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Series consists of Toyomasa Fusé’s unpublished manuscripts for a book on Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose and the Greater East Asia Conference of 1943, his autobiography “Going My Way,” and “Marginal Man’s Perspective,” Fusé’s semi-autobiographical examination of his worldview and identity, which he believed was shaped by his existence as a ‘bicultural’ individual living between two different cultures.

Professional files

Series consists of Toyomasa Fusé’s professional files and media appearances related to his study and publication of research on sociological issues in the 1960s and 1970s and his contributions to the study of suicide and methods for suicide prevention. Series also includes two framed awards relating to his achievements in the field of suicidology.

Toyomasa Fusé fonds

  • F0776
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2023

Fonds consists of manuscripts, personal and professional files, objects, sound recordings and interviews pertaining to Fusé’s expertise in the field of suicidology, autobiographical accounts of his personal life, cultural differences that he observed between North American and Japanese society, and biographical accounts of the Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose.

Fusé, Toyomasa

Accession 2023-044

Accession consists of correspondence by Carol Malyon to David Peacock and Elke Inkster of Porcupine's Quill regarding her proposal for the book, Mixed-up Grandmas, Malyon's manuscript for the text, a mock-up of the book and preliminary sketches by Peacock, and illustrations in ink and acrylic paint on board with tissue overlay that were created by Peacock for use in producing the book.

Accession 2024-012

Accession consists of: printed correspondence sent Canada Post and email, including many colour digital images taken by Judith Cowan and others, 2022-2023; Cowan's unfinished novel, "A Better Class of Illusion," with handwritten annotation, 25 October 2019; a brochure for the 39e Festival International de la Poesie; and letters to Cowan by her friend Dr. Hector L. van Vierssen Trip, accompanied by his essays on Alpertus on church and state, Germanic linguistic studies, Latin in biology, his trip to the Netherlands in 1988, and a history of the Trip family, 1978-1990.

Accession 2008-021

Accession consists of original illustrations created by Ben Wicks for the series of children’s books, Katie and Orbie Save the Planet, as well as illustrations for other books and projects, the manuscript for Ben Wicks’ Canada, and publications written or illustrated by Ben Wicks.

Accession 2019-081

The accession consists of literary papers including personal and professional correspondence, short stories, travel essays and manuscripts, photographs from filming the movie adaptation of “Such a Long Journey,” and photographs from award ceremonies and convocations for several honorary doctorate degrees. Included are records pertaining to Mistry’s investiture in the Order of Canada, research material, financial records, and contributions to journals and literary periodicals plus short stories, essays, excerpts published in various anthologies, and bound galley proofs written by other authors requesting testimonials.

Accession 2023-030

The accession consists of records pertaining to M.G. Vassanji’s literary career, including: full and partial draft manuscripts of novels, short stories and speeches; personal correspondence; royalty statements, professional correspondence pertaining to literary festivals, prizes, conferences, permission to use work in other publications, and invitations to events and speaking requests; media packets, clippings and reviews regarding Vassanji’s books and Giller prizes; and records pertaining to his education, subsequent honorary degrees, and his investiture into the Order of Canada. 

Accession 2022-009

Accession consists of printed copies of the business email correspondence of M.G. Vassanji. Some correspondence pertains to literary submissions and other administrative matters concerning the operations of TSAR Publications (including correspondence sent and received by Nurjehan Aziz), while the majority of correspondence pertains to Vassanji’s own literary career. Also included in this accession is assorted memorabilia about Vassanji’s career as a writer and awards received, including the Order of Canada and the Giller Prize. These records include newspaper and magazine articles about Vassanji; articles written by Vassanji and published in journals, magazines and newspapers; event programs, notices, flyers and menus; award certificates; and posters.

Accession 2022-011

Accession consists of the records of Carol Malyon’s activities as an author, including: public readings of her work; her involvement with literary festivals and workshops; correspondence regarding her book, Lovers & Other Strangers (1996); early and final drafts of the short stories published by Inanna Publications & Education Inc. as Under the Water with Fish (2020), accompanied by correspondence; book catalogues; writers' directories; and magazine submissions.

