Here is coverage of the Joy Kogawa Cherry Tree planting at City Hall from the Globe & Mail
Group rallies to save Kogawa home:
Heritage house featured in classic novel chronicling Japanese internment in 1942
VANCOUVER — Time is running out on the childhood home of celebrated Japanese-Canadian author Joy Kogawa.
modest, but still well-appointed, bungalow where Ms. Kogawa spent six
happy years before her family's anguished internment in 1942 is under
threat of demolition, a victim of history and Vancouver's high property
The house features prominently in Ms. Kogawa's prize-winning 1981 novel Obasan,
a heart-rending, barely fictionalized memoir of her internment
experience that was recognized by Quill and Quire as one of the most
influential Canadian books of the 20th century.
Some have likened the house's significance to that of the Anne Frank residence in Amsterdam.