The NAJC (National Association of Japanese Canadians) will be holding a video conference on the topic of New Immigrants on Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00 pm EST. At the meeting, we hope to discuss the needs of new immigrants in Canada. The facilitator will be Takashi Ohki, former NAJC Treasurer.
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The NAJC (National Association of Japanese Canadians) has recently started Facebook and Twitter! Like or follow them to get updates on the website.
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The NAJC (National Association of Japanese Canadians) is seeking a candidate for the position of Administrator who will report to the Executive Director. Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 by 2:30 pm CST
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Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
88 West Pender Street, 3rd Floor, Vancouver
Kabuki Theatre in high definition on the big screen. Direct from Japan – Subtitled in English.Details, synopsis, trailer, and tickets can be found here.
Consul-General Asako Okai, and 7 Potatoes Treasurer Toshi Serjeant.
The Kumamoto prefectural government’s English donation site:
After the devastation in Japan from the tsunami of March 11, 2011, many individuals and nations around the world offered support in a variety of ways to help Japan cope and recover. A man by the name of Ryo Ambe from Saitama, Japan was so touched by the outpouring of generosity that he chose to ride his bicycle across Canada and the USA as an expression of gratitude. He passed through Nanaimo twice and each time we made sure to give him the welcome he deserved and gave him an opportunity to tell us the story of his travels. Saitama city is Nanaimo’s sister city and so we felt a very special connection to Ryo.Below is a thank you letter from the mayor of Soma City in Japan thanking Seven Potatoes for its generous donation used to help the children affected by the tsunami in their city. To read the letter in full, please click on the image below. Additionally, refer to the Youtube video of the CTV newscast from September 2011 describing his journey, “Japanese Cyclist Crosses Canada”.
In 1996, the cities of Nanaimo, B.C., Canada and Iwatsuki City, Japan became sister cities. It is considered a Friendship City Affiliation. In 2005, Iwatsuki City merged with Saitama City. The Mejiro University, located in the Iwatsuki area has a long and active relationship with Vancouver Island University. Saitama’s population is approximately 1.2 million whereas Nanaimo’s population is approximately 80,000.In 2011, the City of Nanaimo hosted a delegation from Saitama City. 7 Potatoes’ President Eiko Eby and Secretary Yuho Okada were part of the hosting group. A few ceremonial speeches were made, some exchange of gifts, and a lovely lunch at the Conference Centre. Pictured below are the mayors of Nanaimo and Saitama exchanging gifts and re-confirming their commitment to each other.