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Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon

Very Old, Very New

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...

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Hidden Memories Revealed at Fringe Festival

Five years ago Hidden Memories started as a one-act play Lillian Nakamura Maguire drafted to improve her dialogue skills for a creative writing class. Now the full-length version will be featured in the Vancouver Fringe...

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Life After Tragedy

When asked about the message she hopes to convey in the film, Ohama responded, “It’s a moving and inspiring story of how people find real joy, love and meaning in life again… even in the face of extreme loss. In our busy,...

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Japanese Drums Arrive in the Capital

Whitehorse is about to get a dose of Japanese culture from the upcoming Festival of Taiko Drumming. June 11 to 13 will see the Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon host the world-renowned drumming group, Uzume Taiko, for a...

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Two from Japan

This weekend the Japanese Canadian Association of the Yukon presents a free showing of two excellent films from Japan. Playing on Friday is Departures, a gentle and profound semi-comedy on life and death.Kagemusha, an epic drama...

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From Japan to the Yukon

What are your names?Fumi Torigai, and my wife is Taeko Torigai.How many children do you have?We have two children: a daughter who lives here in Whitehorse and works for YTG doing mine reclamation work, and our son works as a...

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