• History

    日本語版: 団体の歴史のページをご覧ください。   1906-1918: Birth of the School The Vancouver Japanese Language School was founded in 1906 at a newly-constructed wooden building at 439 Alexander Street, right in the heart of Powell Street (Paueru Gai).  From the early 1880s, early Japanese pioneers to Canada began to settle and work in the Powell Street area.  With […]

  • Mission

    Established in 1906, the Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall (VJLS-JH) [Vancouver Nihon-go Gakko narabi ni Nikkei Jin Kaikan] is a non-profit, community-based and driven organization, committed to education, culture and community. Our Mission, as an Educational and Community Institution is to: Promote through educational and event programming the understanding of Japanese language and […]

  • Board of Directors

    日本語版: 理事会のページをご覧ください。 VJLS-JH is a non-profit society with registered charity status, and is governed by a Board of Directors. It is made up of a group of dedicated and willing individuals who share a deep commitment to its mission and vision and who reflect the balance of expertise and perspectives needed to achieve these goals. […]