression of dementia. 2. Minimize the disruption for dementia care such by Marcia Carr

2. It is now becoming evident that underlying dementia, compared to other medical co-morbidities, confers the greatest risk for contracting COVID‐19 in adults over 65 years. As dementia prevents one from forming new memory, it is difficult for a person with dementia to understand the “new normal” life. Forming new routines is very difficult and many people with dementia are unable to remember to wear a mask, to wash their hands, or to take other recommended precautions to prevent infection.

as access to primary care and support networks and programs. 3. Decrease the risk of dementia by decreasing risk factors for vascular dementia such as hypertension, diabetes high cholesterol, and obesity through better diet and regular exercise.

4. Exercise the short-term memory by continuing to 3. Statistics Canada recently reported that 90% of people who died of challenge the brain to learn new things. COVID-19 in 2020 had at least one co-morbidity and dementia; and Sources Alzheimer’s was the most commonly mentioned diagnosis on the COVwebapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/decisions/p/project_details. ID-19 death certificates. html?applId=430509&lang=en 4. Even if a person does not have dementia, early observations have shown that infection with COVID-19 has led to new onset of dementia www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covespecially when a person presents to the emergency with symptoms of id-19)-tips-for-dementia-care delirium or confusion. Around 70% of those with symptoms eventually www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/210514/ recover completely. However, in the 30% who do not, an episode of dq210514c-eng.htm delirium predicts a slow decline over a period of months that leads to www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03360-8 profound cognitive impairment and even dementia. The loss of smell and taste in COVID-19 patients emerged as one of the first signs that SARS- alzheimer.ca/en/help-support/dementia-resources/ CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is affecting the brain. A team of managing-through-covid-19/covid-19-dementia-taskresearchers looking at the brains of deceased COVID-19 patients found force that small blood vessels in different areas of the brain were leaking as if www.clinicaltrialsarena.com/comment/covid-19-brainpatients had suffered mini-strokes. A team of researchers reported in the damage-dementia-risk January issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia that the brain inflammation and Marcia Carr (RN,BN,MS,GNC(C), NCA) is a Clinical Nurse mini-strokes observed in COVID-19 patients may place them at increased Specialist – geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Nikkei Place Monthly Update 日系シニアズ・ヘルスケア&住宅協会 新型コロナウイルスと認知症 D r. 田中朝絵(Bachelor of science. Medical Doctor. CCFP) SARS-COV-2 ウイルスが引き起こす疾病である新型コロナウイス感染 新型コロナ感染症ウイルスの結果、カナダで認知症と共に生きる多く 症が、慢性疾患者や高齢者に数多くの打撃的影響を及ぼしていること の人々、介護者、家族がかつて経験したことのない困難に直面すると は広く知られています。しかしながら認知症の人々に与える影響に関し ともに、今回のパンデミックによってカナダ全土の医療制度および長期 ては、あまり注目されていません。認知症を患う人々が新型コロナウイ 介護制度における認知症ケアに欠陥があることが明らかになりました。 ルスのパンデミックにとりわけ大きな影響を受けていることを示す根拠 は、次々と明らかになっています。 これを受け、アルツハイマー協会は全国から一流の研究者・臨床医・ 認知症専門医や経験者を招集して「新型コロナウイルスおよび認知症 1. 認知症患者はパンデミックの影響を特に受けやすい。身体的距離 対策本部」を設置し、問題解決に取り組んでいます。 を置く、コミュニティ外部への交通・移動を禁止するといった感 染予防策によって、家族や友人と以前のように直接に会うことが 個人レベルでは、次のような努力を払うことができます。 できなくなり、結果的に社会的孤立に向かう。通所型のデイプロ 1. 認知症患者を新コロナウイルスから守る グラムがキャンセルされたり、医師の診察がオンライン化したりと いう医療体制の混乱は、認知症ケアが中断されていることを意味 2. プライマリケア、サポートネットワークやプログラムなどの認知症 する。これらすべての状況は、 しばしば認知症の進行を引き起こす。 ケアの中断を最小限に抑える 2.

