Feels like family

Meet Ribeka.

Ribeka is a Special Events Assistant at Nikkei Place Foundation, and a Tourism & Management student at Capilano University. She represents the next generation of Nikkei whose multi-faceted identities add to the strength and resilience of our ever-growing community.

Where is “home” for you?

“My childhood home is Nairobi, Kenya. Originally, my parents are from Tokyo and Kameyama, Mie, Japan. Now, I call East Vancouver home.”

We asked her “what do you love best about Nikkei Place?”

“It’s a place to unite everyone. A place that’s community-driven and a second home, where we can come together and feel like family.”


What does home mean to you? Submit your story.

Sharing your life experiences and stories are great way to connect people with one another. We encourage you to share your stories of home and what it means to you with the community by filling out the form here.

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