Accession 2001-041

Accession consists of personal and professional correspondence; notes, drafts and research material for articles and publications including "Cold War Canada" and "End of Privacy"; copies of RCMP Bulletins; subject files that reflect his varied interests and involvement with different organizations or activities and other material that documents his career as an academic, author and political commentator.

Accession 2022-033

Accession consists of records documenting Reg Whitaker's work as an academic and writer. These records include professional correspondence, lecture/speaking notes, article drafts and proofs, reviews, published copies of articles, clippings and research materials, and publishing agreements and contracts pertaining to his articles and books.

Accession 2023-024

Accession consists of records documenting Leo Panitch's scholarly work and academic career. These records include research materials, notes, correspondence, speaking notes, draft articles, essays and other manuscripts, and conference materials pertaining to Panitch's work from the 1970s to the early 2000s, including preliminary writing and research for The Making of Global Capitalism. Also included are correspondence, manuscripts and other material pertaining to his tenure as editor of the Socialist Register, as well as notes and papers written during his undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba, notes and examinations from his graduate coursework at the London School of Economics (LSE), and research materials and correspondence relating to his PhD dissertation, also at the LSE. Accession also includes a series of headshot photographs of Panitch.

“VIVA! Community arts and popular education in the Americas” project files

Series consists of records pertaining to the research, organization and writing of Barndt’s book “VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas”. These records document the involvement of project partners, as well as the funding for and editing of the book. Records in these files are correspondence, e-mail, notes, proposals, pamphlets and brochures, video and audio recordings, papers, reports, and manuscripts.

Toronto Musicians' Association fonds

  • F0495
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2002

Fonds consists of records of the Toronto Musicians' Association and records from Samuel Levine, President Emeritus of the association. Union records include minutes of meetings; photographs of conductors, singers, and dancers; promotional material for concerts; newspaper clippings; financial records; registers of members; bound copies of "Crescendo," the local's newsletter; tariff of fee booklets; member directories; and a "black ball" voting box. Levine's records include documents concerning the activities of the Toronto Musicians' Association, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians, including daily diaries (1959-1967 and 1988), bargaining agreements, tariff of fees booklets, and conference material (programmes, buttons, and a sewing kit). Some records also pertain to Levine's membership in the American Federation of Musicians.

Toronto Musicians' Association

Carl James fonds

  • F0707
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2018, predominant 1990-2012

Fonds consists of records created by Carl James in the course of his activities as a sociologist and a university professor, including research data, publications, teaching material, and administrative records for the York Centre for Education and Community.

James, Carl E.

Sound recordings

Box pertains to recordings and the "RVH Qualitative Interviews" code book.

Sound recordings

Box contains 1 audio cassette recorded in 2007. Remainder of material pertains to recordings of an unknown date.

Learning and leadership development

Series consists of records relating to Simpson's efforts to promote learning and leadership development, including general resource material, toolkits, articles, and theme files.

Series also includes course descriptions, notes, correspondence, committee minutes and other records relating to Simpson's work at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Series also documents Simpson's efforts to develop the Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS) at the University of Western Ontario in the late 1980s, including preliminary plans, correspondence, program and conference material, resource material, speeches, and project records. In particular, many files relate to CIBS partnerships with Chinese educational institutions and the Institute for International Business Communication (IIBC) in Japan, in particular relating to their Corporate Communications Seminars.

Series also consists of correspondence, speeches, planning files and notebooks related to Simpson's term as Vice President and Director of the Banff Centre for Management in Alberta, including the Banff Centre's relationship with the Prosperity Secretariat.

Series also includes records relating to Axia's efforts at leadership development, via the School for Change Leaders/Agents and Athabasca University in the late 1990s.

Accession 2018-047

Accession consists of drafts of unpublished poems, correspondence, drafts of poems written for Uppal’s published collections “We are What We Mourn,” “Winter Sport,” “Summer Sport,” “Cover Before Striking,” her novel “Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, and her theatrical plays “6 Essential Questions” and “What Linda Said.”


File includes drafts of an unpublished manuscript by Fusé.

Going My Way – Reflection of a Wayward Samuri [sic] in North America: draft manuscript, chapters 1, 4-18

File includes chapters 1 and 4 to 18 from the manuscript of Fusé’s unpublished autobiography “Going My Way.” “Going My Way” includes the author’s lived experiences, research interests, important figures in Fusé’s life, and his views on important political, cultural, and socio-economic events that impacted Japan from the Meiji era (1867-1912) to the end of the 20th Century.

