Online Japanese College Fair Fall 2023

This is an announcement for the “Online Japanese College Fair Fall 2023” to be held November 14-16. This fair will feature 19 universities that welcome international students. Some of the leading universities participating in the fair include Sophia University, International Christian University (ICU), Keio University, and the University of Tsukuba. These universities are top ranked...

Community Project Grant – Vimy Inspires Tomorrow

Do you know a young person who is making a difference in the community?  Vimy Inspires Tomorrow is a history-based leadership program for youth in Canada, ages 13-17. It is designed to encourage youth to develop leadership skills that they can use to make a positive impact in their communities. Youth who complete the program are eligible...Continue reading

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day Wed June 21   The National Association of Japanese Canadians joins Indigenous Peoples on this 2023 National Indigenous Peoples Day in solidarity. We commit to reconciliation. We will learn about the history of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As noted in their final...

Highlights of June Dates in Japanese Canadian History

NAJC Message, June 2023

Highlights of June Dates in Japanese Canadian History By Lorene Oikawa, Past President NAJC   In 2023, the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is reviewing the highlights of dates for each month, from the period 1941 to 1949. We are looking at the actions of government and the impact on Japanese Canadians. 1942 June...

International Day of Nikkei

International Day of Nikkei

June 20th is the International Day of Nikkei. The day was declared at the 59th Convention of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad held in Hawaii to promote collaboration among Nikkei around the world. June 20, 1868 is the day that the “Gannenmono” the first immigrants from Japan landed in Hawaii. Nikkei commonly refers to people of Japanese ancestry who...Continue reading

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It commemorates the day when the police killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa. We remember the history of hate. However, this hatred is not just in the past: racism has not been...

Paul Kariya Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Paul Kariya to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame The National Association of Japanese Canadians and its 17-member organization sends its congratulations to Vancouver born Paul Kariya for being selected to The Hockey Hall of Fame. We are equally proud that Paul is the first inductee of Asian heritage and the first Japanese...Continue reading

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