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.


Asian Heritage Month Screening

May is Asian Heritage Month. As part of explorASIAN, the National Association of Japanese Canadians is hosting an online screening of Migration + Resilience = BC: An Untold History Friday, May 27, 2022 6pm Pacific | 7pm Mountain |...


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


Wednesday is National Canadian Film Day!

NAJC is again hosting the annual National Canadian Film Day and celebrating Canadian film. This year we are highlighting an Indigenous film, Falls Around Her. Join us on Wednesday April 20 at 5:30pm Pacific | 6:30pm Mountain | 7:30pm...


Steveston Japanese Canadian Recipes with Kelvin Higo

Steveston Japanese Canadian Recipes with Kelvin Higo Saturday March 26 Zoom online session   National Association of Japanese Canadians welcomes Kelvin Higo to discuss favourite Japanese Canadian recipes from Steveston. Kelvin has organized a collection of recipes for the...


NAJC/NJCCA 75 Years – We Stand on Their Shoulders

75th Anniversary Human Rights Symposium and Dinner The National Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (NJCCA) was established in 1947 by Roger Obata, along with nisei leaders from across Canada, at a conference held in Toronto on the Labour Day weekend. In...


The Vow From Hiroshima

The Vow From Hiroshima A documentary portrait plus Q&A with Setsuko Thurlow Sunday, March 6, 2022 Pacific 11am  |  Mountain 12noon |  Central  1pm  |  Eastern 2pm REGISTER To mark the week surrounding International Women’s Day the Toronto NAJC and NAJC Human Rights...


CRRF to Host National Online Youth Roundtable

As part of our continued commitment to pursuing equity, fairness, social justice, and systemic change, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is excited to announce that we will be holding a National Youth Roundtable on Saturday, March 5! Youth across...


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...


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...