“Going My Way - Some Random Notes of a North American Samurai”

File includes notes for Fusé’s memoir, a bibliography of his books and a draft manuscript on United States General Douglas MacArthur, who was nicknamed the “Blue-Eyed Shogun” by the Japanese during his tenure as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers during the Occupation of Japan. Notes and bibliography are written in English and Japanese.

“Going My Way,” draft manuscript, chapters 13-16 and 20

File includes chapters 13, 15, and 21 from the manuscript of Fusé’s unpublished memoir “Going My Way,” a short biography of Fusé’s life and correspondence with Kaoru Murakami, editor of Japanese journal publisher Kurashi-no-Techosha (letter and pamphlet are in Japanese). “Going My Way” includes the author’s lived experiences, research interests, important figures in Fusé’s life, and his views on important political, cultural, and socio-economic events that impacted Japan from the Meiji era (1867-1912) to the end of the 20th Century.

“Going My Way,” draft manuscript, chapters 1-10

File includes chapters 1, 2, 3 and 10 from the manuscript of Fusé’s unpublished memoir “Going My Way.” “Going My Way” includes the author’s lived experiences, research interests, important figures in Fusé’s life, and his views on important political, cultural, and socio-economic events that impacted Japan from the Meiji era (1867-1912) to the end of the 20th Century.

Autobiography: early drafts, “Hello, Megumi and Kenji” Writing format

File includes an outline of Fusé’s goals in writing his autobiography and his early drafts depicting certain events in his life. This draft manuscript is written in the style of letters to Megumi and Kenji Fusé, the author’s children. File also includes a note from Lois Fusé with context on the manuscript’s development and Fusé’s review of the autobiographies of Kay Redfield Jamieson and Norman Ender.

Japanese Newspaper: Fusé on the 59th Anniversary of Japan’s Defeat in the Second World War

File includes a Japanese newspaper article featuring Fusé’s commentary on the legacy of the 59th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the Second World War. Fusé shares his recollection of the end of the war, war films, the Tokyo War Crimes Trial, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and his perspective on Japanese war crimes in China, particularly those committed by Shiro Ishii’s Unit 731. This article was printed on August 6th, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Personal Recollection: “Subhas Chandra Bose in Tokyo”

File includes Fusé’s personal recollection of seeing Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose in person as Bose and other Asian leaders arrived for the Greater East Asia Conference hosted by the Empire of Japan in 1943. Fusé describes his experience going to Tokyo with his father to witness the event, expresses his admiration for Bose and his long-held desire to write a book about Bose.

Subhas Chandra Bose Book: Indian National Army Research

File includes articles compiled by Fusé on the subject of Subhas Chandra Bose’s leadership of the Indian National Army during the Second World War, the Subhas Chandra Bose Academy and information on and correspondence with prospective Japanese publishers for the Bose book Fusé wanted to write.

York Gazette, vol. 11, no. 20

File includes an issue of the York Gazette, which contains an interview with Fusé titled “Cross-Cultural Study of Suicide Yields Surprising Finds.”


File includes Fusé’s 1958 diary written in Japanese.


File includes Fusé’s 1956 diary written in Japanese.


File includes Fusé’s 1954 diary, written in both English and Japanese.


File includes Fusé’s 1953 diary written in Japanese.


File includes Fusé’s 1952 diary written in both English and Japanese.


File includes Fusé’s 1951 diary written in Japanese.

Student Diary

File includes Fusé’s student diary for his first year as an international student in university.

Canada This Week

Item includes a sound recording of the Radio-Canada International program “Canada This Week.” Total duration of Side A is 27 minutes, 20 seconds. Total duration of Side B is 27 minutes, 20 seconds.

Canada This Week: Fusé Interview

Item includes a recording of the Radio-Canada International program Canada This Week, featuring interviews with Fusé. Side A includes an interview with Fusé on the topic of Quebec. Side B includes an interview with Fusé at timestamp 8 minutes, on the topic of cultural changes occuring in the City of Montreal.

