Archive of Related Material

There are a wide array of resources that discuss Mr. Nakayama and his abuse. Some books, many articles, and a large body of personal memoirs.

On this page you will find records the Healing Fund has been able to:

  • Identify, where listed.

  • Collect, where a source is given.

  • Make publicly available, where the document is underlined.


Resources are available for download where permission has been received, and these documents are underlined. Some documents are not accessible through the Healing Fund but we can help you locate the item.

This is a living archive and will continue to grow as more information becomes available to the community. For submissions please contact us at anglicanhealingfund@najc.ca.

Various Records

1950s Protest Letter from a community member to the Primate against Mr. Nakayama's sexual misconduct

  • Likely held by the Diocese of Calgary in Mr. Nakayama's files. Access first requested by a community organization in 2006.

1950s Hawaiian Church Chronicle

1950s The Witness

1970s Protest Letter from Holy Cross congregants to the Bishops of New Westminster and Calgary against Mr. Nakayama's return to their church

Note: Likely held by the University of British Columbia Rare Books and Special Collections, Kogawa Fonds. An item has been identified and we have requested access from UBC RBSC archivists (July, 2022) and the donor (September, 2022).

 

1994 Confession letter

Source: Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, retrieved 2015. LINK.

1996 UBC Joy Kogawa Fonds guide (Accruals 1&2)

Source: University of British Columbia Rare Books and Special Collections, Vancouver, retrieved 2022. LINK.

2009 RELINQUISHED Thesis by Greg Tatchell

Source: Greg Tatchell, retrieved 2021.

2017 February 18th Video Recording of Panel Presentation Workshop on Clergy Sexual Abuse at Tonari Gumi, Vancouver, Canada

2017 UBC Nakayama Fonds guide

Note: The Nakayama Fonds contains 11.59m of material in total. Approximately 1.00m of material can be accessed publicly. The other 90% remains restricted until 2095 at the decision of UBC and at the request of the donor. A formal request was made to UBC in September, 2022, to review these restrictions. A lawyer representing UBC confirmed that both UBC and the donor of the Nakayama Fonds have denied to make any changes to the current restrictions on access. Below are the publicly available materials.

2018 UBC Joy Kogawa Fond Guide (Accrual 3)

Source: University of British Columbia Rare Books and Special Collections, Vancouver, retrieved 2022. LINK.

2021 April $610,000 Joint Announcement

Source: Anglican Healing Fund for Japanese Canadians.

2021 Page 3 of a typed transcript from Ms. Kogawa about Mr. Nakayama’s activities

Source: Joy Kogawa, Vancouver, retrieved 2021.

2022 Resource Documents from Healing Fund Community Outreach Meetings

Source: Anglican Healing Fund for Japanese Canadians.

n.d. CV of Walter Robert Adams

Source: General Synod Archives, Toronto, retrieved 2022.

Journal Articles

Nakayama, Reverend Timothy M. (1966). Anglican Missions to the Japanese in Canada. Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society 8(2), 26-48.

Source: Project Canterbury, New Haven, retrieved 2017. LINK.

Carter, David. (1973). Nakayama: Profile of a whirlwind. The Sower, January 1973, 3.

Source: General Synod Archives, Toronto, retrieved 2021.

White, Sheila V., (1975). The Only One. The Living Message, January 1975, 26-27.

Source: General Synod Archives, Toronto, retrieved 2021.

 

Editor. (1982). Canon Gordon Nakayama Returns to Coaldale. The Sower, December 1982, 4.

Source: General Synod Archives, Toronto, retrieved 2021.

 

Janke, Dwayne. (1983). Anglican Cannon Nakayama “Man with the Camera” celebrates 50 years of ministering. The New Canadian 47(12), 1-2.

Source: SFU Digitized Newspapers, Burnaby, retrieved 2022. LINK.

 

Lowman, Emma B. (2011). “My Name is Stanley”: Twentieth-Century Missionary Stories and the Complexity of Colonial Encounters. BC Studies 169, 81-99.

Source: UBC Library Open Access Journal Hosting, Vancouver, retrieved 2022. LINK.

 

Metten, Ann-Marie. (2011). The Little House that Joy Saved, in Sheena Wilson, (2011), Joy Kogawa: Essays on her works, 256-277.

Source: Sheena Wilson, Edmonton, retrieved 2022. LINK.

Little, Marion. (2015). How to apologize for abuse. Anglican Journal, July 15, 2015.

Source: Anglican Journal, Toronto, retrieved 2022. LINK.

Murray, Rande. (2015). 2016 Update - Bishops' Apology Regarding Gordon Nakayama. Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, June 15, 2015.

Source: Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, Vancouver, retrieved 2018. LINK.

Rasmussen, Greg. (2015). Anglican Church of Canada apologizes for keeping priest's sexual abuse quiet. CBC British Columbia, June 15, 2015.

Source: CBC British Columbia, Vancouver, retrieved 2022. LINK.

Swift, Diana. (2015). Bishops apologize for priest's history of abuse. Anglican Journal 141(7), 1, 12.

Source: Anglican Journal, Toronto, retrieved 2020. LINK.

Shimotakahara, Leslie. (2016). Joy Kogawa comes to terms with her father's abuse of boys in her new memoir Gently to Nagasaki. National Post, September 7, 2016.

Source: National Post, Toronto, retrieved 2022. LINK.

Lundgren, Jodi. (2017). "Roll With It": Structures of Feeling and Sexual Abuse in the Writings of Joy Kogawa. Studies in Canadian Literature 41(2), 117-136.

Source: Studies in Canadian Literature, Fredericton, retrieved 2020. LINK.

2022 Montreal Bulletin advertisement, May 2022, 8.

Source: Montreal Bulletin, Montreal, retrieved 2022.

2022 Montreal Bulletin advertisement, July & August 2022, 6.

Source: Montreal Bulletin, Montreal, retrieved 2022.

2022 Nikkei Voice advertisement, June 2022, 13.

Source: Nikkei Voice, Toronto, retrieved 2022.

Crockford (N.D.), page 724, scanned from the ACC, detailing Mr. Nakayama’s CV.

Source: General Synod Archives, Toronto, retrieved 2021.

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Books

Kogawa, Joy N. (1981). Obasan. Lester and Orpen Dennys.

Kogawa, Joy N. (1992). Itsuka. Penguin Books.

Kogawa, Joy N. (1995). The Rain Ascends. Knopf Canada.

Kogawa, Joy N. (2016). Gently to Nagasaki. Caitlin Press.

Nakayama, Gordon G. (1972). My Mission in Okinawa: A Recollection.「日本語」

Nakayama, Gordon G. (1974). My Missionary Trip Around the World.「日本語」

Nakayama, Gordon G. (1984). Issei: Stories of Japanese Canadian Pioneers. NC Press Limited.

Nakayama, Gordon G. (1990). The Brilliant Life. 「日本語」