他の医学的合併症と比べ、基礎疾患として認知症がある場合、 65 歳以上の成人において新型コロナウイルスに罹患するリスク が最も高いことが明らかになってきている。認知症は新しい記憶 の形成が妨げられている状態であるため、患者にとっては New Normal すなわち新しい日常の生活を理解することが困難であ る。認知症患者にとって新しい日常習慣を作り直すのは非常に困 難なことであり、多くの人々はマスクを着ける、手を洗うなど、さ まざまな感染予防の注意事項を覚えることができない。

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カナダ統計局の最近の報告によると、2020 年に新型コロナウイ ルス感染症で死亡した人の 99%が、少なくとも一つの合併症と 認知症を患っていた。また、新型コロナウイルス感染症による死 亡証明書に最も頻繁に記載されていた診断が、アルツハイマー であった。

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たとえ認知症に罹っていない人でも、救急外来で特にせん妄や精 神的錯乱などの症状を呈する場合、新コロナウイルス感染が認知 症の新たな発症につながっているという初期の観察が見られる。 これらの症状が出た約 70%の人は、最終的に完治している。し かしながら完治しない患者の 30%は、せん妄の発現から数か月 にわたってゆっくり衰退し、やがて重症の認識機能障害、さらに は認知症へと進んでいくことが予測される。新型コロナウイルス 感染症患者に見られる味覚障害や嗅覚障害は、この感染症を引 き起こすウイルスであるS ARS- C V-2 が脳に影響を及ぼしてい ることを示す兆候として最初に明らかになったものの一つであっ た。死亡した患者の脳を観察していた研究者チームは、脳のさ まざまな部分の毛細血管から、まるで軽度の脳卒中が起きたか のような出血があることを発見した。『アルツハイマー & 認知症 (Alzheimer s & Dementia)』誌の一月号では、ある研究者チー ムが 次のように報告している。「新コロナウイルス患者に脳の炎 症と軽度の脳卒中が見られる場合、こうした患者はアルツハイ マー病および他の認知症を発症するリスクが高くなる可能性があ る」 。

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食事方法の改善と定期的な運動により、高血圧・糖尿病・高コレ ステロール・肥満といった脳血管性認知症のリスク要因を減らす ことで、認知症のリスクを減らす

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新しいことを学んで継続的に脳を駆使することで、短期記憶の訓 練を行う

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こどものくにで大切にしている 「エマージェント・カリキュラム」 とは、いっ たいどんな保育なのでしょうか? エマージェント・カリキュラムは、子どもが好きな事、興味を持っている物をテー マにして学びを進める教育法です。たとえば子ども達が恐竜に興味を持ってい るようだったら、恐竜をテーマにしたカリキュラムを計画します。ある時こども たちのなかで「恐竜」が盛り上がっていました。恐竜に詳しい子がいて、そ の子がいつも話すので、次第に友達も興味を持ちはじめました。「先生、恐竜っ ておおきいの?」 「恐竜って本当にいるの?」そんな質問が飛び出し、恐竜をテー マにしたカリキュラムを組む事にしたのです。

実際にどのような事をされたのでしょうか。 まずは恐竜のどんな事を知っているか、どんな事を知りたいのか、クラスのみ んなで話し合いました。すると自分の知っている範囲で恐竜についていろいろ な言葉が返ってきました。一番話題に上がったのはなぜ今恐竜には会えない のか、まだ恐竜は存在しているのか、でしたね。子どもたちは対話の中で一 緒に考える力を養い、それが新しい発見や豊かな発想を生み出します。次の ステップとして、皆で大きな恐竜を作る事にしました。まずは恐竜の画像を見 てどんな恐竜にしたいか一緒に考えました。難しいのはみんなで一つの大き な恐竜を作ること。周りの友だちと協力して意見を出し合いながら一つのもの を作ります。誘導するのではなく、子どもたちが自分たちで答えを見つけるま での過程をしっかりと寄り添い、自分自身で考えられるよう見守りました。 このように、エマージェント・カリキュラムとは普段から身近で興味あることを 通して学ぶと、一方的に決められたテーマよりずっと自然でしかも効果的とい う考え方です。

子どもたちの興味や関心を理解し、必要な環境を整えるのが大事なの ですね。

こどものくにインタビュー!エマージェ ント・カリキュラムとは 2 ∼ 5 歳の子どもたちが通う BC 州認可のチャイルドケアセン ター、こどものくに。そこでは「エマージェント・カリキュラム」 が実践されています。子どもの興味・関心から保育を組み立て 展開することを特徴とするエマージェント・カリキュラム。一体 どんな保育をしているのでしょうか。こどものくにの芳賀園長に インタビューしました。

