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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...

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Changing Tides: Vanishing Voices of Nikkei Fishermen and Their Families wins Roderick Haig-Brown BC Book Prize

Changing Tides: Vanishing Voices of Nikkei Fishermen and Their Families has won the Roderick Haig-Brown BC Book Prize for “contributing the most to the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Introducing: Executive Director Kevin Okabe

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Okabe as the new Executive Director, effective May 1,...

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Victoria News

Dr. Pamela Sugiman PhD. Lecture at the Royal BC Museum By Roy Katsuyama On January 28, 2018, Dr. Pamela Sugiman presented a lecture about the...

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Hamilton News

Japanese aesthetics and approaches to everyday life are apparent in the Japanese subconscious. We as Japanese Canadians are are also affected by these aesthetics...

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CJCA and GVJCCA Celebrate National Canadian Film Day

CALGARY CJCA is once again participating in National Canadian Film Day. Please come and join us on the weekend of April 14 and 15....

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Midi Onodera wins Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced that Midi Onodera is among this year’s winners of the $25,000 Governor General’s Awards in Visual...

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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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