Art: Lillian Michiko Blakey. Photos: Yosh Inouye
The National Association of Japanese Canadians is a non-profit incorporated community organization that represents the Japanese Canadian community. Formed in 1947, the NAJC focuses on human rights and community development. The NAJC successfully negotiated the historic Redress Settlement on behalf of all Japanese Canadians who suffered injustices at the hands of their own government during and after World War II when they were forcibly relocated and interned.
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.
VISION: A strong, unified community founded on diversity and committed to human rights for all for the enrichment of Canada.