今日はお時間をいただき、 ありがとうございます。 まずは簡 単な自己紹介をお願いします。 「こどものくに」で園長を務めています。この団体とは日本語学 校のボランティアとして関わったのが最初のきっかけでした。そ の後、保育スタッフたちをまとめるヘッド・ファシリエイターと なり、2014 年に園長に就任しました。通算で、もう 20 年以上 ここで働いていることになりますね。

「こどものくに」についてお聞かせください。 「こどものくに」は日系カナダ人をはじめ、様々なバックグラウ ンドの子供たちが通う、保育園・幼稚園の機能を兼ね揃えたチャ イルドケアセンターです。2012 年に BC 州の認可を取得しまし た。子どもたちの興味から学びを考えるエマージェント・カリキュ ラムを保育の基本としています。

私は子どもたちを小さい大人だと思っています。ちゃんと自分の考えを持って いるし、自分で決定した事には素直に従います。例えばレインコートを着るよ うに指示すると嫌だと言います。でも2つのレインコートを見せ、赤か黄色か どちらが良いか聞くと、素直に選びます。自分で選んだ色を着る事に誇りや喜 びを感じています。これは責任と権利につながっていきます。自分に決定権が ある事、その決定が認めてもらえる事が嬉しいんですね。保育士はある程度 方向性を決める必要がありますが、その後の選択肢を与えるのが大切です。

エマージェント・カリキュラムという教育方法は日本でも浸透しているの でしょうか。 教育カリキュラムとしてはまだきちんと確立されていないと思いますが、子ど もの保育に携わる者であれば、知らず知らずのうちに実践しているのではな いでしょうか。ですが知らずに実践していたものを、具現化するのは容易なこ とではありません。私たちは定期的に勉強会を開き、また職員専用のサイト を立ち上げ、そこで日々の出来事や考えを共有しています。また 9 月からはエ マージェント・カリキュラムの専門講師を招きワークショップを行う予定です。

エマージェント・カリキュラムを通じて、子どもたちの変化を感じることは ありますか? 子どもたちの観察力や洞察力が深まったように思います。子どもたちから出て くる会話や創造に日々感心します。

こどものくにに通う子どもたちに、 どんな大人になってほしいと思います か? 子どもたちには想像力と自分で考える力を持ってほしいですね。想像力がある と、相手の立場に立って物事を考える事ができる。自分で考える習慣がつくと、 自分の道を自ら切り開いていけます。これからもその力を育てていくことがで きたらと思います。

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ボランティア・スポットラ イト:前田アリスさんの 100歳お誕生日に寄せて

前田アリスさんは隣組がパウエルストリート にあった頃から、ボランティア活動やプロ グラムに参加されていました。アリスさん が今年9月に百歳のお誕生日を迎えるにあ たり寄せられた、ボランティア仲間の東喜 美子さんからのメッセージをご紹介します。 「アリスさんに初めてお会いしたのはまだ隣 組がブロードウェイにあった頃のランチプ ログラムでした。そのころすでに80歳を 超えておられたはずですが、テキパキと仕事をこなされているお姿にびっくりしたもので した。おまけにランチ終了後にお饅頭作りにも参加され、あの華奢なお体のどこにパワー があるのだろうと2度びっくりしたものでした。 とてもおしゃれで、毎回その時の服装にコーディネイトしたイアリングをされていたのを 思い出します。聞けば横浜のご出身で、古くは上海に暮らして当時の自由で開かれた世 界を過ごされ、おしゃれでハイカラなのもうなずけます。そして海外で暮らすことに抵抗 なく溶け込んでいかれたのも、こうした背景があったからなのでしょうね。 残念ながらこのコロナ禍でなかなかお会い出来ませんが、電話でのお声は以前と変わら ずしっかりとした元気な様子でうれしい限りです。どうぞこれからもお元気で私達を見守っ て下さい。」

隣組の新しいサービス 隣組では今年ユナイテッドウェイから受けた助成 金により、シニア向けの新しいサービスを提供す ることが可能となりました。これらのサービスは、 メトロバンクーバーに住む日系シニアが安心して 自立生活を送れるようにと立ち上げました。

