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Don’t miss a live presentation of the theatre production, Japanese Problem. Monday, December 4, 2017 In 1942, over 8,000 Canadians were detained in barns at Hastings Park —the effects, and the memories haunt us to this day. JAPANESE PROBLEM is a title derived from the nomenclature of WWII, but containing in it the understanding that the citizens affected at the time were neither Japanese--they were overwhelmingly legal residents/citizens of Canada, nor problematic--with zero verifiable connections to activities against Canada. JAPANESE PROBLEM invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination. The piece exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously, where evidence of Hastings Park’s former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial; and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar. Sponsored by Landscapes of Injustice, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, Department of History and Department of Theatre Queenswood/Arbutus Room, Cadboro Commons Building, Lower level, University of Victoria Program 1 11:00 am-12:20 pm Program 2 12:30 pm -1:50 pm Program 3 2:00 pm -3:20 pm Pre-performance presentation by sponsoring departments. Performance followed by Q & A and discussion with cast. Seating is limited to 30 per program. Free for Uvic students, faculty and staff Register through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/japanese-problem-live-theatre-performances-december-4-2017-tickets-39850091697 General public by donation.

Japanese Problem - Live theatre perfor...
Live performances of Japanese Problem In 1942, over 8,000 Canadians were detained in barns at Hastings Park —the effects, and the memories haunt us to this day. JAPANESE PROBLEM is a title derived from the nomenclature of WWII, but containing in it the understanding that the citizens affected at the...
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Landscapes of Injustice

5 days ago

Toll Seike was a private in the 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team, composed almost entirely of Japanese Americans, that during the war totaled 18,000 men.

A Nisei garden of memories in SeaTac, ...
WATCH: Each Thursday, 90-year-old veteran Hal Seike and his wife Fran, 87, tend to the Seike Japanese Garden: a memorial, a haven and – for Hal – a reason to keep going after a life of intense adversity. (Ellen M. Banner...
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Landscapes of Injustice

1 week ago

"My first thought and feeling actually was that I was proud of him for writing it," Hanazawa told As It Happens host Carol Off. If you missed the interview yesterday, you can listen to Judy talk about the experience of reading a letter of protest from her father for the first time here:

The story behind one man's letter from...
Hundreds of letters written by Japanese Canadians protesting the sale of their possessions during the Second World War have been discovered. Judy Hanazawa's father wrote one of them.
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