SEDAI: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project

Sharing the unique history and experiences of Canadians of Japanese ancestry


The SEDAI Project operates as a special project committee of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, a Canadian registered charity (charitable # BN 118972967RR0001) and reports directly to the Board of the JCCC. The SEDAI Project is run by volunteers and is supported by the administrative staff of the JCCC.

The SEDAI Project relies entirely on the generosity of its friends and supporters to fund the costs of researching, filming and processing the oral histories and related material shown on this website and the costs of developing and maintaining this website.

The following organizations and individuals have very generously provided financial and in-kind support to the SEDAI Project:

  • Densho
  • Diamante Developments
  • Discover Nikkei
  • Dr Joanne Kirby Medicine Professional Corporation
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Japanese Canadian Redress Foundation
  • National Association of Japanese Canadians Sustaining Fund
  • Nelson Arthur Hyland Foundation
  • The Printing House Ltd.
  • The Salden Foundation
  • Roland Althoff and Catherine Brown
  • Arnold Arai
  • Kay Fujiwara
  • William and Francis Gruber
  • Marianne Heller
  • Susan Hidaka
  • Kikuye Inouye
  • Jeanne and Marcus Kirby
  • David and Teruko Kitamura
  • Karen Kuwahara
  • Eleanor Maruno
  • Mickey and Laiko Matsubayashi
  • Roy Nagamatsu
  • William T. Naruse and S. Polly Shimizu
  • Ted Nishi, Sr
  • Ted and Joanne Nishi
  • Denise Y. Nishimura
  • N Nishimura
  • Elizabeth Nishizawa
  • Joe Ohori
  • Fred Sasaki
  • Kiyoshi and Eiko Shibatani
  • Henry and Joanne Sugiyama
  • Emiko Sumi
  • Hideo Takahashi
  • Shinji Teshima
  • Toshiko Usami
  • Alex Yanoshita

Special thanks go to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, its Board of Directors and its staff for their continuing support