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医療送迎サービス (有料) 家族・友人のサポートが身近にない、または健康上、医療関連の予約に行く際バス・ス カイトレイン、タクシーでは不安という方に送迎サービスを提供しています。 各サービスに関する詳細・ご質問:隣組ウェブサイト www.tonarigumi.ca 隣組コミュニティ・サービス担当者:電話 604-687-2172 内線 102、メール services@ tonarigumi.ca

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《滄海一粟》 航海日誌

元日系ボイス編集者 田中 裕介

先住民の 「真実と和解」 (2) 「リドレスの精神」 の形成  30 年前の 1991 年7月、トロントのハーバーフロントにおいて日系 カナダ人とカナダ先住民が共同で「第 1 回大地の霊の祭り(the 1st Earth Spirit Festival)」を開催した。日系リドレス合意から3年後のこ とだった。これは、後にも先にも、日系社会が他のエスニックコミュニ ティと共催した唯一にして最大の3日間にわたるイベントで、5 万人以 上の来場者があったという。そこには、カナダ先住民と日系カナダ人 の過去(歴史的類似と相違)と現在(共有する問題)、そして未来(目 指すべき社会)が明確に浮き彫りにされていた。それを、私は「リド レスの精神」 と呼びたいと思う。今後の日系共同体のあり方を考える時、 そこに立ちかえる必要があるからだ。  この「祭り」の企画は、先住民に支援の手を伸ばさなくては、日系 カナダ人のリドレスは完結しないとデビッド・スズキ博士が明言した時 に浮上したと言えそうだ。それはこうして始まった。  1987 年 9 月、米国下院議会でリドレス法案が 243 対 141 で可決さ れた。あとは上院を通過させ、 レーガン大統領の承認を得るのみとなっ た。カナダではそれを受けて、10 月、NAJC が全国からエスニック組織、 グループの代表を集めて「Solidarity for Redress」集会をトロントで 開いた。21 の団体が NAJC への賛意を表明した。カナダ先住民 The People of First Nations のための「真実と和解」計画の実態が問題視 されている今、「リドレスのための連帯」が求められている。

April 21, 1991, トロントのJCCCで開かれた「大地の霊の祭り」発足会で演説するデビッド・スズキ (photo: John Flanders)

