History of RJCC

The Regina Japanese Canadian Club Inc. (RJCC) is a community group that began as an informal men's club in the 1920s. The original club included six members (Kanekichi Ohashi, Hiroshi (Harry) Takashiba, Genzo Kitagawa, Kamezo Tanouye, Kinjiro Kobayashi, and Ihei Nomura). At the same time, the women got together and formed their own club.

1939 - RJCC Gentlemen 1938 RJCC Ladies

Together the clubs evolved into a social club for people of Japanese ancestry, called the ‘Regina Japanese Citizen Club’.

In the early years, the elder members of the club welcomed Japanese residents to Regina, helped them to get acquainted with the city
, and introduced them to other Japanese families. 

1968-69 RJCC Event 

Throughout the years the group has evolved from a men's social club, to a club appealing to people of Japanese ancestry, those who have recently moved to the Regina area from Japan, and anyone who is interested in Japanese history, culture or heritage.

Keirokai 1974 Tea Ceremony

Keirokai 1974Tea Ceremony