Stories from a Japanese mountain town

Promoting Canadian cuisine at the cultural festival in Ochi, Japan

Asking what it means to be Japanese Canadian while in Japan

OCHI, Japan — What is being Japanese? Where you are born or your citizenship? What part do skin colour and facial features play? This question has intrigued me for a while.

Growing up in Canada, I struggled with who I was because I didn’t look like the other kids in my class. In high school, I was one of a handful…