●自然回帰への原点<大地の霊の祭り>

この先住民と日系人が共同で開催するイベントは「大地の霊の祭 り」と名付けられた。そして、ジョイとエイブをバックアップしてカナダ 社会にネットワークを広げたのがデビッド・ムラタ牧師だった。また、 ESF の芸術部門の企画運営に統率力を発揮したのが、デビッド・スズ キの妹アイコ・スズキである。加えて、ウォルター・スナハラはオンタ リオ州マニトーリン島に住み、先住民のアート教育のために働いた。  この「祭り」の企画に初めて言及した記事が日系ボイス 1989 年 10 月号にある。当時の編集者である私が書いた記事だが、まだ、それが どんなイベントになるのか皆目分からなかった。具体的に見え出した のは、ジョイの家で開かれた物書きの集まりに参加した時だった。  1990 年、若い先住民の詩人数人を囲んでジョイの家で持たれた会 合に、なぜか田中と日系ボイス編集員の正岡治が呼ばれた。理由もわ からぬまま、当時は日系ボイスの議長でもあったジョイが来いというの で行ったのである。英語の詩など聞いて理解できる英語力のなかった 頃である、ただ熱心に聞いているふりをしていたというのが正直なとこ ろだった。  ところが、案の定、ジョイに「ユースケ、何かコメントはあるか」とこっ ちにふられて返事に窮した。そこで咄嗟に「僕が生まれ育った北海道 ●リドレス運動の結晶・オタワ・ラリー にもアイヌという先住民がいる」などと口にした。その途端に、ジョイ  1988 年 4 月 14 日、500 人ほどの日系人がカナダ全土から、飛行機 はあらかじめ用意していたように「この祭りにアイヌを呼べないか」と であるいはバスを連ねてオタワに向かってきた。そして、連邦議事堂 突っ込んできた。僕は同じ北海道の士別市出身の正岡治と顔を見合わ に向かってプラカードを掲げ、「リドレス・ナウ!」などと叫びながら練 せた。そして、「できると思う」と応えた。即座に、アイヌ委員会が設 り歩いた。そのほとんどが第二次世界大戦中に BC 州内陸の収容所で 置され、その長として、11 歳の時に移住してきて日英両語に精通した 暮らした経験を持つ二世だった。議事堂の一室で、支援者たちが次々 デビッド・ムラタ牧師が据えられた。 とスピーチをした。その中に、デビッド・スズキがいた。ところが、  アイヌ使節の招聘が決定した時、日系コミュニティの枠が急に広がっ 彼は逆に日系人に先住民への支援を訴えたのだ。 たように感じた。そこに日本語と日本文化が介在するからだ。だが同 「・・・しかし、私たちはそこで止まってはいけないのです。全ての日 時に、明治期から 3 代にわたって北海道に住んできた和人(日本人) 系人に、視野を広げ、今日私たちの社会の最大の犠牲者へも関心を の自分は、「侵略者の末裔」だという自覚が求められていることに気付 広げることを切に希望するのです。私が申し上げているのは、もちろん いた。 カナダ先住民の人たちのことです。彼らは私たちの努力を支援してくれ  更にいうと、デビッド・スズキが「先住民支援」を訴えた時、日系カ ています。私はそのことに感動もし、恐縮もしているのです。なぜなら ナダ人も実は先住民から見ると、白人同様に彼らの土地と資源を奪った 過去から今日まで続いているこの国の先住民に対する扱いは、野蛮以 植民地定住者だったという事実に言及することはなかったように思う。 外のなにものでもないからです。先住民の要求と権利を主張しないか  カムループスの旧寄宿制学校の敷地に埋葬されていた 215 人の先 ぎり、われわれにはカナダが正義ある国で、全ての国民にとって平等 住民児童の問題が浮上して以来、関連記事が連日報道されてきた。だ と民主主義の国だと言えないのです。ですから、日系カナダ人のコミュ が、報道陣も先住民の土地を奪って住み着いた侵略者の末裔であると ニティの正義への闘争はより大きな闘争への単なる始まりに過ぎない いう自覚は微塵もない。カナダ政府やキリスト教会を責める論調に止 とみなすよう、皆さんに切に望みたいのです。 ・・・」(「正された歴史」) まっているように思う。その鈍感さこそがカナダの植民地主義の残滓な  そして、デビッド・スズキは日系リドレス運動を「先住民の要求と権 のではないのか。 利を主張」する「より大きな闘争への単なる始まりにすぎない」と規  日系カナダ人は 19 世紀末から漁労、伐採業、炭鉱に従事し豊かな 定した。その 5 ヶ月後の 1988 年 9 月 22 日、マルルーニ首相が合意 生活を目指すことを当然の権利としてきた。だが、デビッド・スズキの を閣議決定した時、作家ジョイ・コガワには、次に着手すべきことが 言う「先住民の要求と権利」を支援することは、実際には自分自身の「要 見えていたようだ。 求と権利」を自制することを意味する。それが先住民の土地や資源を  NAJC は、即座に先住民支援のため二世エイブ・カバヤマ博士(Dr. 搾取してきたことを反省し、先住民を含む自然と共存することであり、 Michiomi Abe Kabayama)を議長として作業部会を設置した。エイブ 即ち「維持可能な開発」を目指す原点になるのだと思う。それ以外に、 は学生基督教徒運動(SCM)などを通じて学生時代から先住民を支援 真の「和解」に繋がる道筋はあるのだろうか。 してきた。また、ジョイの小説「オバサン」(1981)は、カナダ社会 に過去の汚点を認めさせるきっかけとなった。

*題字の「滄海一粟」 (そうかいのいちぞく) とは大海原に浮かぶ一粒の粟のこと。

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Eastsideから見える日本と世界 第36回 コロナ禍の中でのオリンピック開催 ■緊急事態宣言下のオリンピック開催  私が暮らす東京都では、7 月 12 日に 4 度目となる緊急事態宣言が発 出されました。しかし、日々の暮らしはそれ以前とほとんど変わりません。 2020 年 4 月に最初の緊急事態宣言が発出された時は、学校は休校、食 品や生活必需品を扱う店舗以外は休業となりました。人通りが途絶え、 街は閑散となりました。実は、最初に緊急事態宣言が発出された時より も現在の方が感染者数は多いのですが、それにもかかわらず、人々は 外出し、多くの店舗が営業を続けています。まさに皆が「コロナ慣れ」 の状態となり、緊急事態宣言の効果が薄れていると言えます。  そうした中で、7 月 23 日から東京 2020 オリンピックが始まります。オ リンピックの試合は無観客で開催され、開会式の数日前からすでに試合 が始まっている競技もあります。私は郊外に住んでいるので、今のところ それほど生活に影響を受けていませんが、オリンピック・パラリンピック 競技の会場周辺では交通規制なども行われています。今後、人々の日常 生活にどれほどの影響や不便が生じるのでしょうか。

