VNCS AGM (Annual General Meeting) category.

2023 Board of Directors

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre the Board of Directors for 2023 was elected by acclimation.

The 2023 elected Board of Directors are:

  1. President – Tsugio Kurushima
  2. Vice President – Debbie Ibaraki
  3. Treasurer – Ken Watai
  4. Natsuke Abe
  5. Maureen Bird
  6. Yuuri Daiku
  7. Karen Geiger
  8. Reyna Goshinmon
  9. Amy Kawano
  10. Yukari Peerless
  11. Joyce Tobo
  12. Kimiko West

To find out more about our current directors visit the Board of Directors page here:

2022 Annual General Meeting – Sunday, Feb 27

The VNCS AGM will be held on Sunday, Feb 27, 2022, 10 AM to 12 PM. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, this will be a virtual gathering using Zoom. To attend the AGM you must register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click here to REGISTER! Continue reading 2022 Annual General Meeting – Sunday, Feb 27

Board Nominations are now open for the 2022 Board of Directors

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society was formed in 1993 specifically to establish a sense of community for those of Japanese heritage and/or those interested in Japanese culture. Since its inception it has become a vibrant cultural organization that not only promotes Japanese and Japanese-Canadian cultural but undertakes advocacy work for the Japanese-Canadian community. We have become the go-to
organization for things Japanese in Victoria.

  • Do you have a passion for Japanese culture?
  • Do you feel strongly about standing up for Japanese-Canadian rights?
  • Are you concerned about the rise in anti-Asian racism?
  • Do you care about the future of the VNCS?

If so please consider joining the VNCS Board.

As a Board member you will help make decisions on what activities and actions the VNCS should undertake, help to shape the future of the VNCS and help build a strong Japanese-Canadian community. The time commitment is not onerous. We only meet 10 times a year. You don’t need to be of Japanese heritage to sit on our Board, just an individual who shares our vision and passion.

If you are interested please contact

As the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) approaches, nominations for board members are now open and will be voted on at the AGM. You can download the form below, nominate yourself or someone else (be sure you talk to them first!), and then either email, or snail mail the nomination before the AGM.

VNCS Board Nomination Form:

2018 VNCS Annual General Meeting (AGM)


Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society
2018 Annual General Meeting

Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Esquimalt Rec Centre, 527 Fraser Street.
(Craigflower Room which is just to the right of the rear entrance…also known as the dance studio.)
Registration – 9:30 am
AGM – 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Guest Speaker – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
(Memberships can be created/renewed at the AGM)
Guest Speaker – Susanne Tabata on Japanese Canadian Artists Directory.

Details to come.

Mark your calendar!