by Lorene Oikawa Last month, I had the opportunity to meet with members of the Kamloops community at the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association (KJCA) 30thAnniversary of the Redress Agreement. Thank you to the KJCA, George Uyeda, and all the volunteers, for organizing the event which included a delicious dinner, entertainment, and a wonderful display onContinue 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.
Landscapes of Injustice congratulates Kara Isozaki on receiving the NAJC/LOI Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship funded by the National Association of Japanese Canadians and Landscapes of Injustice, valued at $10,000. We are thrilled to welcome her to the project. Can you tell us about yourself and your academic background? I am a fourth-generation Japanese Canadian onContinue reading
Registration for September 21-23 NAJC Annual General Meeting and National Conference now Open! Registration is now open for the NAJC Annual General Meeting and National Conference, to be held September 21 to 23 in Winnipeg. Full details can be found on the Delegate General Information document, and attendees should complete and return the AGM registrationContinue reading
How big is the population of Japanese Canadians in Canada? The best source of information for this question is the Census of Population by Statistics Canada. The Census has been taken every five years and the latest Census was taken in 2016. In the Census, there has been a question regarding the ethnic origin ofContinue 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
On June 28th, 2017, the Nishga Girl gill net boat, owned by Hereditary Chief Harry Nyce and built by the late Japanese Canadian boat builder, Judo “Jack” Tasaka, was formally re-installed in the Nishga Girl Salon at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. In attendance were 90 guests that included 46 dancers, singersContinue reading