Canada This Week: Fusé Interview

Item includes a sound recording of the Radio-Canada International program “Canada This Week” featuring an interview with Fusé. On Side A of the cassette, Fusé engages in a conversation with the host on the topics of biculturalism and billingualism. Total duration of Side A is 27 minutes and Fusé’s segment begins at the timestamp 14 minutes, 0 seconds and ends at the timestamp 18 minutes, 0 seconds. On Side B of the cassette, Fusé discusses the difference between the cultural identifies of people living in Ontario and Quebec. Total duration of Side B is 26 minutes, 30 seconds and Fusé’s segment begins at the timestamp 14 minutes and ends at the timestamp 17 minutes, 20 seconds.

Canada This Week: Fusé Interview

Item includes a sound recording of the Radio-Canada International program “Canada This Week,” featuring an interview with Fusé. On Side A, Fusé’s segment starts at the timestamp 19 minutes nd 20 seconds. Fusé discusses the film series Toro-san and suicide.

CBC Sunday Morning: Recruit Scandal

Item includes a sound recording of the program CBC Sunday Morning, which features an interview with Fusé on the topic of the Recruit Scandal in Japan. Fusé provides an expert analysis of the scandal and how the suicide of Ihei Aoki, an aide to Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita, relates to Japan’s samurai culture. On Side A of the cassette, Fusé’s interview starts from the beginning of the tape and ends at the timestamp 9 minutes, 30 seconds.

Couchiching Conference 1987: The Future of the American Empire

Item includes a recording of the 56th Couchiching Conference (1987), which includes a discussion featuring Fusé and Black activist Jan Douglass on the World After America Panel. The panel begins at timestamp 00:38:10 and ends at 00:56:00. Fusé talks about his early years as a student studying in the United States in the 1950s and his eventual disillusionment with the country due to what he perceived to be its “moral and visionary decay” from the late 1960s onward, where the pursuit of “freedom” and “Individual pleasure” led to “excessive individualism.” Fusé also discusses the possible causes of higher suicide rates in Canada (14% in 1987) compared to the United States (12% in 1987).

Fusé Lecture

Item includes a recording of Fusé’s suicide seminar at a Buddhist organization in 2003. In the lecture, Fusé provides the Western etmology of the word ‘suicide,’ and its negative connotations (e.g. being defined as self-murder) in Western countries and contrasts it with over 30 different terms used to describe acts of suicide in Japanese, with indication of the motive and the number of people involved in the suicide. He makes additional references to Eastern and Western cultural differences as he compares Western individualism to Japanese collectivism, which are further showcased in the Western film “Shane” (1953) and the Japanese comedy “Tora-san.” As this lecture took place during the Iraq War, Fusé discusses the suicide attacks committed by Al-Qaeda hijackers that crashed two passenger airplanes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. He explains that the tragedy caused his pacifist stance to waver momentarily and reignited memories of his own wartime experience, with memories of kamikaze pilots flying overhead and his military training as a teenager in the final years of the Second World War that prepared him for the same fate, had the war not ended in 1945.

Suicide and Culture Interview, Scene et Mirroir: “Japan, Inc.”

Item includes an interview with Fusé conducted in English regarding his book “Suicide and Culture,” an interview with Fusé conducted in French regarding the 1980 National Film Board (NFB) Documentary “Japan, Inc.” and recordings of contemporaneous Japanese televsion shows and advertisements. The first interview (in English) with Fusé begins at timestamp 00:02:00 and ends at timestamp 00:11:00. Fusé discusses his book “Suicide and Culture,” the “Hungary Pattern” of suicide and the increase of suicidal ideation with age in some cultures and Japan’s history of suicides for atonement, such as the two suicides of aviation crew members in the aftermath of the Japan Airlines Flight 123 tragedy in which 520 passengers were killed. The second interview (in French) begins at the timestamp 00:11:30 an ends at 00:57:50, with discussion of the documentary “Japan, Inc.” an NFB documentary about the fast-paced and collective-focused work culture in Japan and the lessons it could hold for more individualistic Western work cultures. From timestamp 01:11:00 to the end of the tape at 01:19:33

