LOI Research Database and Family Story Sharing

On July 30, 2021, NAJC co-hosted with Landscapes of Injustice (LOI) and in association with Powell Street Festival, an online session, LOI Research Database and Family Story Sharing. LOI Project Manager Michael Abe and NAJC President Lorene Oikawa welcomed LOI Project Director Jordan Stanger-Ross and Library and Archives Canada Director General Public Services Johanna Smith...

Session on Domestic Violence (in Japanese)

Organizers:  Jamsnetcanada, NAJC Do you think you know!?  What is DV (Domestic Violence)? Saturday June 19, 2021 19:00-20:00 ET (Ontario time) Free, Canada wide Contents:  What is DV? DV accusers characteristics DV victims characteristics What to do? Presenter:  Takanori Kuge Ontario certified psychotherapist, M.A.(counseling) Since 2006, working as counselor/psychotherapist at Japanese Social Services (JSS), non...Continue reading

Learn About the Anglican Healing Fund

In response to our community consultations held in Vancouver, Lethbridge, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa & Montréal, the Japanese Canadian Working Group will introduce the Anglican Healing Fund Supporting survivors and families affected by GG Nakayama’s Clergy Sexual Abuse Come learn about Counselling and Education Grants. Survivors, their families and supporters, and members of the public all welcome. Saturday, 26 June,...Continue reading

Re-discover the stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey BC

Four years after Discover the Stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey took place in 2017, another gathering took place in 2021 to re-discover the stories and share more stories of Japanese Canadian pioneer settlers in Surrey BC. Surrey’s first Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, who co-hosted the 2017 event shared her newest poetry. Ryan Gallagher...Continue reading

Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) Human Rights Committee presents Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi Courage & Community, A North American Hero, an online tribute held March 25, 2021. Event guests: Jeanne Sakata, author of Hold These Truths, a play about Gordon Hirabayashi, and Matt Miwa of The Tashme Project, who read from the play. Greg Robinson,...Continue reading

NAJC Endowment Fund Info Session

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) Endowment Fund Information Session was held on April 27, 2021, and included an opportunity to ask questions. Watch the session below. The deadline for the NAJC Endowment Fund applications is June 30, 2021. For more information, click here. The Endowment Fund of the National Association of Japanese Canadians...

Canada-Wide Paueru Mashup

Contemporary Community Dance for Celebrating Japanese Culture Greetings, Courtesy of the 45th Powell Street Festival, I would like to  invite everyone  across the country to learn the Paueru Mashup, a taiko flashmob work that encapsulates the festival! It’s a community dance that we can all learn and perform together one day! Learn the dance and...Continue reading

NAJC celebrates National Canadian Film Day with Obachan’s Garden

National Association of Japanese Canadians celebrated National Canadian Film Day with a screening of Obachan’s Garden on April 21, 2021. Filmmaker Linda Ohama shared stories and answered questions in a Q&A session after the screening. Participants shared how this powerful film captured their hearts and the timeless quality of the film can still engage, inspire and...Continue reading

Let’s learn about COVID vaccine in Japanese

JAMSNET Canada is hosting an online workshop for “Let’s learn about COVID vaccine in Japanese” on Saturday, May 1 Japanese RN and NPs will break down COVID vaccine information from Canadian government into easy-to-understand Japanese. To attend, please register through JAMSNET Canada website or the registration page by April 28. A webinar link will be sent by e-mail on...Continue reading

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