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

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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Mata Ashita intergenerational writing circle

Mata Ashita is an intergenerational writing circle for Japanese Canadians and a space for connection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting January 9 and continuing on the first Saturday of each month in Spring and Summer 2021, Mata Ashita will...

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

Archived Content

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

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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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. 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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Burning Province

The TORONTO NAJC presents Burning Province Poems, plays & prose in a time of a pandemic and protests Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:30 – 8:30pm EDT REGISTRATION Introducing poet Michael Prior currently living in St. Paul (Twin Cities), Minnesota...

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NAJC Mask-making Workshop

Skip the controversy of wearing masks. Covid has brought masks into the mainstream as an essential wardrobe item. Join costume designer, poet, woman of theatre Laura Fukumoto for a fun and engaging mask-making workshop and learn to make your...

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TADAIMA! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage

Tadaima! is a collaborative undertaking that brings together representatives from many different parts of the Nikkei community, including Canadians, as well as scholars, artists, and educators committed to actively memorializing the history of Japanese  American incarceration during WWII.  ...

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Virtual Session: Racism with Judge Maryka Omatsu

Saturday June 20, 2020. 6:30pm CDT

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NAJC Chats with John Endo Greenaway

Thursday June 18, 2020. 7pm PST.

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Webinar: Asian Heritage Month

May 26, 2020. 6:30pm CDT.

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