Upcoming Events for Nikkei National Museum

Check out the list of upcoming events for Nikkei National Museum. For more information visit their website.

Zennosuke Inouye Re-enactment

Portrayed by Kevin Takahide Lee
Date and Time:November 5, 2016 at 2pm
Free admission. Please make a reservation jcnm@nikkeiplace.org | 604.777.7000 ext.109.
Join them for a special performance of moments from the life of Nikkei First World War veteran. Enjoy a 50 minute performance followed by talkback session with actor Kevin Takahide Lee** & Writer/Director Yvette Dudley-Neuman**.  Presented by the City of Surrey, Heritage Services.

This theatrical presentation is part of the City of Surrey’s Heritage Re-Enactment program: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/11469.aspx Zennosuke Inouye was a prominent Surrey businessman, chauffeur, and veteran of World War I.  After the war, he purchased 80 acres of land in Strawberry Hills through the Soldier’s Settlement Board and built a pioneer homestead. He was President of the Surrey Berry Growers’ Association and a volunteer at the Japanese Language School. During World War II, he and his family endured the hardship of the internment camps and the repossession of his farmland, profitable business and home.  He wrote 80 letters to  government offices and ministers, fighting to regain his land. He is the only Japanese Canadian war veteran to have his land returned to him.

**The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.



Remembrance Day 2016

Location: at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Date: November 11, 2016

Time:Ceremony begins at 10:40 am

In 1916, over 220 Japanese Canadian volunteers finally enlisted in Alberta, when British Columbia blocked their opportunity to serve.

This centenary year, this ceremony is acknowledging the courage, bravery, and leadership of these men, some who served with the Fighting Tenth Battalion, and made a significant impact in the taking of Vimy Ridge.

Following the ceremony at the reception, Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada will be unveiling a plaque commemorating Japanese Canadian Soldiers of the First World War and the Fight to Win the Vote as an event of national historic significance.



Hiroshima: Memoirs of a Survivor

Please join them for a talk by author Sachi Komura Rummel

Date and Time: Saturday, November 26, 2016 2pm
Free admission. Please RSVP to jcnm@nikkeiplace.org or 604.777.7000 ext.109
English and Japanese books available for purchase and signing.

In the early morning of August 6th, 1945, an eight year old girl played in the schoolyard with her classmates. Suddenly there was a flash of light followed by a tremendous blast. In an instant her life had changed forever. This is her story of survival and renewal.
She hopes that her life and her story will enable people to reflect on the terror that war and nuclear weapons pose to present and future generations.