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Japanese internment

A third Hobbit, a new Annie and a persecuted genius in The Imitation Game

Also check out The Vancouver Asahi for a bit of local history seen through Japanese eyes.

Eric Walters brings fun and authenticity to children's books

He's authored 70 books, translated internationally, and is one of the most prolific writers in Canada. From bullying to fast food, 9/11 terrorism to life in Africa, Walters' books tackle every...

Powell Street Festival celebrates Japanese Canadian culture

The Powell Street Festival, an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage, took place over the weekend at Oppenheimer Park, in the heart of the Downtown Eastside. The festival...

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 6 & 7: Tues and Wed

Volkmar Richter’s picks for the next two days include a surreal winner at Cannes and a spellbinding biography of David Suzuki. (read more)