Asahi History


Vancouver Nippon Baseball club is formed. Made up of second generation Nikkei players, the team sparks the public’s interest in baseball as they play against teams like the Victoria Nippons at the Powell Street Grounds.

Pier, Vancouver

Victoria Nippons (dark uniforms) and Vancouver Nippons, Powell Street Grounds, Vancouver, B.C., 1911. From Toyo Takata, Nikkei Legacy, Toronto: NC Press Limited, 1983, p. 44. Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Oya.