Patricia Lowe
Patricia Lowe (nee Arai)
  • Born and raised in Vancouver, BC
  • Completed one year of Asian Studies at Kansai Gaidai, Osaka, Japan
  • Graduated from UBC with a B.Ed. (Elem.)
  • J.E.T. Program participant, Kyoto, Japan, 1988-90
  • Worked for BC Tel / TELUS for 20 years
  • Married to a Chinese Canadian man; we have two children
Given my very basic knowledge of Japanese, I didn’t even know what “tsunagu” meant! I had to Google it to find out. Armed with more knowledge of the Japanese language and culture than the average Sansei, however, it’s a bit of a frightening prognostication of the future of the JC community in Canada.