The National Association of Japanese Canadians is a non-profit incorporated community organization in Canada that represents the Japanese Canadian community. Formed in 1947, the NAJC focuses on human rights and community development.
The NAJC successfully negotiated the historic Redress Settlement on behalf of all Japanese Canadians who suffered injustices at the hands of their own government during and after World War II when they were dispossessed, forcibly relocated and interned. On September 22, 1988, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and NAJC President Art Miki signed the redress agreement acknowledging the wrongs committed against Japanese Canadians.
Friday, September 19th – Sunday, September 21st, 2014
The Japanese Canadians Young Leaders Conference (JCYLC) is a space for Japanese Canadian (JC) young people to remember the past, recognize the present, and reimagine the future of the JC community! By prioritizing dialogue and empowering young people through workshops, heritage tours, panels, and trans-generational discussion, the JCYLC offers a unique opportunity for young Japanese Canadians to develop, inspire, and lead nikkei communities across the country! Register today!
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In the rebranded Museum of Canadian History, a blessing ceremony for the gillnet boat Nishga Girl was held on August 20th. The boat, commissioned by Chief Harry Nyce, was built by the master builder Judo Tasaka. In an act of reconciliation, the Museum has invited members of Chief Nyce’s family, the Tasaka family and the NAJC to participate. Nishga Girl is currently in a temporary exhibit in the Southern Salon of the Museum and she will be moved into the main gallery when the Museum officially celebrates its new name in 2017.
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National Association of Japanese Canadians and Safeway Holidays present:
Ken Noma’s Hawai’i Heritage Tour
March 3-12, 2015
Big Island (Kailua-Kona & Hilo), Waikiki
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