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JC Legacies Monument Database Project

A monument in Victoria, the province’s Capital, is being planned to honour all Japanese Canadians who were uprooted, dispossessed, interned, and displaced in the 1940s. The research to gather names is taking place at the University of Victoria and will be completed by January 31 2024, under the guidance of Project Director, Michael Abe. The...Continue reading

The January 1st earthquake and the tragic crash on January 2nd

The NAJC was shocked at the news of the January 1st earthquake in the Ishikawa Prefecture and the January 2nd tragic crash at Haneda airport. This is the time when most of us are with family and friends and enjoying special Japanese food and traditions. We offer our support and are hoping for the best. We encourage...Continue reading

Now available from the NAJC – Gaman – Perseverance (Talon Books)

Now available from the National Association of Japanese Canadians – Gaman – Perseverance (Talon Books) Japanese Canadians’ Journey to Justice By Art Miki   This revealing memoir by the former president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians describes the long journey towards resolution for the historic injustice that deprived Japanese Canadians of their basic human...Continue reading

Free NAJC Film Festival Screening

November is labour film month. NAJC is happy to host the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF) in its 15th year of providing inspiring films about workers from the world. CLiFF holds free screenings across Canada and pays fees to the filmmakers. [Added on November 22, 2023] One more free screening on Saturday November 25....

NAJC Condemns the Rise of Anti-Semitism

Open Letter from the Japanese Canadian Community

Open Letter from the Japanese Canadian Community: Urgent Call for an End to the Deadly Israel-Palestine Conflict November 17, 2023 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Via Email Dear Prime Minister and Ministers: Open Letter...Continue reading

Film presentation – HOLD THESE TRUTHS

You are invited to attend the screening of the film Hold These Truths, The Gordon Hirabayashi Story. Edmonton Sun Dec 3, 2023, 7–9 pm Telus International Centre, University of Alberta, Room 134 11104 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0X8 Register for Edmonton >> Calgary Tue Dec 5, 2023, 6–9 pm Calgary Nikkei Cultural &...

Art Miki Book Launch

McNally Robinson Booksellers Art Miki celebrates the launch of Garman Perseverance – Japanese Canadians’ Journey to Justice Hosted by Terry MacLeod Wednesday November 22, 7:00 pm Hybrid event presented live in the Atrium at McNally Robinson, Grant Park. It will also streamed live on YouTube. Arrive early to be assured of seat. Please visit the...

Intergenerational Wellness Deadline Extended

Intergenerational Wellness deadline extended to December 15 Okano and Murakami families, Salt Spring Island, circa 1930s. Salt Spring Island Archives. Intergenerational Wellness for families & groups Applications close December 15, 2023  Results out January 30, 2024 Intergenerational Wellness serves families and groups, providing funding to heal the intergenerational impacts that BC government actions in the...

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