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Preparing the “ghost towns” for Japanese Canadian families in 1942

Ken Adachi in his book, The Enemy That Never Was, described how advance parties of Nisei and Issei men were sent to the interior...

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NAJC President’s Message – May 2022

by Lorene Oikawa May is Asian Heritage Month. Another opportunity to share our stories and to learn about other Asian cultures in East Asia,...

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Asian Heritage Month Screening

May is Asian Heritage Month. As part of explorASIAN, the National Association of Japanese Canadians is hosting an online screening of Migration + Resilience...

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Remembering Norman Mineta

The NAJC heard the sad news that Norman Mineta died. He was the first Asian American cabinet member who served both President Bill Clinton...

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GVJCCA Commends BC’s Anti-Racism Data Legislation

Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) Commends BC’s Anti-Racism Data Legislation Introduced May 2, 2022 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, May 2, 2022 The...

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Terumi Kuwada Shares Her Family Story

Terumi Kuwada, a Past President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, shares her family story for the 80th Anniversary of Internment. As we...

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Anglican Healing Fund for Japanese Canadians – Online National Outreach Meeting

Join an online 90-minute information and outreach session on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 11am PT At this meeting we will be speaking about our...

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Wednesday is National Canadian Film Day!

NAJC is again hosting the annual National Canadian Film Day and celebrating Canadian film. This year we are highlighting an Indigenous film, Falls Around...

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NAJC President’s Message – April 2022

By Lorene Oikawa April showers are here, but on the west coast we are also deluged by blossoms. Don’t hate us. It is also...

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Connie Kadota shares her family story

We asked Connie Kadota, sansei, third generation Japanese Canadian, filmmaker, retired educator to share her family story for the 80th anniversary of Incarceration and...

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Terumi Kuwada Reflects on the 2022 Anniversaries for NAJC

National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) President Lorene Oikawa met up with Terumi Kuwada at the Museum of Surrey (MOS). The MOS current exhibit,...

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80th Anniversary of Internment – March 16, 1942

March 16, 1942. First arrivals at Vancouver’s Hastings Park Manning Pool. All Japanese Canadian mail is censored from this date. About 8,000 Japanese Canadians,...

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Steveston Japanese Canadian Recipes with Kelvin Higo

Steveston Japanese Canadian Recipes with Kelvin Higo Saturday March 26 Zoom online session   National Association of Japanese Canadians welcomes Kelvin Higo to discuss...

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NAJC President’s Message – March 2022

by Lorene Oikawa I received a copy of a photo “Commemoration of the Year 1940, Delta, East-Richmond, Surrey Chapter of the Japanese Canadian Citizens...

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80th Anniversary of Internment – March 4, 1942

March 4, 1942 Under Order-In-Council P.C. 1665 Japanese Canadians are ordered to turn over property and belongings to the Custodian of Enemy Alien Property...

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Endowment Fund Info session

Have a creative story to share? Aiming to reach that higher level of achievement in sports, education or the arts? Join a one-hour online...

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NAJC/NJCCA 75 Years – We Stand on Their Shoulders

75th Anniversary Human Rights Symposium and Dinner The National Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (NJCCA) was established in 1947 by Roger Obata, along with nisei leaders...

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The Vow From Hiroshima

The Vow From Hiroshima A documentary portrait plus Q&A with Setsuko Thurlow Sunday, March 6, 2022 Pacific 11am  |  Mountain 12noon |  Central  1pm  |  Eastern 2pm REGISTER...

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CRRF to Host National Online Youth Roundtable

As part of our continued commitment to pursuing equity, fairness, social justice, and systemic change, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is excited to announce...

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80th Anniversary of Internment – February 7, 1942

February 7, 1942 All male Japanese Canadian citizens between the ages of 18 and 45 are ordered to be removed from a 100-mile-wide zone...

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NAJC President’s Message – February 2022

by Lorene Oikawa I had my president’s message written and then I was hit with some sad news. Tatsuo Kage is gone. I would...

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Seeking Individual to sit on BC Government Multicultural Advisory Council

As part of ongoing engagement we are having with the NAJC BC Redress team on Japanese Canadian Redress, the BC Government wishes to invite...

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80th Anniversary of Internment – January 16, 1942

  January 16, 1942 Order-In-Council P.C. 365 creates a 100-mile “protected area” on the coast of British Columbia from which male enemy aliens are...

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NAJC President’s Message – January 2022

The year of the tiger has started with some extreme cold weather in the west with the Arctic chill spreading across Canada. Southern Ontario...

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