NAJC Zoom Chats

We hope that you are all coping under the current COVID-19 pandemic. The National Association of Japanese Canadians has incorporated new, on-line programming in this environment and is happy to invite you to join in one of our on-line, virtual “Chat” sessions with some of our community members.   April 23: NAJC Chat with John...

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NAJC Statement Regarding Wet’suwet’en Territory

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is alarmed by recent RCMP incursions into the sovereign and unceded territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. We affirm the right of the hereditary chiefs, who hold legal title to their land, to refuse to allow construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on their territory....

Get Involved with your NAJC!

2020 may be the Year of the Rat, but it also signifies a year that will be chock full of activity for the NAJC! All positions on our National Executive Board will be up for election later this year, and a call for nominations will soon be issued.  Aside from those positions, there are...

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NAJC Delivers Report to BC Government

Japanese Canadians Deliver BC Government Essential Actions for Rebuilding Community following Historic Wrongs of Internment A delegation from the National Association of Japanese Canadians met with the BC Government on Friday, November 15 to hand-deliver a report recommending key actions to address the historic wrongs committed against Japanese Canadians. The report, Recommendations for Redressing...

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Japanese Canadians Respond to Maxime Bernier – September 26, 2019

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is deeply disturbed by the recent video posted by the People’s Party of Canada Facebook page on September 23rd, 2019. In this post. Maxime Bernier expresses his proposal to end official Multiculturalism in Canada. He states that “in the past, immigrants who came to Canada readily integrated...

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NAJC statement re: offensive photos of Prime Minister

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) has become aware of offensive media that have recently surfaced of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. While these images are disturbing and concerning to the NAJC, there are much broader issues regarding racism and discrimination in Canada that deserve close attention, scrutiny and examination by Canadian society. Even...

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NAJC President’s Message – July 2019

by Lorene Oikawa I hope you have plans to enjoy the many events and festivals happening this summer and also include a bit of rest, too. If you haven’t participated in a BC Redress community consultation, there are more in-person and virtual meetings taking place in July. Please go to our webpage najc.ca/bcredress for...

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NAJC BC Redress Consultation Update

NAJC Announces the Scheduling of Online and In-Person Consultations on BC Redress The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) consultations on BC Redress, funded by the Province of British Columbia, is now in full swing. Three consultations have now been held, and ten more consultations have now been scheduled throughout British Columbia and across...

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