Discovering Japanese-Canadian Nikkei Identity & Culture – Virtual Conference
Japanese immigration to Canada dates back to 1877 when Manzo Nagano, a sailor from Nagasaki first set foot in British Columbia. For over a century, people of Japanese ancestry have made Canada home and have contributed to the cultural landscape of Canada. Learn about the history and heritage of Japanese-Canadian Nikkei through a unique 3-part virtual conference ‘Discovering Japanese-Canadian Nikkei Identity & Culture: Past & Present’ hosted by The University of Tokyo, UTokyo Alumni Association of Canada and Athabasca University in Alberta. The project is proudly supported by the Japan Foundation and the Calgary Japanese Community Association. Admission is free.
Host & Moderator
Dr. HENRY TSANG, Assistant Professor, RAIC Centre for Architecture, Athabasca University & President of the University of Tokyo Alumni Association of Canada – West Chapter.
Virtual Guided Tour of the Nikkei National Museum
Date & Time: August 30, 2021 at 18:00-19:30 MDT
CAROLYN NAKAGAWA, Education Program Developer, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
Academic Webinar Forum
Date & Time: September 6, 2021 at 18:00-19:30 MDT
Dr. KIRSTEN EMIKO MCALLISTER, Associate Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
Dr. HIROKO NORO, Professor, Department of Pacific & Asian Studies, University of Victoria
Dr. AUDREY KOBAYASHI, Professor, Department of Geography, Queen’s University
Links to these lectures will be available soon, check back for update.
Date & Time: September 13, 2021 at 18:00-19:30 MDT
KEIKO MARY KITAGAWA, Educator & Activist
VIVIAN WAKABAYASHI RYGNESTAD, School Principal
JACK KOBAYASHI, Architect
Admission is free. Pre-registration is required.