NAJC Endowment Fund : Apply by March 31, 2024

Empower Japanese Canadian Culture & Community! The 1988 Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement lives on, enhancing our community through the NAJC Endowment Fund. This is your chance to contribute and grow in education, sports, arts, and cultural preservation. Apply by March 31, 2024! Cultural Development Fund: Up to $5,000 for projects celebrating our heritage. A unique...

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OPEN HOUSE: NAJC Human Rights Committee

Wednesday, March 6th  4:30-6pm PST / 5:30pm-7pm MST / 6:30pm-8pm CST / 7:30pm-9pm EST Online by zoom. REGISTER HERE: Do you have questions about the NAJC’s programming around human rights? Do you have ideas about what the Japanese-Canadian community could be working on to advance human rights? The Human Rights Committee wants to connect...Continue reading


We currently have openings to serve as an adjudicator on the NAJC Endowment Funds committee.   NAJC Endowment Funds The NAJC Endowment Funds were created when the Japanese Canadian Redress Foundation entrusted the NAJC to administer a Sports, Education, Arts Development (SEAD) and Cultural Development (CD) Program. It is the intent of the Redress Foundation...Continue reading

The Story of Cumberland and Royston

In 2024, the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is looking at geographic locations where Japanese Canadians lived after migrating to Canada, since the 1800s, and where they were interned/incarcerated in 1942. The Story of Cumberland and Royston By Lorene Oikawa, Past President NAJC   In the sweep of the eastern shoreline of Vancouver Island...Continue reading

Call for Participants in the Amplifying Voices

Call for Participants in the Amplifying Voices – Surrey Archives Oral History Project. Interviewees and Interviewers are needed. See the information in the posted Call for Participants.   How to Apply: in an email, please submit the information in the “Call for Participants Interviewees and interviewers” to the City of Surrey Archives at with...Continue reading

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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

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