The story of the Vancouver Asahi shows how important sports can be to a community and how they can create lifelong bonds throughout the most unlikely circumstances. And that when it comes to baseball, it’s not your background or ethnicity that matters. All that matters is how well you play. We at the CBHFM hope that this virtual exhibition honours those incredible baseball players who helped make history as a part of the Vancouver Asahi. Below is a full list of all the known Asahi members over the years:
Tameo Aoki, Kenichi Doi, Frank Ejima, K. Endo, Fukuda, Kinzaburo Fukunaga, James ‘Jim’ Fukui, Joe Fukui, Ted Furumoto, Jack Hayami, George Hinaga, Yo Horii, George Iga, Tokuichi Inouye, George Ito, Koichi “Kaye” Kaminishi, B. Kasahara, Fred Kato, George Kato, Kishizo Kimura, Eddie Kitagawa, Mickey Kitagawa, Yozaemon Kondo, Motoji Kodama, Suekichi Kodama, Abe S. Korenaga, R. Korenaga, Ken Kutsukake, Ray Kutsukake, Ken Kitamura, Mickey Maikawa, Mike Maruno, Mousie Masuda, Tom Matoba, Sota Matsumiya, Muneo Miike, Koei Mitsui, Matsujiro Miyasaki, Tom Miyata, Harry Miyasaki, Yoshio Miyasaki, Frank Nagano, Ed Nakamura, Frank Nakamura, Sally Nakamura, Ken Nakanishi, John Nihei, Joe Niimi, Toragoro Niimi, Roy Nishidera, Nag Nishihara, Yo Nishizaki, Ken Noda, Dr. Henry Masataro Nomura, B. Oda, Tashiro Omoto, Tom Sawayama, Mickey Sato, Jubo Sekine, Shoichi Shima, Ken Shimada, Frank Shiraishi, George Shishido, Kazuo ‘Kaz’ Suga, Kenichi ‘Ty’ Suga, Ken Suzuki, Kaichi Tabata, Charlie Tanaka, George Tanaka, Herbie Tanaka, T.H. Tanaka, Chuck Terada, Mickey Terakita, Yuji Uchiyama, Yuki Uno, Ken Yamamura, Roy Yamamura, Otto Yanagisawa, Bob H. Yasui, Reggie H. Yasui, Ross Yonemoto, George Yoshinaka, Harry Yoshioka, Sutejirio Yoshioka.
Thank you for visiting this virtual exhibition hosted by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. We hope you enjoyed it, and we encourage you to visit our website for more information about Canadian baseball history.
If you have any questions, comments, or corrections about the exhibit please feel free to contact us.
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A Canadian Legacy: The Vancouver Asahi
Curated by Elyse Richardson, Curatorial Assistant