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Saturday, August 2


PARALLEL PATHS — Japanese Diplomacy and Nikkei Heritage: Post-War Rebuilding Period

4th Floor of the VJLS

In celebration of their 125th anniversary, Vancouver’s Japanese Consulate present a special historical forum PARALLEL PATHS:  Japanese Diplomacy and Nikkei Heritage. Using Diplomatic Archives and historical information, Consul General Okada and keynote speaker Gordon Kadota review the Post-War Rebuilding Period and trace the concurrent histories of the Japanese Consulate as it reopened and post-interment Japanese Canadians who sought to re-build their lives and communities. Presentation will include a panel discussion and Q&A session. 


To celebrate the 125th anniversary since the Consulate of Japan opened in Vancouver in 1889 as the first Japanese government office in Canada, the Cultural Affairs Section is pleased to provide information about the culture of Japan, travel, and programs offered by the consulate.

Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am – 5:00pm, Vancouver Japanese Language School, 4th floor

In conjunction with the PARALLEL PATHS historical forum, the Consulate General of Japan will also display a small collection of photographs depicting local history of the consulate and the Japanese Canadian community.

Saturday August 2, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver
Sunday, August 3


Exploration of Devils’ Caves

Vancouver Japanese Language School, Classroom 14, 4th floor

Exploration of Devils’ Caves is a presentation and Q&A led by Julia Aoki & Ayaka Yoshimizu. Yoshimizu and Aoki will present their research on a 103-installment news series published from 1908-1912 by the Japanese Canadian newspaper, Tairiku-Nippo. This series, “Exploration of Devils’ Caves,” details the movements/migrations of sexworkers from Japan to Vancouver, into the interior, as well as the logistics of running brothels, such as sexworkers' relationship to police, to other racialized groups and to European-settler communities. Aoki and Yoshimizu are currently both PhD candidates in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Please note this presentation will involve reference to sex work, instances of violence against women and graphic language. More info ›

Sunday August 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver


UmeSilk Kimono historical talk and presentation by Hitomi Harama

Kimono aficionado Hitomi Harama will present a historical talk and presentation with images and actual kimonos. She currently works in Victoria as a specialist, coordinating and styling kimono as well as consulting and educating people about the kimono and its culture. She is a guest curator for the Kimono exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this summer. More info ›

Sunday August 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC