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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Onigiri are a popular snack in Japan and consist of a rice ball and a savory filling, sometimes wrapped in a sheet of seaweed. Some of the classic fillings are umeboshi plum, salted flaked salmon, and tuna with mayo... more

Recipes

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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

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

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

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

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

, 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

, 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

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

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

Yukon Food & Drink

I've been feeling a little nostalgic about beer lately. I don't remember my first beer but I do remember my first six pack — not a pretty story. I was 15 and went to a house party — a handful of teenagers hanging out drinking and watching an old... more

Beverages