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 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

Jump to Dream 2016 Book Project, Sendai, Japan

Hello everyone, I am currently a JET Programme Assistant Language Teacher here in Sendai. I would like to present the National Association of Japanese Canadians with a gift of a book that symbolizes Canada-Japan bilateral relations. I do not wish to overwhelm you with too much exposition so I will try my best to beContinue reading

Quebec attack

NAJC Statement – U.S. Election and Racist Acts in Canada

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and Japanese Canadians join with Japanese Americans and allies who are denouncing the racist acts and rhetoric following the US election. The election of Donald Trump appears to have emboldened many to speak and act on their belief that differences in race, ethnicity, and religion are to blameContinue reading


By Art Miki, Chair The mandate of the Community Renewal Fund (CRF) Committee is to respond to the request of NAJC Full Member organizations and Supporting Member organizations based on the motion that was adopted at the NAJC Annual General Meeting in Victoria, BC on September 26, 2015. The motion adopted by National Council isContinue reading

JACL resolution

JACL resolution

JACL resolution acknowledges the civil rights violation of Japanese Canadians during and after World War II by the Government of Canada At its National Convention in Las Vegas on July 12, 2016, the Japanese American Citizens League National Council, passed the Philadelphia Chapter resolution acknowledging “the Civil Rights violations forcefully imposed on Canadian citizens ofContinue reading

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