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7 Potatoes Society Funding report

The Central Vancouver Island Japanese Canadian Cultural Society (aka 7 Potatoes) received a Community Renewal grant. The grant helped us to purchase equipment, supplies,...

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Kayla Isomura: packing for unknown journeys

I was very curious how others would respond. I applied for the National Association of Japanese Canadians’ (NAJC) Young Leaders Fund to help support...

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Remembering the 1942 Japanese Canadian UBC Students

It is the 5th anniversary of the Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 1942 Japanese Canadian UBC students who were expelled in 1942. It’s also...

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2017 Ayukawa Commemorative Lecture

The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress: A Reflection/An Assessment. Presented by Dr. Roy Miki, Professor Emeritus (English) of Simon Fraser University.

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2017 – The Year in Review

2017 was a big year.  The NAJC continued to support an Endowment Fund with 12 approved projects (Culture Development – 11;  SEAD – 1)...

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Together at Omatsuri Festival 2017

“O Matsuri EH!” by Ted Wada Together, we have completed another very successful Japanese Festival, Omatsuri-2017. The August weather was perfect, the crowd was enthusiastic,...

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Remembrance Day Ceremony in Stanley Park

This year marks the 94th annual Remembrance Day ceremonies, and about 400 people attended the service, in spite of the threat of rain. It...

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2017 JCYLC a Great Success!!!

A huge thank you to all those who contributed to this year’s Young JC Leaders Conference! We had a wide variety of great conversations, thought...

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My Dinners with Jim

The last meal I shared with Jim Wong Chu was in 2016 at the Arisu Korean Restaurant at Bloor and Bathurst in Toronto’s Markham...

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Japanese Canadian Artist Directory

The NAJC has been keen to promote and preserve the legacy of the community, including the arts. Our goal is to enshrine the legacy...

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Powell Street Festival Photos

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Mass Consumerism: The Real Phantom Menace

by Terry Watada Editor’s note: While Terry is on his summer hiatus, we decided to look back on his nearly thirty years of writing...

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Winnipeg – Lanterns for Peace

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Memorial Park, Sunday, August 6 7:30pm. Lantern & Paper Crane Making 7:30-8:30pm. Official Ceremony 8:30pm. Launch of Lanterns 9:15pm.

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Nishga Girl Reinstalled in the Canadian Museum of History

On June 28th, 2017, the Nishga Girl gill net boat, owned by Hereditary Chief Harry Nyce and built by the late Japanese Canadian boat...

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JCAM Signs the Indigenous Accord

More than 80 groups gathered around the fire in Oodena Circle at the Forks in downtown Winnipeg in a partnership with the City of...

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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...

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The Ironies of Life

by Terry Watada Editor’s note: While Terry is on his summer hiatus, we decided to look back on his nearly thirty years of writing...

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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...

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If Tomorrow Comes

By Terry Watada 2017 is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese North American internment.  Much has been said about the experience in those years. ...

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David Fujino

David Kenji Fujino 1945 – 2017

The NAJC wishes to offer condolences to the family of David Kenji Fujino, professional actor (theatre, TV, film, video), published writer, artist, poet and...

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Terry Watada

Otera Dining

By Terry Watada Japan is full of odd and interesting restaurants serving outlandish and delicious food.  During my recent trip, I managed to seek...

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The Gilded Years book cover

Reviews & Opinions

– The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe Washington Square Press, 387 pages, 2016 – Loving, a film by Jeff Nichols, 2016 by David Fujino...

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Experiencing an Open Exchange through the NAJC Suzuka Scholarship

By Anne Nagaoka Shaw As the lucky recipient of the NAJC Suzuka Scholarship in 2016, my experience during the exchange in Japan was very...

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Terry Watada

The New Issei

By Terry Watada Last November/December, I found myself in Japan, enjoying the history, culture and, most of all, food.  One day, I picked up...

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