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Midi Onodera wins Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced that Midi Onodera is among this year’s winners of the $25,000 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.  The prestigious awards are funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, recognizing...

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7 Potatoes Society Funding report

The Central Vancouver Island Japanese Canadian Cultural Society (aka 7 Potatoes) received a Community Renewal grant. The grant helped us to purchase equipment, supplies, and signage for our events, supported facility rentals and honoraria for paid entertainment to support...

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Kayla Isomura: packing for unknown journeys

I was very curious how others would respond. I applied for the National Association of Japanese Canadians’ (NAJC) Young Leaders Fund to help support the idea, and while I was waiting to hear back about the grant, I began...

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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.