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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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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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NAJC Young Leaders Fund Application Available

NAJC Young Leaders Fund Application Now Available The Young Leaders Committee (YLC) of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) was established in 2014...

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NAJC Condemns the Rise of Anti-Semitism

NAJC Condemns Attacks Against Jewish Centres in Canada & United States

NAJC Condemns the Rise of Anti-Semitism in North America 1.  Time for Action The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) joins all Canadians who...

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A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

A Lecture by Dr. Asato Ikeda @ Chang Yu Tung East Asian Library at U of T, October 12, 2016 by David Fujino On...

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Terry Watada

A Bright Spot

By Terry Watada Friends and family have recently noted that my columns seem to despair of the present. And who has a better right?...

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David Fujino

PERFIDIA by James Ellroy

PERFIDIA by James Ellroy Alfred A. Knopf, 692 pages, 2014 by David Fujino It’s December 6, 1941 — America is on the brink of...

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NAJC Condemns the Violent Attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) joins members of our community who have been shaken by the violent attack at the Centre Culturel...

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Terry Watada

Nikkei Dynasties of Art

By Terry Watada Linda and Walter Ohama, sister and brother, were born and raised on a potato farm in Rainier, Alberta. Linda is an...

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Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship

The National Association of Japanese Canadians and the Landscapes of Injustice Partnership Project are proud to jointly announce the: “HIDE HYODO-SHIMIZU RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP” Valued...

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Terry Watada

2017: the Years of the Gun

By Terry Watada The Toronto summer of 2005 was the so-called “Summer of the Gun”. 52 were shot dead. By June 2016, the number...

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David Fujino

ACE-K at Buskerfest 2016

Woodbine Park, September 4, 2016 by David Fujino “Like a ninja, ACE-K’s moves are swift and precise. His jaw-dropping routine will amaze crowds with...

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Jump to Dream 2016 Book Project, Sendai, Japan

Hello everyone, I am currently a JET Programme Assistant Language Teacher here in Sendai. I would like to present the National Association of Japanese...

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NAJC Statement – U.S. Election and Racist Acts in Canada

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and Japanese Canadians join with Japanese Americans and allies who are denouncing the racist acts and rhetoric...

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Bill 79 Day to Commemorate the Nanjing Massacre

December 7, 2016 Premier Kathleen Wynne Constituency Office 795 Eglinton Ave East. Unit 101 Toronto, Ontario M4G 4E4 Dear Premier Wynne Re: MPP Soo...

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NAJC COMMUNITY RENEWAL FUND RECIPIENTS

By Art Miki, Chair The mandate of the Community Renewal Fund (CRF) Committee is to respond to the request of NAJC Full Member organizations...

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Terry Watada

2017: It’s an alien world

By Terry Watada It’s the end of 2016 and I find myself in an increasingly alien world. Everyone has a smart phone and developing...

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A Call to the Government of British Columbia

“Seventy Five Years is Long Enough” a working paper by Dr. John Price, University of Victoria Centre for Asia Pacific Migration and Mobility Program...

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Tokyo Grill

Japanese Restaurant 582 Yonge St., Toronto 416 968-7054 by David Fujino   It’s a hole in the wall — or how about a narrow...

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Lest We Forget

At the September Calgary AGM, the National Association of Japanese Canadians celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Nikkei Volunteers of World War I and...

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Anne Shaw

NAJC Suzuka Scholarship Winner Anne Shaw

Konnichiwa from Suzuka University in Mie, Japan. Let’s start with a little of my backstory. I’m Anne a second generation Japanese Canadian who at...

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