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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a lot to love about fake (imitation might be a better word, but let’s be honest) crab. It is made from pollock, which is a very sustainable fish, it is inexpensive especially compared to the “real” counterpart and it is delicious. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Cinema Kabuki, courtesy of the Japan Foundation, Toronto

Not many art forms can trace their origins back to a single year. But according to Toshi Aoyagi, program officer for the Japan Foundation, Toronto, the popular theatre genre known as Kabuki started in exactly 1603. And it’s still going strong... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

Oishi Sushi is a small lunch counter located on the second floor above Shoppers Drug Mart on Main Street. It’s truly a hidden gem. Oishi means tasty or delicious in Japanese. The name is certainly an apt description of the food offered... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Quest

“In the 2015 Yukon Quest, we were going up over Eagle Summit… it can be a real challenge, an extremely steep summit, and we'd heard terrible things about it. My dogs were amazing, barking, screaming with happiness, getting a high off of having to... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: courtesy of National Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby, BC.

Remembrance Day has taken more meaning for me lately. Recently Yukon Archives shared some information about some Japanese from Dawson City who served in the First World War. This was a complete surprise to me. I wondered, Why would they serve? more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Yukon Archives, Richard Harrington fonds, 79/27 #168

The Hidden Histories Society Yukon collects stories and research on people of Asian and Black heritage who have contributed to the Yukon. It’s been doing this for 15 years. Yoshikazu (Joe) Tsukamoto was an early pioneer in the development of... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Vera Mattson Family Collection

The lure of the Yukon brought many enterprising people north. Togo Takamatsu was one of them. He was born in Chojumura, Japan on February 10, 1875 and immigrated to Vancouver in 1907. In the spring of 1920 he arrived in Carcross becoming one of 20... more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon

Japan is a country that is rich in history and has made quite the presence within popular Western culture. Think ninjas, samurai warriors, cherry blossoms, sushi, anime – the list goes on. On April 2 you can experience many of the wonderful things... more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

A weary traveller can be forgiven for expecting typical food in a highway restaurant, even in a nice place like the Skky Hotel in Whitehorse. Instead, at the Hue Oasis Asian Fusion Restaurant and Bar, they find a passionate dedication to South... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink