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Maintaining Japanese identity: Life as a Canadian immigrant and Mother

Item

Title

Maintaining Japanese identity: Life as a Canadian immigrant and Mother

Rights

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Type

Moving Image

Creator

Renee Lin

Date

2010s

Description

The video explores the life of Chigusa Peters who is a new Japanese immigrant to London, Ontario and also a mother of three daughters. During the interview, Chigusa first talks about her own identity and the difficulties she encountered in adapting to Canadian culture. She also discusses the differences between life in Canada and life in Japan. In the hopes of passing on Japanese traditions to her daughters, she takes them to karate classes every Monday and Wednesday, and to the Japanese language school every Saturday morning. The video ends with her talking about which aspects of Japanese culture she hopes her kids will be able to learn through these activities.

Format

Video

Language

English

Publisher

Bridging Classroom and Community: Languages and Cultures in Action, Western University, Fall 2019

Contributor

Mrs. Chigusa Peters
Miss. Nicola Peters
Mr. Richard Fall
Ms. Rie Shirakawa

Extent

09:15

Relation

Is part of the Japanese collection

Rights Holder

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Subject

Maintaining Japanese culture and language in daily life as a new Canadian immigrant and mother. Raising Canadian born Japanese children and discovering the differences between the two cultures.

Temporal Coverage

December 3rd, 2019