NHK Educational Programming: How to Face Death with Professor Alfons Deeken

Item includes one VHS cassette featuring Professor Alfons Deeken’s 9-part educational series “How to Face Death,” which was originally broadcast on Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 1993, and the CBC Radio-Canada documentary “Cine Club: Voyage a Tokyo,” which was likely also recorded in 1993. “How to Face Death” is separated into the following 9 parts: 1. Introduction (00:00:00 to 00:30:00), 2. Grief Work (00:30:00 to 00:37:25), 3. 12 Stages of Grief (00:38:00 to 01:06:00), 4. Fear of Death and Death in Art (01:08:00 to 01:37:00), 5. Hospice Care, 6 Stages of Grief and Life Review Therapy (01:38:00 to 02:07:00), 7. How Children Process Death (02:38:00 to 03:07:20); 8. Thnking about Your Mortality, Life Review Therapy and Preparing for Death (03:08:00 to 03:37:00) and 9. Hospice Care (03:38:00 to 04:07:00). “Cine Club: Voyage a Tokyo,” is documentary film analysis of the central themes used in the 1953 film Voyage a Tokyo (also known as Tokyo Story in English and Tokyo Monogatari in Japanese). It frames “Tokyo Story” as the seminal postwar depiction of Japanese family life already drastically different from the traditions and family structure of that of the first half of the 20th Century, and contrasts it with life in Tokyo during the 1980s and 1990s, with its many technological advances, Westernized lifestyles and social problems. Included in both the film and the documentary is a focus on the Japanese relationship with the dead.

Cinema Cinema: “Furyo” Interview with Toyomasa Fusé and Naoko Hata

Item includes one VHS cassette featuring Fusé and Naoko Hata’s interview on the subject matter of the film “Furyo” or “Goodbye Mr. Lawrence” on the French Canadian program “Cinema Cinema.” Fusé and Hata provide their lived experience and knowledge of Japan and the Japanese military during the Second World War. Fusé also provides his expertise on the tradition of seppuku, suicide by disembowlment.

Jerusalem On Line: Suicide Help Line Conference in Jerusalem

Item includes one VHS cassette featuring Fusé and Tal Perry’s interview on Jerusalem On Line, an Israeli news program hosted by Mike Greenspan. Fusé and Perry, the director of the Jerusalem-based crisis helpline Eran. both participated in the Crisis Help Line conference in Tel Aviv. The interview centres on the training and importance of crisis services. The segment begins at the timestamp 00:10:00 and ends at 00:20:21. They discuss the difference between “telephone befriending” and psychotherapy when speaking with people in distress. Fusé also discusses the growth of crisis helplines in post-Soviet Union nation states, which were not accessible before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Correspondence: Nawa, Shosuke, Hokkaido Shimbun

File includes correspondence with Shosuke Nawa, an employee of the Hokkaido Shimbun, regarding a double suicide and assistance with research on the Showa Era (1926-1989) and Subhas Chandra Bose. Two Hokkaido Shimbun news articles are attached to Nawa’s letter. Lois Fusé’s annotations on the original envelope provide some context for the articles enclosed.

bits magazine, vol. 11, issue 4

File includes two copies of bits magazine, a Japanese Canadian magazine based in Toronto. It includes an interview with Fusé regarding his work in Suicidology and his perspective on the topic of suicide in Japan.

Introduction: “The Need for Suicide Prevention”

File includes an introduction written by Fusé for an unknown publication. To advocate the need for suicide prevention, Fusé tells the story of two individuals who committed suicide, which he had previously featured in one of his books.

Social Welfare and Suicide Prevention pamphlets

File includes three Japanese pamphlets with articles by Fusé on the topics of mental health and suicide prevention. One pamphlet is related to Fusé’s book Jisatsu to bunka (translation: Suicide and Culture). The other two pamphlets were distributed by a social welfare organization.

Financial Times of Canada: “Suicide rates and The Swedish Lie”

File includes newspaper clippings of the article “Suicide rates and The Swedish Lie” by Robert Fulford of the Financial Times of Canada. Fusé is interviewed regarding the Swedish Lie, a phrase originally coined from misinformation on Swedish suicide rates by United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

York University articles

File includes three articles published by York University (including York Gazette) that feature interviews with Fusé. Titles include “Measuring Tragedy,” “Global suicide rates reveal surprising patterns,” and “The Pen is Mightier than the Couch.”

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