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NAJC President’s Message – April 2020

By Lorene Oikawa It’s only been a month since my last message, but it feels longer with the constant changes and news about the...

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NAJC President’s Message – March 2020

One of the messages I shared at Keirokai is the importance of sharing our stories. I urged everyone to document their family stories so...

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Toronto NAJC Freedom Day Luncheon

FREEDOM DAY 2020 A LUNCHEON  On April 1, 1986 a celebration of “Freedom Day” was held at Toronto City Hall.  This event commemorated April 1,...

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NAJC Statement Regarding Wet’suwet’en Territory

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is alarmed by recent RCMP incursions into the sovereign and unceded territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. We...

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2020 NAJC Endowment Funds Information

The National Association of Japanese Canadians would like to remind everyone that the annual deadline for applying for one of our Endowment Fund grants...

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Get Involved with your NAJC!

2020 may be the Year of the Rat, but it also signifies a year that will be chock full of activity for the NAJC!...

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Landscapes of Injustice Teacher Field School

This July you can attend a two-week field school that includes a 1-week tour of internment sites in British Columbia and 1-week of intensive...

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NAJC President’s Message – February 2020

This Year of the Rat sees the NAJC moving forward with great energy. We are continuing work on BC Redress to honour the 22,000...

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NAJC President’s Message – January 2020

The NAJC National Executive Board wish all the best for you and your loved ones in this New Year, 2020. It’s the year of...

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NAJC President’s Message – December 2019

During the community consultations, we heard from members of our community who experienced the discrimination, the uprooting, dispossession, and internment. At the live event,...

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NAJC Delivers Report to BC Government

Japanese Canadians Deliver BC Government Essential Actions for Rebuilding Community following Historic Wrongs of Internment A delegation from the National Association of Japanese Canadians...

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NAJC President’s Message – November 2019

I remember a grainy black and white photo of my uncle Buck in uniform in front of the cenotaph in Stanley Park with another...

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How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution

The Toronto NAJC presents: How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30-8:30pm Alumni Hall 400,...

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NAJC President’s Message – October 2019

COPANI XX was an opportunity to connect with Nikkei from other countries, learn about each other’s histories and current work, and also hear many...

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Japanese Canadians Respond to Maxime Bernier – September 26, 2019

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is deeply disturbed by the recent video posted by the People’s Party of Canada Facebook page on...

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NAJC statement re: offensive photos of Prime Minister

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) has become aware of offensive media that have recently surfaced of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. While these...

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NAJC President’s Message – September 2019

by Lorene Oikawa September always holds strong memories for me including starting a new school year, meeting old and new friends, and new learning....

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Remembering Gordon Kadota

by NAJC President Lorene Oikawa The NAJC received some very sad news from the Kadota family. Gordon Kadota, a former NAJC president, passed away...

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NAJC President’s Message – August 2019

by Lorene Oikawa We had a flurry of media interest in the BC Redress process. For the most up-to-date information about the community consultation...

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NAJC President’s Message – July 2019

by Lorene Oikawa I hope you have plans to enjoy the many events and festivals happening this summer and also include a bit of...

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NAJC BC Redress Consultation Update

NAJC Announces the Scheduling of Online and In-Person Consultations on BC Redress The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) consultations on BC Redress, funded...

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District of Tofino Apologizes for 1947 Discriminatory Motion

REPORT ON THE APOLOGY ISSUED BY THE DISTRICT OF TOFINO Report submitted by Keiko Miki, NAJC Vice President and Chair of NAJC Human Rights...

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NAJC President’s Message – June 2019

by Lorene Oikawa I am writing this message in Winnipeg where many events are taking place to mark the centenary of the 1919 Winnipeg...

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BC Redress

Over 60 years of racist legislation and discrimination in British Columbia (BC) culminated in the province’s critical role in the forced removal, internment, confiscation...

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