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The Landscapes of Injustice Project Fact Finding! by Pat Jetté March 4, 2018 – After 44 hours of non-stop snowfall we were glad to see that Mr. Michael Abe (Victoria) and Dr. Eric Adams (Edmonton) were able make it safely to the Centre to present their Landscapes of Injustice project recap. Michael is the ProjectContinue reading

Montreal Bulletin May Issue

Avant-Garde Japanese Band Delivers Powerful Soundtrack For Canadian Choreographer By Alan Itakura Group A is an avant-garde band that is usually slotted into the noise music category. It provided the heart-thumping musical score for Dana Gingras’ performance of “anOther” at Agora de la Danse recently. I interviewed the two members of Group A, Tommi TokyoContinue reading

Demographic Characteristics of Japanese Canadians in 2016

How big is the population of Japanese Canadians in Canada? The best source of information for this question is the Census of Population by Statistics Canada. The Census has been taken every five years and the latest Census was taken in 2016. In the Census, there has been a question regarding the ethnic origin ofContinue reading

When a Tree Falls

Grandfather’s Prince Rupert sakura legacy to live on in music by John Endo Greenaway  In 1909, Shotaro (Tom) Shimizu arrived in Prince Rupert, in northern British Columbia, having worked for two years on the railways in the United States after leaving his home in Nara, Japan. As the second son in his family, he feltContinue reading

One-Day Health Conference at Japan Foundation Toronto

The Medical Support Network in Canada will host the Health Conference for Japanese speaking community in Toronto. It will be designed to advance education and promote health by holding a series of lectures with the aim of increasing practical knowledge for the average Japanese in Toronto for prevention of illness, options for treatment, and howContinue reading

Japanese Canadian Memorial Garden & Signage Unveiling Event

Friday, May 11, 1:30pm Lillooet, BC In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Internment, Honourable Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, will be unveiling the second of seven Highway Legacy Signs for the Internment Site clusters and Roadcamps for the Self-supporting sites of East Lillooet, Bridge River, Minto, and McGillivray Falls.Continue reading

Ceremony Planned for Wartime Road Camps Signage Erected at Mount Robson

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC), BC Parks and the Columbia Basin Institute are pleased to invite you to attend the Yellowhead Blue River Highway Project’s signage dedication ceremony. Over the past three years, our organizations have worked hard to recognize the contributions Japanese Canadians made to the development of Canada’s highway and theContinue reading

NAJC meets BC Premier John Horgan regarding remediation and redress for the violation of citizenships rights of Japanese Canadians

An NAJC delegation led by President David Mitsui and representatives from the BC Member Organizations (Tsugio Kurushima – Victoria; Rick Ogasawara – Vernon; Lorene Oikawa – Vancouver; Eiko Eby – Nanaimo; George Uyeda – Kamloops) met with BC Premier John Horgan, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon, and the Executive Director of MulticulturalismContinue reading

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