The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and the Vancouver Japanese Language School & Hall are proud to announce the launch of Okaeri おかえり Return from Exile: All Paths Lead Home.
Okaeri おかえり is an oral history project featuring 21 interviews with Japanese Canadians who lived through the Second World War. It shares individual experiences of the nisei or second-generation Japanese Canadians who lived through internment in Canada, and the kika-nisei, who were also nisei but were uprooted to Japan and later returned to Canada in the 1950s. All life stories share the challenges of survival and what returning home meant to them. Okaeri おかえり means ‘welcome back home.’
The project will launch in celebration of Heritage Week on February 20 on the NNMCC YouTube channel. Also join us for a webinar with special guests on February 25 from 11am.