Raymond’s Brain: My Baachan #6, Japanese Consulate first opens in Canada

A personal history by Raymond Nakamura

In Canada, besides being the year in which my Baachan was born, 1889 was also the year the Japanese consulate first opened in Vancouver on Howe Street with Consul Fukashi Sugimura. About 200 Japanese residents were living in Vancouver by then.

I took the liberty of showing him saying the Japanese equivalent of “Cheers!” because he looked like he might enjoy a party. When I lived in Japan and told them that I did not drink alcohol they would say, “But you look like drinker.”

 

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Republished from Raymond’s Brain.

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