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
An NAJC delegation led by President David Mitsui and representatives from the BC Member Organizations (Tsugio Kurushima – Victoria; Rick Ogasawara – Vernon; Lorene Oikawa – Vancouver; Eiko Eby – Nanaimo; George Uyeda – Kamloops) met with BC Premier John Horgan, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon, and the Executive Director of MulticulturalismContinue reading
Dr. Pamela Sugiman PhD. Lecture at the Royal BC Museum By Roy Katsuyama On January 28, 2018, Dr. Pamela Sugiman presented a lecture about the Japanese Canadian internment. The title of the talk was, “Acts of Kindness and Complicity: The silence of bystanders and eyewitnesses to the dispossession and internment of Japanese Canadians” The following synopsisContinue reading
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 our six events in the year. The new supplies have enabled us to have better signageContinue reading
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 mentioning the idea to folks.
It is the 5th anniversary of the Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 1942 Japanese Canadian UBC students who were expelled in 1942. It’s also the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Canadians. UBC hosted a Day of Learning where we remembered the students, discussed how we may learn and never repeat the injustice. Also,Continue reading
This year marks the 94th annual Remembrance Day ceremonies, and about 400 people attended the service, in spite of the threat of rain. It was heartening to see the veterans, families, friends, and supporters huddled together to pay tribute to those Japanese Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice for our country, our community, and ourContinue reading