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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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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The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is concerned about the proposed “Charter of Quebec Values” and in particular the measures to prohibit public servants from wearing conspicuous religious symbols.
Ken Noma, President of the NAJC stated that “We support the Quebec Government’s goal to defend equity between men and women and to encourage equity and harmonious relations among all peoples but we do not believe that the proposed ‘Charter of Quebec Values’ is the means to accomplish these goals.”
The NAJC sees this proposed Charter as a violation of human rights, which guarantees the rights to freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom to manifest one’s religion. We must remain open to the diversity of cultural and religious expression if we are to remain an open and welcoming Canada.
The National Association of Japanese Canadians celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement on September 22nd and with the acceptance of this agreement, our community made a tacit agreement to be vigilant in our commitment to the civil and human rights for all Canadians.
Ken Noma, President
National Association of Japanese Canadians