About Us

The front of Nikkei Centre campus

Our mission is to honour, preserve, and share the history and heritage of Japanese Canadians and Japanese culture in Canada.

The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) 日系文化センター・博物館

Since September 22, 2000, our multi-use space, featuring a Japanese Canadian garden located in Burnaby, BC, has offered unique programming, exhibits, and events, as a community place open to all. Within the museum repository we care for 3000+ objects, 52,500+ photographs, 50+ meters of textual records, 670+ oral history recordings, and 191 film reels of historically and culturally significant items. Community engagement and best practices ensure the legacies of people of Japanese ancestry in Canada live on into the future.

The Nikkei Place complex is home to community organizations and businesses that are based out of NNMCC and Robert Nimi Nikkei Home: Gladstone Japanese Language School, Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association, and Suzuya Japanese Market.

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