SEDAI: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project

Sharing the unique history and experiences of Canadians of Japanese ancestry


Densho, the Japanese American Legacy Project

DenshoDensho is based in Seattle, Washington. Its mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II . Densho offers these irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all. Densho was the inspiration for the SEDAI Project and since our inception, Densho and its staff, led by Tom Ikeda, have provided guidance, technical support and encouragement to SEDAI. Visit website

Discover Nikkei

Discover NikkeiDiscover Nikkei is a website project of the Japanese American National Museum. The mission of Discover Nikkei is to promote cross-cultural understanding and to foster greater linkages between peoples throughout the world by making accessible, resources and materials related to the Nikkei, people of Japanese descent, who have migrated and settled throughout the world. The SEDAI Project is a project affiliate of Discover Nikkei and under its agreement with JANM, and has received grants for supplying Canadian content to the Discover Nikkei website. Visit website

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Japanese American National MuseumThe Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. It promotes continual exploration of the meaning and value of ethnicity through programs that preserve individual dignity, strengthen our communities, and increase respect among all people. JANM has provided invaluable program support to the SEDAI Project. Visit website

National Association of Japanese Candians (NAJC)

National Association of Japanese Candians (NAJC)The NAJC is the national organization in Canada that represents the Japanese Canadian community. Established in 1947, the National Association of Japanese Canadians’ primary focus has been Human Rights and Community Development for the Japanese Canadian Community. The NAJC has provided financial support to the SEDAI Project. Visit website