OUR GOAL FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION The NAJC has a mandate to publicly educate learners – of all ages – about our history which includes forced uprooting & internment, dispossession & dispersal, and redress & renewal. Our goal is to ensure this history is taught in Canadian schools. We are open to support multiple initiatives on this topic. OneContinue reading
Ahead of the release, later this year, of Canada Post’s stamp to honour the Vancouver Asahi, Historica Canada is today releasing their latest Heritage Minute, also celebrating the storied baseball team. The production, by Vancouver-based Point Blank Creative, will be the first Heritage Minute to be issued in English, French, and Japanese. The Heritage MinuteContinue reading
I was in my final semester of the Archives and Records Management and Museum Studies masters’ programs at the University of Toronto. I put together my application package during midterms with the support of the Toronto NAJC Chapter, interviewed over the phone from a library study room, and moved to Vancouver the day after my capstone project concluded.
Invitation to join us at the Yellowhead-Blue River Highway Project Signage Dedication Ceremony Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Noon Mt. Robson Visitor Centre In 1942, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese men were rounded up and sent into the mountains to build highways under harsh conditions. Those sent to the Yellowhead-Blue River Highway ProjectContinue reading
Changing Tides: Vanishing Voices of Nikkei Fishermen and Their Families has won the Roderick Haig-Brown BC Book Prize for “contributing the most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia”. Edited by Kotaro Hayashi, Fumio “Frank” Kanno, Henry Tanaka, and Jim Tanaka the book, is an excellent history of and tribute to JCs and their families.Continue reading
Grandfather’s Prince Rupert sakura legacy to live on in music by John Endo Greenaway In 1909, Shotaro (Tom) Shimizu arrived in Prince Rupert, in northern British Columbia, having worked for two years on the railways in the United States after leaving his home in Nara, Japan. As the second son in his family, he feltContinue reading
Friday, May 11, 1:30pm Lillooet, BC In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Internment, Honourable Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, will be unveiling the second of seven Highway Legacy Signs for the Internment Site clusters and Roadcamps for the Self-supporting sites of East Lillooet, Bridge River, Minto, and McGillivray Falls.Continue reading
The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC), BC Parks and the Columbia Basin Institute are pleased to invite you to attend the Yellowhead Blue River Highway Project’s signage dedication ceremony. Over the past three years, our organizations have worked hard to recognize the contributions Japanese Canadians made to the development of Canada’s highway and theContinue reading