Communities

On Meeting Sid Kiyoshi Ikeda And the Closing of Sea Hi Famous Chinese Restaurant

 Sid Kiyoshi Ikeda’s maternal grandfather came to Canada in 1895. He wanted to explore “other horizons”. On the boat from Japan, his grandfather met his grandmother and they lived in New Westminster, BC, had eight […]

Special Interview Miss International Canada 2017 and Miss Visit Japan Tourism Ambassador: Marta Magdalena Stepien

Marta Magdalena Stepien is the representative of Canada for the Miss International Beauty Pageant of 2017. On top of that, she is a student in biomedical engineering technology with a 3.95 GPA. Following the Miss […]

“Learning from the past by sharing what Japanese Canadians experienced during war” Toronto, Canada STORY. 10 James Heron Interview

James Heron As the executive director of Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), James contributes not only to the development of Japanese community but also to the development of Canadian society by promoting Japanese culture. When […]

“Japanese culture is a piece in Canada’s cultural mosaic.” Toronto, Canada STORY.9 Chris Hope Interview

Chris Hope Born as a fourth-generation Japanese Canadian, Chris contributes to the communication of Japanese-Canadian history and the maintenance of Japanese-Canadian community through filmmaking and management of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) in Toronto. […]

“To create a place where Japanese Canadians can be proud of their roots and their cultural heritage.” Gary Kawaguchi Interview | Past, Present and Future of Japanese Canadian Community

2017 was a significant year for many as it marked 150 years of Canada’s history and 50 years since new immigrants came to Toronto. Along with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), we bring to […]