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: https://youtu.be/yjo6lWQi2_E Descendants of Japanese Canadian First World War veterans acknowledged the centenary of the cenotaph, the end of the Second World War...

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NAJC Chats with Steven Kariya

The National Association of Japanese Canadians has been checking in with some members of the Japanese Canadian community during this time when we’ve been social distancing and trying to stay home as much as possible. We’ll share some of our conversations in our e-news and social media. In May 2020, we had a chat...

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NAJC Chats with RM Greenaway

RM began writing crime fiction in a blizzard. She was on a Greyhound bus, travelling northbound from Smithers to Prince Rupert, on the job as a court reporter covering the northern half of B.C. Street names became character names as the bus passed through towns and villages, and the blizzard became the setting for...

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Landscapes of Injustice Book Launch

Landscapes of Injustice is pleased to announce the release of Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians. Including chapters by 11 authors, this book reinterprets the uprooting of Japanese Canadians by focusing on the deliberate and permanent destruction of home through the act of dispossession. Join editor...

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Free online masterclass with Tetsuro Shigematsu

The National Association of Japanese Canadians is pleased to present a masterclass with Tetsuro Shigematsu. Tetsuro is a writer, broadcaster, and theatre creator who has centered his practice on the art of storytelling. In this session he will discuss his process of creating biographical theatre works such as 'Empire of the Son' and '1...

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NAJC online session: Legacy of Canadian Redress

For Japanese Canadians, the legacy of Redress is to work towards the elimination of racial discrimination and intolerance, and work with other Canadian groups and Indigenous peoples for justice and equity for all people. Both Indigenous and Japanese Canadian stories have been left out of the historical narrative of Canada for too long. Speakers...

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