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Revisiting Japanese Canadian Redress:
Conference on the 30th Anniversary of the Agreement


The Ottawa Japanese Community Association (OJCA), in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada (LAC), invites you to a conference to mark the 30th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement, a historic landmark in the evolution of human rights in Canada.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Guest speakers include Art Miki and Ted Itani.

OJCA members will be able to register in advance at the end of August on the LAC website.

Revisiting Japanese Canadian Redress is made possible in part through the support of the Community Development Fund of the National Association of Japanese Canadians.

Stay tuned for more information!

Eitetsu Hayashi Japanese Taiko Drum Concert

Hosted by the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa

Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Time: 2 PM - 4 PM
Location: Canadian Museum of History
Tickets: $20 at EventBrite

Interested in the dynamic movements and powerful rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming? In celebration of the 90th anniversary of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations, acclaimed Japanese Taiko master Eitetsu Hayashi will be performing in the National Capital Region this summer. Mr. Hayashi was a founding member and top player for prominent Taiko groups "Sado-Ondekoza" and "Kodo" before he began a solo career that has taken him around the world. Come and join us for an energetic and heart-pounding live Taiko performance!

About Eitetsu Hayashi

Eitestu Hayashi is Japan's premier solo Taiko drummer. Born in Hiroshima, he started his Taiko career as a founding member and premier performer of the world-renowned groups "Sado Ondekoza" and "Kodo". After leading these companies for eleven years, he began a solo career in 1982. In 1984, Hayashi made his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra. Since then, his career has frequently taken him around the world, across five continents. He has appeared with top orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony. Hayashi received Japan's prestigious 47th Education Minister's Art Encouragement Prize in 1997, and the 8th Award for Promotion of Traditional Japanese Culture from the Japan Arts Foundation in 2001.

Eitetsu Fu-un no Kai

This group is made up of top young Taiko drummers whose performances resonate with Eitetsu Hayashi's music. Since the group was founded in 1995, its overwhelming power and live performances have elicited a strong response around the world. They have participated in Hayashi's acoustic as well as ensemble tours. In addition, the members each pursue their own careers as a unit or as soloists.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the Japanese Embassy at with any questions.

Presented By

The Japanese Embassy in partnership with the Japan Foundation, Canadian Museum of History, Oto-Wa Taiko, and the Ottawa Japanese Community Association.

NAJC2017 - success!

NAJC2017 took place September 23-24, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History, in Gatineau, QC. The sold-out Conference and Gala Dinner, organized by the OJCA/OJCC on behalf of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, complemented the NAJC's Annual General Meeting. NAJC2017 attracted close to 150 participants to the Conference, and over 175 to the Gala Dinner.

The OJCA/OJCC wishes to acknowledge and thank the outstanding contributions of its many generous sponsors and local volunteers, without whom NAJC2017 would not have been possible. Arigato gozaimashita!

NAJC2017 Major Sponsors

NAJC2017 Sponsors (in alphabetical order)

NAJC2017 Silent Auction contributors (in alphabetical order)

Other Donors