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A Question of Loyalty – online presentation

A QUESTION OF LOYALTY Questions 27 and 28 Presentation & Discussion Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7pm – 8:30pm EST Insights into the Japanese American experience during World War Two and a discussion about the differences between the treatment of...

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NAJC President’s Message – January 2021

New Year’s is an opportunity to share in the traditional Japanese foods, learn more about our culture and family traditions, and connect with family, loved ones, and friends. Many of us took to online meetings and phone calls to...

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Happy New Year from the NAJC

President Lorene Oikawa and the national executive board of The National Association of Japanese Canadians wish you happy holidays and a wonderful 2021. Here’s to a healthy, safe, inclusive New Year for all!

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JCAY Live Zoom Event – On Being Yukiko – Meet the Authors

JCAY (Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon) invites you to: Meet the Authors at a Live Zoom Event with Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lillian Michiko Blakey Presentation, Q & A, and Discussions Tuesday January 12, 2021, 6:00 to 7:30pm Yukon time 5 PM PST/6...

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Mata Ashita intergenerational writing circle

Mata Ashita is an intergenerational writing circle for Japanese Canadians and a space for connection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting January 9 and continuing on the first Saturday of each month in Spring and Summer 2021, Mata Ashita will...

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Remembrance Day and Centenary of the Japanese Canadian Cenotaph 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony at the Japanese Canadian Cenotaph took place by invitation only on November 11, 2020, and was live-streamed. You can watch the recording here: Descendants of Japanese Canadian First World...

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NAJC会長のメッセージ 2021年1月


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NAJC会長のメッセージ 2020年12月


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NAJC会長のメッセージ 2020年11月


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Mission Statement

To promote and develop a strong Japanese Canadian identity and thereby to strengthen local communities and the national organization. To strive for equal rights and liberties for all persons – in particular, the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.