Online Programs

We know it’s been a challenge to connect during this COVID-19 pandemic and the National Association of Japanese Canadians has responded with an increase in our online programming. Thank you to those of you who have already joined in our virtual “chat” sessions with some of our community members. To make it easier to find our programming, we’ve set up this new site. We will post our NAJC events, events where you can meet us, and also, our member organizations’ online events.

Upcoming

Let’s learn about COVID vaccine in Japanese

JAMSNET Canada is hosting an online workshop for “Let’s learn about COVID vaccine in Japanese” on Saturday, May 1 Japanese RN and NPs will break down COVID vaccine information from Canadian government into easy-to-understand Japanese. To attend, please register...

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NAJC Ijyusha Outreach Project – In Japanese

カナダ生活において、文化や価値観の違い、言葉の壁、子育て、国際結婚、地域社会との関わり合い、就職活動、精神衛生 (メンタルヘルス)、人種差別,  等の困難に直面されたことはありますか?

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Mata Ashita intergenerational writing circle

Ongoing series: First Saturday of each month.

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Greater Vancouver JCCA Antiracism Workshops

Ongoing Series: February 13 | March 13 | April 10 | May 15

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Safe At Home – Spirit of Japanese Canadians in Manitoba Zoom Series

Ongoing series. Visit  jcamwpg.ca for details.

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Please enjoy these archived recordings and interview from previous online sessions.

Archived Content

NAJC In Conversation Series #1

Join dance theatre artist Kunji Ikeda and a group of next generation JC artists on a dialogue on their political and artistic identity as Japanese Canadians and how they engage with the community. Panel discussion followed by Q&A session.

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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, and was live-streamed. You can watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/yjo6lWQi2_E Descendants of Japanese Canadian First World...

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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 Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society were not able to hold their annual Japanese Cultural Fair, which...

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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 social distancing and trying to stay home as much as possible. We’ll share some of...

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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 as a court reporter covering the northern half of B.C. Street names became character names...

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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. Including chapters by 11 authors, this book reinterprets the uprooting of Japanese Canadians by focusing...

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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 has centered his practice on the art of storytelling. In this session he will discuss...

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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 and Indigenous peoples for justice and equity for all people. Both Indigenous and Japanese Canadian...

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NAJC Chats with Michael Abe

May 31, 2020. 4pm PDT.

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NAJC Chats with Michael Abe

May 27, 2020. 7pm PDT.

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NAJC Chats


Past

Freedom Day Celebration

Freedom Day Celebration Thursday, April 1, 2021 4pm PDT | 5pm MDT | 6pm CDT | 7pm EDT The Toronto NAJC Board of Directors invites Japanese Canadians from across Canada to a community event geared towards intergenerational engagement and conversation. The starting...

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In Conversation with: Terry Watada

Saturday, March 13

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Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi

Thursday, March 25

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In Conversation with: Grace Eiko Thomson

Saturday, March 27

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Privilege & Oppression: a Japanese Canadian Conversation

NAJC YLC Zoom Session – Privilege and Oppression:  a Japanese Canadian Conversation Sponsored by NAJC’s Young Leaders Committee THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021 8pm to 10pm EST (5pm PST/6pm MST/7pm CST) Intersecting identities of gender, race, and sexuality can influence how...

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NAJC In Conversation Series #1

Join dance theatre artist Kunji Ikeda and a group of next generation JC artists on a dialogue on their political and artistic identity as Japanese Canadians and how they engage with the community. Panel discussion followed by Q&A session.

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Virtual Tour of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School

Sponsored by the NAJC Human Rights Committee Sunday, February 21, 2021 3pm to 4:30pm EST  (12noon PST | 1pm MST | 2pm CST) The NAJC Human Rights Committee is sponsoring a 1-hour Virtual Tour of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential...

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A Question of Loyalty – online presentation

A QUESTION OF LOYALTY Questions 27 and 28 Presentation & Discussion Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7pm – 8:30pm EST Insights into the Japanese American experience during World War Two and a discussion about the differences between the treatment of...

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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 & A, and Discussions Tuesday January 12, 2021, 6:00 to 7:30pm Yukon time 5 PM PST/6...

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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 of workers from around the world to you. CLIFF) is celebrating its 12th year by...

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

Sunday, October 4, 2020

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