Mike Maruno at bat

New Canadian

A Vancouver-based weekly newspaper established as the first English-language Nikkei newspaper in 1938 with its motto “The Voice of the Second Generation.” In 1941, it became the only Japanese Canadian newspaper allowed to publish and turned into a bilingual publication, the main source of community news and government policy directives.

On the Field

Asahi cool

In the New Canadian, “Harry Miyasaki relates ‘we never protested a call no matter how “raw” it was and if any of the players even showed the slightest disapproval of the umpire’s verdicts in way of facial distortion I “yanked” him immediately’ …”


Mike Maruno at bat, Powell Grounds, ca. 1939. Courtesy of Pat Adachi.