Jujiro Wada was an explorer from Ehime Prefecture was active in North America, Alaska and Canada from the Meiji period to the Showa period. Our mission is to honor and pass on his accomplishments and filial duties to the next generation.
-Town planning centered around the “Jujiro Wada honorific monument” that was built in the Ishite River Green Park in Hinode Town.
-Honor Jujiro Wada’s pioneering spirit and his filial duties towards his mother Setsu.
-Promote the exchange between USA and Canada through honorific activities.
Situation and future prospects
-We cooperate with local volunteer groups to improve the lawn and banks around the “Jujiro Wada Honorable Monument” and make it a place for relaxation for townsfolk.
-Through events such as the performances of Mikan Iza Musical “Samurai running toward Aurora ~ Jujiro Wada” which depicts the life of Wada, we will honor Jujiro’s pioneering spirit and his love for his family to the younger generation that will be responsible for the future of Japan.
-Alaska and Canada also had a Jujiro Wada Memorial Association, JWMA, and in May 2015, a musical about Wada was performed in Alaska. We will further promote the exchanges with the United States and Canada at times of performances of the musical.
-We release the business report, property inventory, balance sheet, activity statement showing the financial situation of Specified Nonprofit Organization Jujiro Wada Memorial Association according to the Act on Revised Act for Promotion of Specified Nonprofit Act
We want to pass on the name of Wada to the future generations. Alaska, adored in Canada, Wada is the pride of Ehime and Japan. Even after seven decades after his death, he is worshiped in North America as “the god of dogs-in-use,” and in Canada Yukon in 2007, as an Asian inhabitant who contributed to the development of the Yukon, an event was held to praise his achievement.
JWMA would like to disseminate Wada to all over Japan, America, Canada, and even the entire world through the musical performances in Alaska, deepening the exchange with Alaska and Canada through Wada.
For that reason, we are widely recruiting members to expand the organization of the Association. We sincerely hope that you will join the JWM and participate in our activities.
Those who wish to become a member, please send us your name, address, and telephone number via Contact us page on our homepage. Your personal information will be kept confidential.
Representatives of the organization
Mr. Kazuhiko Tanaka, President of RNB or Nankai Broadcast Co. became the third chairman of the association.
Ms. Takami Doi, Former municipal superintendent of the board of education became the second chairman of the association.
Mr. Jiro Ueoka, the first chairman and one of the founding members of JWMA, died on September 26, 2007 at the age of 81, three weeks after the unveiling ceremony of the Jujiro Wada Statue on September 3, 2007.
Introduction of Wada’s descendants
Descendants of Jujiro Wada in USA