■オリンピック開催が生活困窮者に及ぼす影響  オリンピック開催は、コロナ禍で生活が困窮した人々の住まいに 影響を及ぼしています。  新型コロナウィルス感染症感染拡大以前までは、東京都内で住 まいがなく生活保護を申請した人々は、無料・低額宿泊所(無低) 等の施設を紹介・斡旋されることが多くありました。しかし、それら の施設は相部屋も多く感染対策が難しいことから、東京都は、新型 コロナウィルス感染症の感染拡大以降は、その人がアパート等の住 まいが確保できるまでの原則 30 日間は、ホテル等に滞在できるよ うにしていました。 しかし、7 月に入り、オリンピック関係者の来日が増加するにしたがっ て、開会式前日(7 月 22 日)の朝までにホテルからの退室を求め られる生活保護申請者(滞在者)が増えてきました。こうした事態 に対して、7 月上旬、首都圏で生活困窮者を支援する 10 団体が合 同で記者会見を開き、オリンピック・パラリンピック開催によって住 まいを失う人々が出ないよう、東京都に対して実態把握と改善を求 める要望を行いました。  一方で、オリンピック需要によりホテルでの宿泊が確保できない 人が増え、無料・低額宿泊所(無低)等の施設も満室が多いようです。 オリンピック・パラリンピック期間中に野宿を余儀なくされる人々が できないよう、早急な対策、支援が必要です。

■「日本人専用」 「外国人専用」への批判  7 月中旬には、東京都内のホテルが館内のエレベーターや食事 会場に、「日本人専用」「外国人専用」と書いた貼り紙を掲示してい たことが報道されました。ホテル側は、オリンピック関係者が宿泊 しているため、感染対策として、一般客と接触しないようにするた めだったと弁明しました。しかし、そうであれば「日本人専用」「外 国人専用」ではなく「オリンピック関係者」「一般客」と掲示すれ ばよかったはずです。このホテルには「人種差別的だ」という批判 の声が多く寄せられ、ホテルは掲示を撤去しました。  この一件を含め、現在の東京で暮らしていて感じることは、オリ ンピック開催を前に、感染対策を理由として過度に外国人を警戒す る意識が人々の間に生まれてしまっているということです。コロナ禍 でなければ、このような掲示もされず、誰をも広く受け入れるオリ ンピックであったのでしょうか。私は、決してそうは思いません。い まだに日本社会の中に残っている外国人、外国人のように見える 人々への警戒感、「内」と「外」の間に暗黙の線を引き、「外」の 人々を排除しようとする意識がこうした問題の根底にあるのだと思い ます。感染症への恐れがそうした無意識を意図せず炙り出したので しょう。 ホームレスなど住まいのない人たちへのワクチン接種の呼びかけ (横浜市作成)

山本薫子(やまもと・かほるこ) 首都大学東京都市環境学部准教授 (2008 年∼)。UBC 社会学部客 員准教授(2018 年 5 月∼ 12 月)。 専門は都市社会学、地域社会学。 著書に、『横浜・寿町と外国人− グローバル化する大都市インナー エリア 』福村出版(2008 年)、 『原 発震災と避難 − 原子力政策の転 換は可能か(シリーズ 被災地から 未来を考える (1))』有斐閣(2017 年)など。

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さっぱり 韓国風海老の醤油漬け

材料 (2人分) お刺身用海老 玉ねぎ りんご 生姜 にんにく ☆醤油 ☆粉末だし ☆水 ☆メープルシロップ ☆酒 ☆みりん ☆一味唐辛子

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一緒に漬け込む材料 : 輪切り生唐辛子 薄切りにんにく 薄切り玉ねぎ

500g 1/ 2個 1/ 2個 薄切り5枚 3片 1カップ 大さじ2 250cc 大さじ3 50cc 50cc 小さじ1 1/ 2本 2片 1/ 4個

1.海老の足とヒゲをハサミで切り落とし、塩で海老のぬめりを取り、 水で洗い流す。

2.☆の材料と、玉ねぎ、りんご、生姜、にんにくを鍋にいれ、沸 騰させる。

3.煮立ったら弱火で10−15分、コトコト煮こむ。 4.3の鍋を常温まで冷まし、ザルで濾す。タレの完成。 5.濾してできたタレに下準備した海老と一緒に漬け込む材料を漬 け込む。

