A Message from NNMCC on COVID-19

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic.

The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) is following the community based measured to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recommended by the Government of Canada.

Canada's Public Health Service continues to assess the risk to Canadians from the 2019 Novel Coronovirus as low, but warns that the situation could change rapidly. The NNMCC is continually monitoring the environment and where necessary, adjust our plans and obligations to ensure our decisions regarding our events are safe and appropriate.

We are currently responding in a number of ways:

Large events (250+)

  • Due to the BC Health ban on mass gatherings over 250 people to protect health and safety, we have decided to cancel O Hanami on April 3-4, 2020. We will continue assessing the situation for future events.

Programs and rentals

  • The NNMCC is putting special measures in place to support our community in making decisions related to personal and public health. We understand that many of our programs involved high-risk populations and/or close physical contact with others.
  • We are working to support our program partners and community partners to assess the risk of the programs and responding as appropriate as best we can.
  • We will remain open for all regular activities for the time being as we continue to monitor the situation.
  • The Nikkei Centre Staff has increased the frequency of sanitizing surfaces, posted information about COVID-19 to encourage community members to be supportive, careful, alert, and safe.

Individual level

  • We are asking employees, volunteers, and community members to stay home if sick, self-screen for fever, cough, difficulty breathing, pneumonia, and self-isolate as appropriate for your risk of exposure to COVID-19. We ask that anyone planning to visit the centre to refrain from doing so if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory illness.

All travellers arriving in Canada from international points, which includes the United States, are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution by the Government of Canada. Please do not visit the centre during this period if it applies to you. We expect all employees, volunteers and community members to follow the guidelines related to self-isolation, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.

Please remember that the Robert Nimi Nikkei Home care facility is in close proximity at Nikkei Place. It is vitally important to take precautions to protect them and other high risk community members.

More awareness resources are available here:


Let’s all do our part to keep our community healthy! Check back for updates from the NNMCC.






1. 大型の行事(250人以上)

ブリティッシュ・コロンビア州の保健局による250以上を見込む行事の中止 命令を受け、来たる2020年4月3日、4日に予定しておりました、お花見の中 止を決定致しました。また今後の行事等も状況に合わせ確認して参ります。

2. プログラム・レンタル



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