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.


Free Screening: The Nature of David Suzuki

LEGACIES – The Nature of David Suzuki  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 Pacific 5:30 PM | Mountain 6:30 PM | Central 7:30 PM | Eastern 8:30 PM REGISTRATION Dear Friends, To mark the eve of United Nations Human Rights...


Online Japanese Film Festival

39th Japanese Film Festival – Free Online Screenings One of the Canadian Film Institute’s longest-running annual festivals, the Japanese Film Festival, has, for almost four decades, showcased the best in contemporary filmmaking in Japan. Despite the continued challenges to hosting...


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


NAJC Hosts Free Films at CLiFF

On November 19, NAJC is hosting free film screenings part of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF). For 13 years, CLiFF has presented films about workers from around the world. Our annual participation in this film festival continues...


Stories of Japanese Picture Brides in Canada

We welcome you to learn, share, and talk about Japanese picture brides who settled in Canada.


“A Taste of Omatsuri” – A Virtual Event

A Taste of Omatsuri will be a 90-minute online presentation celebrating Japanese and Japanese-Canadian culture.


LOI Research Database and Family Story Sharing

On July 30, 2021, NAJC co-hosted with Landscapes of Injustice (LOI) and in association with Powell Street Festival, an online session, LOI Research Database and Family Story Sharing. LOI Project Manager Michael Abe and NAJC President Lorene Oikawa welcomed...


Session on Domestic Violence (in Japanese)

Organizers:  Jamsnetcanada, NAJC Do you think you know!?  What is DV (Domestic Violence)? Saturday June 19, 2021 19:00-20:00 ET (Ontario time) Free, Canada wide Contents:  What is DV? DV accusers characteristics DV victims characteristics What to do? Presenter:  Takanori...


Learn About the Anglican Healing Fund

In response to our community consultations held in Vancouver, Lethbridge, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa & Montréal, the Japanese Canadian Working Group will introduce the Anglican Healing Fund Supporting survivors and families affected by GG Nakayama’s Clergy Sexual Abuse Come learn about Counselling and...


Re-discover the stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey BC

Four years after Discover the Stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey took place in 2017, another gathering took place in 2021 to re-discover the stories and share more stories of Japanese Canadian pioneer settlers in Surrey BC. Surrey’s first...


Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) Human Rights Committee presents Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi Courage & Community, A North American Hero, an online tribute held March 25, 2021. Event guests: Jeanne Sakata, author of Hold These Truths, a play about...


NAJC Endowment Fund Info Session

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) Endowment Fund Information Session was held on April 27, 2021, and included an opportunity to ask questions. Watch the session below. The deadline for the NAJC Endowment Fund applications is June 30,...


Canada-Wide Paueru Mashup

Contemporary Community Dance for Celebrating Japanese Culture Greetings, Courtesy of the 45th Powell Street Festival, I would like to  invite everyone  across the country to learn the Paueru Mashup, a taiko flashmob work that encapsulates the festival! It’s a...


NAJC celebrates National Canadian Film Day with Obachan’s Garden

National Association of Japanese Canadians celebrated National Canadian Film Day with a screening of Obachan’s Garden on April 21, 2021. Filmmaker Linda Ohama shared stories and answered questions in a Q&A session after the screening. Participants shared how this...


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...