National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Orange Shirt Day A day to listen, learn, honour, reflect, and then take action. Learn about the 94 Calls to Action. Need to talk? The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-7. Call toll-free at 1-866-925-4419.

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 live screenings, we are proud to continue this cinematic tradition once again this year online for...Continue reading

National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: Building Solidarities

National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: Building Solidarities Virtual Forum November 9 and 10, 2021   Members of the NAJC Human Rights Committee will be attending and participating in the two-day event. Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi will be part of a group providing brief Closing Remarks and Reflections on Tuesday 4pm (PST) | 5pm (MST) | 6pm (CST) | 7pm (EST)...

Orange Shirt Day | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In response to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 80 the Canadian government has designated September 30, informally known as Orange Shirt Day, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The importance of this day could not be clearer as Canadians grapple with the discoveries of unmarked graves around former residential school sites. A reality...

NAJC President’s Message – May 2021

The National Association of Japanese Canadians, since its inception in 1947, has focused on the needs and concerns of the Japanese Canadian community including our work on addressing racial discrimination so that we have a safe, inclusive society for all.Continue reading

Province takes step to acknowledge historical wrongs against Japanese Canadians

  Read the Press Release Watch the News Conference The Province of British Columbia is providing the Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society with $2 million as part of its commitment to honour the traumatic internment of almost 22,000 Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War.  “This government acknowledges the role that it played in...

Call out for Japanese Canadian artists to participate in Japanese American virtual pilgrimage

Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage On-line programming is being planned to actively memorialize the history of Japanese incarceration during World War II, a way to celebrate the history, diversity, strength, and vibrancy of the Nikkei community. Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages ( is going digital due to the cancellation of annual pilgrimages to sites of wartime...Continue reading

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Racism Linked to COVID-19

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is hearing stories from across our communities of anti-Asian racism related to COVID-19. In response to this, the NAJC has released the statement below. The NAJC’s Human Rights Committee is now collecting these stories, in order to assess needs, raise awareness, and respond. We encourage you to fill...Continue reading

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