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Racism Linked to COVID-19

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is hearing stories from across our communities of anti-Asian racism related to COVID-19. In response to this, the NAJC has released the statement below. The NAJC’s Human Rights Committee is now collecting these stories, in order to assess needs, raise awareness, and respond. We encourage you to...

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2020 NAJC Endowment Funds Information

The National Association of Japanese Canadians would like to remind everyone that the annual deadline for applying for one of our Endowment Fund grants (SEAD and Cultural Development Funds) is rapidly approaching (March 31, 2020 at 2 PM Central Daylight Time CDT) Application forms for the SEAD and Cultural Development Fund can be completed...

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Remembering Gordon Kadota

by NAJC President Lorene Oikawa The NAJC received some very sad news from the Kadota family. Gordon Kadota, a former NAJC president, passed away on July 31, 2019. He had an amazing life, and if he was telling his story, he may have started with, “It’s a long story.” He was able to play...

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BC Redress

Over 60 years of racist legislation and discrimination in British Columbia (BC) culminated in the province’s critical role in the forced removal, internment, confiscation of property, and forced exile of 22,000 Japanese Canadians during 1942 to 1949. Recent research shows the BC government and its officials were complicit directly and indirectly in the unjust...

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NAJC SUPPORTS UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA FIELD SCHOOL

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....

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COPANI XX – Last Chance for Early Bird Registration

COPANI XX in San Francisco LAST CHANCE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 20th Biennial Pan American Nikkei Convention SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 This is your last chance to take advantage of the Early Registration Deadline for COPANI! Did you know that there are many Nikkei (people of Japanese descent) throughout the American continent?  Do you want...

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NAJC Response to Attacks on the New Zealand Mosques

The NAJC is shocked and saddened to learn about the recent terror attacks at the two mosques located in New Zealand. We express our deepest condolences to the victims of the attacks and their families and send our prayers to the survivors and community in New Zealand. We stand in solidarity with all those that strive for...

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Vancouver Asahi Heritage Minute

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...

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