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Hastings Park, Livestock Building | the red barn across from the Hastings Race Course

188 N Renfrew St.

Vancouver, BC V5K 3N8

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JAPANESE PROBLEM invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination.

The piece exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously, where evidence of Hastings Parks’s former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial; and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar.

JAPANESE PROBLEM is a title derived from the nomenclature of WWII, but containing in it the understanding that the citizens affected at the time were neither Japanese--they were overwhelmingly legal residents/citizens of Canada, nor problematic--with zero verifiable connections to activities against Canada.

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Note: Our performances on Saturday, September 30 are part of the Nikkei National Museum's Hastings Park 1942 exhibit opening.

Saturday, September 30, 1-4pm
Opening remarks with Director-Curator Sherri Kajiwara & reception at 1pm

Visit the Nikkei National Museum website for more information about the Hastings Park 1942 exhibit. More performances of JAPANESE PROBLEM will take place at the museum gallery in Fall 2017. This exhibit will run from September 30, 2017-January 13, 2018 at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby.

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Hastings Park, Livestock Building | the red barn across from the Hastings Race Course

188 N Renfrew St.

Vancouver, BC V5K 3N8

Canada

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