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About JCAM

In 2013 the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (MJCCA) and the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (MJCCC) amalgamated to form the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba, Inc (JCAM) a non-profit, charitable organization that serves as the representative organization for Japanese Canadians in Manitoba.

JCAM is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and will organize community, cultural and educational activities through a volunteer board and the organization’s membership.

JCAM undertakes projects that include all segments of the Japanese Canadian community, as well as reach out to other Canadians. JCAM organizes activities, programs, and services in both the English and Japanese language in order to educate and inform  the general community about Japanese and Japanese-Canadian art, music, culture, heritage and history, while also operating the Japanese Language School and the Japanese Public Schools Program (Japan PSP) a cultural program at the Centre for Manitoba’s elementary school students. JCAM hosts the Japanese Pavilion at Folklorama, and administers the Community Fund. The Centre maintains a library of Japanese books, DVD’s and other educational materials.

Membership to JCAM is open to any person in Manitoba, with annual fees of $20 for a single and $30 for a family membership.


To provide a place for fostering and maintaining Japanese and Japanese Canadian culture and heritage and to bring together as a community those interested in Japanese culture. This will be accomplished by providing a physical space, programs, education and services as well as a welcoming environment for people to congregate and connect.

JCAM 2014-2016 BOARD

Art Miki

1st VP
Lucy Yamashita

2nd VP
Ken Teramura

Yuhito Adachi

Kana Nemoto

Joy Letkemann
Janet Hirose
Karynne Nekwinda
MacKenzie Sato
Grant Voakes
Sandra Shibata
Wanda Yamamoto

Cassidy Nekwinda

Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba Inc.