6.冷蔵庫に2−3日寝かせて完成!5日以内に召し上がってくだ さい。

Asahi Tanaka Love is the best spice in the whole world を モットーに、お手頃でヘルシーな美味しいレシ ピを皆さんにお届けしていきたいです。 Instagramでは、Vancouverならではの食材を 使った料理や、 日々のお弁当を紹介しています。 オススメ食材や、調味料、お得情報など興味の ある方は是非アクセスください。 Instagram: @lapetiteasahi Blog: http://lapetiteasahi.com

ポイント しっかりタレを常温に戻すことが大切です。 韓国のカンジャンセウという料理を日本の調 味料で作れるレシピにしました。トロっ、ジュ ルっとした海老のミソもおつまみや、ご飯の お供に最高です!

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記憶のための未来 東日本大震災後のアートと暮らし 日時:2月 11 日∼9月5日 会場:Museum of Anthropology (UBC 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC) チケット購入・詳細:moa.ubc.ca 東北大震災から 10 年。自然災害が人間に及ぼす影響、その再 生の可能性、自然との共生についての探究、災害後に誕生した 繋がりなどをテーマにし、日本のアーティスト、グループや団体 の作品を複数展示。キュレーター中村冬日。 写真:Flower: Southern magnolia/Location: Ukedo, Namine town, from Atsunobu Katagiri s Sacrifice series, 2013 ‒2014.

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ジュディ・花沢

JCCA会長からのメッセージ

日系コミュニテイーの皆さん、こんにちは。今夏の猛暑の中順調に 過ごされている事を願います。夏の太陽が照り付け、州の各地で燃え 続ける山火事のニュースを見るにつけ、本文を記しつつ雨が降る事を 念じています。特に高齢者の皆さんが、なるべく涼しく過ごせる助けて あげる事がいかに重要かが念頭ににあります。  これをご覧になっている時点でオンライン又は個人連絡でアクセス できるパウエル街祭りのプログラム (Powell Street Festival Program) が既に開催されています。GVJCCA は長くパウエル街祭りに喜んで参 加、サポートしてきました。私たちは DTES のコミュニテイー弁護活動 ならびに日経カナダ人の芸術、公演などの創造的活動の宣伝ならびに 推進を真摯に賞賛します。2022 年度を楽しみに、再びあの界隈でパ ウエル街祭りに参加できることを願っています。  GVJCCA の 2021 年の年次総会は 8 月 14 日に行われます。理事会 に参加していただける会員をまだ求めています。また GVJCCA の 2021 年度と 2022 年度の業務、 プログラムと諸活動の最新情報を表示します。 是非私たちの年次総会に来てください。31 日の 13 時より 15 時まで日 系センター二階のマツ・ルームで ZOOM と直接の会合が同時に行わ れえます。皆さんの顔を見てフィードバックもいただけたら素晴らしい です。

その他のお知らせ * GVJCCA 理事会会員は新渡戸記念庭園歴史委員会 (Nitobe Memorial Garden Hitory Committee) の現職です。この秋には会合が 同庭園で開かれ、庭園の開発に中心的な役割を果たしたバンクーバー 日系庭師協会 (Japanese Gardeners Association) 及び日系カナダ人へ の記念板の開幕式が行われます。この重要な行事については追ってお 知らせします。なるべく大勢のコミュニテイーの皆さんに参加してほし いものです。 *以下のリンクは、諸原住民コミュニテイー、原住民岐寄宿学校の生 存者たちをサポーとして寄宿舎後で発見される遺体の数が増えるなか、 責任の所在と政府による措置を要請するコミュニテイーの書簡に署名 する為です。どうぞ読んで、皆さん署名してください。 https://bit.ly/JC-support 以下は署名者のリストを表示しています。 https://bit.ly/JC-support-names では 8 月中もお気を付けください。皆さんが順調に過ごされているこ とを願っています。9 月にまたメッセージをお届けします。

