The National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this online presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada.
Thanks to all the former Asahi players, their families and fans, and to everyone who contributed to telling the story of the Asahi in this exhibition.
Special thanks to the remaining former team members: Jim Fukui, George Hinaga, Kaye Kaminishi, Mickey Maikawa, Mike Maruno, Kiyoshi Suga, Chuck Terada, Yuki Uno.
Advisors: Pat Adachi, Midge Ayukawa, Elmer Morishita, Frank Moritsugu, George Oikawa.
Lenders of exhibition material: Pat Adachi; Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (Tokyo); British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Carolyn Crouch/the Kitagawa family; City of Vancouver Archives; John Endo Greenaway; Library and Archives Canada; Elmer Morishita; National Film Board of Canada; University of British Columbia, Rare Books & Special Collections; Vancouver Museum; Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections; Reggie Yasui.
Exhibition material from the collections of the Japanese Canadian National Museum: Shokichi Akatsuka; Jack Duggan; Alec Eastwood; Eiichi Harada; Sayoko Hattori; Homma Family; Susumu Inouye; Roy Ito; Kaye Kaminishi; Kariatsumari Family; Ayako Kohara; Ken and Rose Kutsukake; Matsu Family; Roy Miki; Toshimi (née Ochiai) Mitsui; Kimiko Nasu; Shoji Nishihata; Mary Ohara; Mary Okabe; Tatsue Okamoto; Mary Fumiko Ikeda Otto; Karen Read and Gordon Mizuno; Sanmiya Family; Akio Sato; Haruji Suga; Tak Toyota.
Narrative sources: Pat Adachi, author of Asahi: A Legend in Baseball, and its sequel Road to the Pinnacle; Grace Eiko Thomson, curator of Levelling the Playing Field: Legacy of Vancouver’s Asahi Baseball Team; Audrey Kobayashi, author of Memories of Our Past: A Brief History and Walking Tour of Powell Street; Jari Osborne, director, Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story; Jesse Nishihata, director, Watari Dori: A Bird of Passage.
National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre Staff: Cathy Makihara, CEO; Tim Savage, Interim Manager Curator; Reiko Tagami, Archivist; Nichola Ogiwara, Programmer/Museum Assistant; Naseem Dhanani, Accountant; Ronnie Bouvier, Fundraiser; Reiko Miki, Facility Coordinator; Shinobu Mekada, Facility Assistant; Mary Matsuba, Volunteer Coordinator; Mari Yazawa, Reception; Project Staff and Volunteers: Raymond Nakamura, Teachers Resource Writer; Sally Ito, Editor; Daien Ide, Cindy Mochizuki, and Sakuya Nishimura, Researchers; French Translation: Anne-Marie Ventura; French Verification: Marie-Ange Boscher; Japanese Translation: Tatsuo Kage with the assistance of Eriko Hirabayashi, Katsuyuki Kurihashi and Matsuki Masutani; Japanese Verification: Keiko Oyama and Yukiko Iwauchi; Logo graphic: Kathy Shimizu; Digital Video Transfer: Super Suite Productions: James Pugh, Simeon Taole, Talitha Cummins; Website Testers: Adam Lore, Tom Tagami, Tyler Tanabe.
Media Developer: 7th Floor Media: Noni Maté and Julie Zilber, Co-Directors; Mary Watt, Megan Frazer, Project Managers; Dennis Smith, Creative Director; Jean Letourneau, Graphic Designer; Elton Pao, Programmer.
Canadian Heritage Information Network, Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Program: Namir Anani, Director General; Louise Filiatrault, Associate Director General and Director, Program Development; Esther Rosenberg, Program Manager; Jennifer Baird, Ruth Heggtveit, Investment Officers; thanks to all the CHIN staff who contributed to realize this project.