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JCAY Live Zoom Event – On Being Yukiko – Meet the Authors

JCAY (Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon) invites you to: Meet the Authors at a Live Zoom Event with Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lillian Michiko Blakey Presentation, Q...

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Remembrance Day and Centenary of the Japanese Canadian Cenotaph 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony at the Japanese Canadian Cenotaph took place by invitation only on November 11, 2020,...

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Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society’s 21st Annual Japanese Cultural Fair – Virtual Edition

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of our member organizations to cancel major cultural celebrations that were planned in 2020. As an example, the...

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NAJC President’s Message – December 2020

When you are doing your holiday shopping, keep in mind local businesses in your community. Many are offering shop online and curbside pickups.

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Canadian Labour International Film Festival

The National Association of Japanese Canadians is hosting Canada’s national labour film festival, the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF). CLiFF brings the stories...

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NAJC President’s Message – November 2020

Remember that voting rights have not existed for everyone at the same time. In 1947, Chinese- and Indo-Canadians finally got the right to vote....

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Bitter Sweet Trail Screening and Discussion

Thank you for attending the premiere of the newly created documentary, Bitter Sweet Trail, on the Japanese Canadians and Alberta Sugar Beets. This documentary stems...

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Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society’s Virtual Japanese Cultural Fair

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of our member organizations to cancel major cultural celebrations that were planned in 2020. As an example, the...

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NAJC President’s Message – October 2020

The NAJC National Executive Board (NEB) is very grateful for our extended JC family, all of our member organizations and members, volunteers, and the...

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Federal funding to support community organizations addressing the impacts of the pandemic

NAJC has become aware of federal funding to support community organizations addressing the impacts of the pandemic. NAJC President Lorene Oikawa attended a meeting...

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NAJC Update

To the members of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, we would like to give you this update on things that have transpired over the...

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Toronto NAJC Launch of Digitized Book, Japanese Canadian Redress, The Toronto Story

Tuesday, September 22, 7pm EDT

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NAJC Chats with Steven Kariya

The National Association of Japanese Canadians has been checking in with some members of the Japanese Canadian community during this time when we’ve been...

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NAJC Chats with RM Greenaway

RM began writing crime fiction in a blizzard. She was on a Greyhound bus, travelling northbound from Smithers to Prince Rupert, on the job...

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Free online session: Impacts of COVID-19 on people with dementia and their families

Sunday, October 4, 2020

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NAJC President’s Message – September 2020

We need the schools to have safe processes in place and we need students to have access to the valuable learning and socialization they...

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Free online Japanese Language session: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadian families and children

Thursday, September 10, 7pm Eastern Time

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Landscapes of Injustice Book Launch

Landscapes of Injustice is pleased to announce the release of Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians....

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BC Redress Update

The NAJC is currently in talks with the BC provincial government to determine a set of legacy initiatives for the community. On July 9,...

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NAJC President’s Message – August 2020

by Lorene Oikawa One of the commemorative events we recognized this month is Hiroshima Day on August 6. It’s been 75 years since the...

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Free online masterclass with Tetsuro Shigematsu

The National Association of Japanese Canadians is pleased to present a masterclass with Tetsuro Shigematsu. Tetsuro is a writer, broadcaster, and theatre creator who...

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NAJC online session: Legacy of Canadian Redress

For Japanese Canadians, the legacy of Redress is to work towards the elimination of racial discrimination and intolerance, and work with other Canadian groups...

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NAJC President’s Message – July 2020

Your positive response to our online sessions is appreciated and we are continuing our online programming. It’s been a great way to connect during...

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The BC Government and the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians (1941–1949)

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) collaborated with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives to produce this publication which is a compilation of...

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