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編集後記

Kazuho Yamamoto

先日、気分転換に思い立ってフォルスクリークを走ってい る水上バスに乗ってきました。Aquabus はサンセットビー チが最後の駅ですが、False Creek Ferries はバンクーバー マリタイムミュージアムまで行くことを知ったので今回は Kazuho こちらに挑戦しました。ビルやコンドミニアムのジャング Yamamoto ルを抜けて、ボートの中からイングリッシュベイを一望。乗 り換えも含めて約 40 分程乗って、何だかとても遠くまでやっ       てきたような感覚に駆られました。到着したマリタイムミュージ アムの波止場には木製のボートがたくさん泊まっていて風情がありました。 思えば水上バスも今回で 3 回目?カナダに来て十年以上が経ちましたが、お恥 ずかしながら観光地などで行ったことのない場所がまだたくさんあります。住ん でいるのでいつか行こう、という気持ちでいてつい行かず仕舞いになってしまっ ています。また、今までは複数の仕事を掛け持ちの生活だったため、まとまっ た休みは日本への一時帰国で使っていました。数年前から(ほぼ)一つの仕事 に落ち着いたので、休みというのを以前よりも取ることができるようになったの でこれから少しづつリストを消化できたらと思っています。 水上バスはサイエンスワールド、イェールタウン、サンセットビーチ、グランビ ルアイランドにも駅があるので一日乗り放題券を買ってステイケーション、ちょっ とした気分転換におすすめです。 「遊んで 食べて 寝る!」

KAO (a.k.a. SleeplessKao)

アート学校のサマーキャンプで猛烈働いた後は島でゆっくり。働いた後の開放感は 半端なく気持ちがいい。

KAO

行きのフェリーはウイークデーで思ったより混んでいなくてラッキー。 島ではオリンピックもコロナも忘れてしまうほどのゆっくりとした時間が流れていました。 私の泊まった山小屋は wi-fi もないので海で遊んで料理して食べて寝る、という基本的なことしかできず、  道を歩いているとフードスタンドがある家もあったりして、大好きなイチジクや新鮮野菜やフルーツを お手頃な値段で入手することができます。ディスプレイの仕方も個性的で楽しめます。一軒一軒の間隔 がものすごく遠いのでフードスタンド巡りは車の方がベストです。  小屋から近くの道路脇にビンテージの冷蔵庫がポツンと立っている。ドアには絵が描か こっ れていてとても可愛い。開けてみるまで何のお店かわからなかったのですが冷蔵庫を開 ちは お花 けると花束が3つガラス瓶に生けてありました。びっくりのお花屋さんでした。瓶に値 屋さ ん 段が表示されているので欲しい花束の料金を貯金箱に入れます。冷蔵庫は電気が通っ てないので保冷剤で冷やされてたりします。 島での花の買い方、初めて知りました。2束買ったのですが、次の日に冷蔵庫を ド スタン 人 開けてみると前日に買わなかったお高めの花束が激安になっていて結局全ての花 無 島の 束を購入(笑)島で堪能した後もバンクーバーまで持って帰りました。  帰りのフェリーは予約が取れず、朝早くにフェリー乗り場に乗り込む。ロングウィークエンドに突入す るせいかフェリーは混み混み。しかもマスクをしてる人がいない!?疲れていたのもあったのでフェリーに駐 車した車の中のベッドで寝てバンクーバーへの到着を待ちました。  ちょっと都会を離れていただけなのに市内に入ると人と車の多さにカルチャーショック。ダウンタウンも お店の中でもマスクをしていない人が目立ちますね。  皆さんも安全に気をつけながら素敵な夏の思い出を作ってくださいね。

The Bulletin 第63巻8号 2021年8月号 げっぽうは毎月1回、グレーター・バンクーバー日系カナダ市民協会(GV JCCA)によって発行されています。 げっぽう編集長:ジョン・遠藤・グリーナウェイ john@bigwavedesign.net 日本語編集:Kao & 山本一穂 editor.geppo@gmail.com 広告担当:アン・ジュー annejew@telus.net/604-609-0657 配布担当:マイケル・トラ・スパイアー アドミン・アシスタント:岡本光代 GV JCCA げっぽう事務所 249-6688 Southoaks Crescent Burnaby BC, V5E 4M7 Tel: 604-777-5222 Email: gvjcca@gmail.com Website: jccabulletin-geppo.ca

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Honouring our People: Breaking the silence

Edited by Randy Enomoto

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