Chef Tojo on local food, quinoa, and next year’s Foundation Gala!

Chef Hidekazu Tojo is restaurateur of none other than Tojo’s here in Vancouver. He left his home of Kagoshima, Japan in 1971 at the young age of 21, bound for Vancouver – and hasn’t left since. As a great supporter of Nikkei Place Foundation, Tojo recently hosted a special dinner for local philanthropist and CEO of Viva […]

Part of something greater

Meet Karah. “Feels Like Home” to her means feeling a communal belonging – where everyone can play a part and feel like they’re part of a greater family.

You are not alone.

Snapshots of Home: Meet Kazuko.

She is one of our dedicated volunteers in the Iki Iki dementia-friendly program at Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society.

An Evening to Remember: Community Awards Dinner 2017

Nikkei National Museum remembers the past and celebrates the present Thank you to everyone who joined us at Nikkei Place’s Community Awards + Fundraising Dinner presented by Canadian Tire on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017!        We recognized Kathy Shimizu for her outstanding community service, Katari Taiko for their cultural contributions, and Masako & Stan […]

Nikkei Seniors Health Care announces a $1 million gift from Jane Nimi in memory of Robert Nimi

Burnaby, BC  November 01, 2016 –Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society, is honoured to announce that it has received a $1 million gift from Jane Nimi, a long time supporter and volunteer in the Japanese Canadian community.  “This gift is in memory of my late husband Robert Nimi, he was dedicated to the care of seniors and wanted to see this happen during his lifetime.  Today, we are giving this gift of his dream to the Society” said Jane Nimi, wife of the late Robert Nimi.

Honouring Our People: Breaking the Silence

On three days in September 2009, families, friends, and survivors came together for the Honouring Our People: Stories of the Internment conference in Burnaby, BC. The conference paid tribute to the Japanese Canadians who experienced racism, alienation, betrayal, restrictions, uprooting and loss during and after WWII.