NAJC President’s Message – March 2019

by Lorene Oikawa If you didn’t see last month’s launch of the Heritage Minute about the Vancouver Asahi baseball team, you can still see it on the NAJC Facebook page and also on the Historica Canada website. The Asahi story is an important piece of Canadian history. The story is about the racism faced byContinue reading

COPANI 2019 – San Francisco

THE FUTURE IS HERE! The Most Important Nikkei Conference in the Americas September 20-22, 2019, San Francisco, USA copani.org The Conventions of the Association of Pan American Nikkei (COPANI) returns to North America for the first time since the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) last hosted the event in Vancouver in 2005. The conventionContinue reading

NAJC President’s Message – January 2019

by Lorene Oikawa Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます  We hope you had some relaxing times, ate good food, and enjoyed the company of family, friends, and yourself for a little self-care. We wish you happiness, good health, and prosperity in 2019. As a yonsei – fourth generation Japanese Canadian – I grew upContinue reading

NAJC President’s Message – December 2018

by Lorene Oikawa It’s been a whirlwind of activity going into December. We remembered the Japanese Canadians who served Canada on Remembrance Day at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park. We were also reminded that the cenotaph was unveiled on April 2, 1920 so 2020 will be the 100th anniversary. Discussions are happeningContinue reading

NAJC Response to Attack on the Jewish community of Pittsburgh

NAJC Statement on the Violent Attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh October 30, 2018 – The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) offers our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the 11 people who were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue, and our thoughts are also with those injured, andContinue reading

CRRF Response to Attack on the Jewish community of Pittsburgh

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Condemns the Attack on the Jewish community of Pittsburgh October 29, 2018 – In response to the hate-motivated attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) issues the following statement: “We condemn without hesitation or reservation the murderous attack on the Jewish community ofContinue reading

 “Facing Injustice” to screen on CBC

The documentary Facing Injustice: The Relocation of Japanese Canadians to Manitoba, produced by Winnipeg filmmaker, Aaron Floresco, will be shown nationally on CBC TV on September 22, 2018 as part of their Absolutely Canadian series. The film will be screened at 2:30pm Newfoundland Time, 2pm Atlantic Time, 1pm Eastern Time, 12noon Central Time, 11am Mountain Time, andContinue reading

Registration for the 2018 NAJC AGM and National Conference now Open!

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

Upcoming deadlines, membership renewals and NAJC AGM

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) would like to remind everyone of some important, upcoming deadlines as we near our September 21, 2018 NAJC Annual General Meeting. We are still accepting nominations for positions on the National Executive Board and Endowment Fund Committee until June 23, 2018. Please see full details on the nominationContinue reading

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