“Are We There Yet?” by Masako and Stanley Fukawa

“Are We There Yet?”

A Friends of the B.C. Archives Lecture by Masako and Stanley Fukawa
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Newcombe Conference Hall
Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria

Confiscated Japanese fishing boats near Robson Island, 1942   BCA C-05267Confiscated Japanese fishing boats near Robson Island, 1942 BCA C-05267

The evolution of Canada as a more equal, just, and accepting society will be the topic of the presentation by Masako and Stanley Fukawa.  The writers of “Spirit of the Nikkei Fleet: BC’s Japanese Canadian Fishermen” based their research on English and Japanese sources, archival  and personal documents, oral and taped interviews, written submissions, maps and photographs.  Their goal was to present the many voices of the Nikkei in the fishing community and their struggles in shaping Canada’s future.

Stan and Masako Fukawa were recently awarded the 2010 Canada-Japan Literary Award for their work on this book, which reflects many years of research. They are also the authors of “Nikkei Fishermen on the BC Coast”.  Both titles will be available for purchase and signing by the authors at the meeting.

For more information about this event contact Ann ten Cate, BC Archives, 250-387-2970. This event is free for members of the Friends of the Archives, $5.00, payable at the door, for non-members.  Call in advance for information about handicap access.

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