Demographic Characteristics of Japanese Canadians in 2016

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

Ceremony Planned for Wartime Road Camps Signage Erected at Mount Robson

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

NAJC meets BC Premier John Horgan regarding remediation and redress for the violation of citizenships rights of Japanese Canadians

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

Nishga Girl Reinstalled in the Canadian Museum of History

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

Paul Kariya Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Paul Kariya to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame The National Association of Japanese Canadians and its 17-member organization sends its congratulations to Vancouver born Paul Kariya for being selected to The Hockey Hall of Fame. We are equally proud that Paul is the first inductee of Asian heritage and the first JapaneseContinue reading

National Honorary Advisory Council Members

There are 9 members of the NAJC National Honorary Advisory Council. This month we profile: Maryka Omatsu, Mary Kitagawa and Tosh Kitagawa. You can view the profiles of all nine members of the NAJC National Honorary Advisory Council at najc.ca/najc-national-honorary-advisory-council/ The Honorable Justice Maryka Omatsu M.A., LL.B Appointed in Feb. 2003, Judge Maryka Omatsu is Canada’sContinue reading

NAJC Condemns the Rise of Anti-Semitism

NAJC Condemns Attacks Against Jewish Centres in Canada & United States

NAJC Condemns the Rise of Anti-Semitism in North America 1.  Time for Action The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) joins all Canadians who have condemned the recent bomb threats against Jewish community centres in Calgary, London, Toronto, and Vancouver. We are united in solidarity with the Jewish community across Canada, and in the UnitedContinue reading

Hide Hyodo Shimizu scholarship

Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship

The National Association of Japanese Canadians and the Landscapes of Injustice Partnership Project are proud to jointly announce the: “HIDE HYODO-SHIMIZU RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP” Valued at $10,000, this research scholarship will be awarded to a student who was enrolled full time at a Canadian University in the 2016-2017 academic year. The successful applicant will join theContinue reading

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