For the past 42 years, friends and family of the Japanese Canadian community in Ottawa have gathered at the OJCA-OJCC Mochitsuki to celebrate the upcoming New Year with food, activities and performances from local talent. Unfortunately, we must officially announce the cancellation of this year’s Mochitsuki due to the current COVID-19 situation.
We look forward to celebrating together with you next year! In the meantime, keep an eye on our Facebook page for fun holiday-themed content.
We hope that you are all coping under the current COVID-19 pandemic. The National Association of Japanese Canadians has incorporated new, on-line programming in this environment and is happy to invite you to join in one of our on-line, virtual “Chat” sessions with some of our community members.
April 23 at 10pm and April 26 at 7pm: Chat with John Ota – Architectural writer/designer/historian John Ota will share some fascinating stories, beautiful photos, and highlights from his new book, The Kitchen.
April 24 at 7pm: Chat with Jeff Chiba Stearns – Jeff Chiba Stearns is an Emmy nominated and Webby award-winning director and producer who has just launched his newest children’s book, Nori and His Delicious Dreams, which touches on food and culture.
Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa.
Date/Time: Thursday February 27th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM Place: The auditorium of the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa, 255 Sussex Dr.
You are cordially invited to attend the OJCA’s first Speaker Series lecture of the year featuring: Minister Akira Imamura, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Canada
Please join Minister Imamura and hear a lively presentation on current Japanese diplomacy and Japan-Canada relations. Discussion is encouraged, and Minister Imamura will draw upon a breadth of knowledge gained from his wide range of international postings and experience.
Topics to be covered include: Japan’s National Security Strategy, the current state of Japan-Canada relations, future perspectives on strengthening Japan-Canada relations and Japan’s vision of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.
Please R.S.V.P. to OJCA board member Matt Miwa by Wednesday February 26th: firstname.lastname@example.org Light refreshments will be provided care of the OJCA.