Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre's mission is to honour, preserve, and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada.
Since September 22, 2000, the multi-use cultural 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 2600+ objects, 41,000+ photographs, 38 meters of textual records, 650 oral history recordings, and 156 film reels of historically and culturally significant items. With the addition of family and community stories every year, we ensure the legacies of people of Japanese ancestry in Canada live on into the future.
Our mission is to honour, preserve, and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada.
Nikkei Centre is a multi-use facility at the corner of Kingsway and Sperling in Burnaby, BC. Officially opened on September 22, 2000, the Centre houses a Japanese Canadian cultural centre, the Nikkei National Museum, a community centre serving the neighbourhood, and a Japanese Canadian garden.
Our mandate is to promote a better understanding and appreciation by all Canadians of Japanese Canadian culture and heritage; and an awareness by all Canadians of the contribution of Japanese Canadians to Canadian society, through public programs, exhibits, services, publications, public use of the facilities and special events.
In addition to offering its own programs, Nikkei Centre has a number of rooms available for rent for many purposes including meetings, demonstrations, weddings, receptions, small conferences, and other special events.
Nikkei Centre is run primarily by volunteers, with a Board of Directors, an active Auxiliary Committee, and several board/volunteer committees (Finance, Communications, Human Resources, Membership, Building, Programs, Museum). We have a small but dedicated team of staff who work on the operations of the organization.