Nikkei Place Foundation proudly held our Thomas Shoyama Sakura Gala spring fundraiser on Sunday, March 11th, at Tojo’s restaurant. Proceeds raised support the Foundation in planning for the future of the Nikkei community in building a strong and vibrant community for all. The Gala was hosted by Global News BC’s Jennifer Palma, and began with […]
Nimi Nikkei Home’s capital plan is almost complete, and expected to open in March/April! In 2017, Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society moved forward on their Nimi Nikkei Home’s capital plan to renovate 5 of its 59 units for ‘enhanced’ living for seniors who require a little more extra help with mobilizing and having […]
As part of our Future Nikkei campaign, we spoke with Frank Kamiya on the importance of our past, and what he might envision for our future “Myself and many of my generation are very proud of our heritage, as we witnessed how our parents persevered through many hardships to see their children succeed in Canada. […]
On Sunday, March 11th, 2018, we will host our annual spring fundraiser, the Thomas Shoyama Sakura Gala, and recognize Inspiring People. Nikkei Place Foundation is proud to recognize award-winning author Joy Kogawa as this year’s Thomas Shoyama Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, to be honoured at this year’s Thomas Shoyama Sakura Gala. Joy Kogawa is an […]
Happy New Year! From Naomi Ostwald Kawamura, Executive Director A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark and participate in a conference to present some of my work surrounding the Nikkei community. During my stay, I made time to visit the Danish Jewish Museum – a small museum in a […]
Burnaby, BC – Nikkei Place Foundation is proud to announce celebrated author Joy Kogawa will be honoured with the 2018 Thomas Shoyama Lifetime Achievement Award at their spring fundraiser, the Thomas Shoyama Sakura Gala, on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at Tojo’s. The most rewarding part of this event is that it will support the Foundation and it’s Future Nikkei initiatives […]
What better way to spend #GivingTuesday than with our volunteers? Thank you to ALL who support us year-round with your generosity!
We are excited to announce that Dante St. Prix will be be awarded our 2017-18 Nikkei Youth Athletics Bursary! Help support more bursaries like this one today on #GivingTuesday.
Join the movement! This year, our GivingTuesday campaign is all about #ShapingNikkei. It’s about supporting our youth community by funding more educational bursaries and grants for young Nikkei students, so that they can be all that they can be.
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 […]