Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CJS Members Exclusive Dance Performance Offer!

Hello CJS members!!

We are excited to inform you about an upcoming DanceWorks performance for which CJS members will receive discounted pricing: Flicker at 8pm on Friday, Feb 9th and Saturday,10th at Harbour Front Centre.

This is an aboriginal contemporary dance performance by the Vancouver-based Indigenous dance company, Dancers of Damelahamid of the Gitxsan Nation. The Gitxsan, “people of the river of mists”, are part of the coastal group of cultures renowned for their history of masked dance. Through movement, narrative, mask and elaborate regalia, they bridge the ancient with a living tradition in this Toronto premiere.

DanceWorks began as a collective of independent dance artists in 1977 and is now Toronto’s leading presenter of independent dance.
For anybody interested in the performance, please go to the below link and input the Canada-Japan Society member exclusive promotional code  CanadaJapan.Using this code, the price will be $18 per ticket compared with the standard price of $28-$42.25.


If you have any questions please contact Aya at aya@cjst.ca 

Below is a video from the dance performance.


 We hope to see you there so please take advantage of this exciting opportunity!

As Canada Japan Society supports a mutual understanding of Canadian and Japanese culture, this is a great opportunity for CJS members to learn about Canadian aboriginal culture and the intersection with contemporary Canadian culture. 

CJS 会員の皆様こんにちは。

CJS会員にエキサイティングなお知らせです!2月9日(金)と10日(土)の2日間、ハーバーフロントセンターにて、夜8時から、1977年に始まったダンサーたちの非営利団体、ダンスワークスの公演があります。今回の公演は、バンクーバー拠点に活躍する先住民のダンスグループ、Dancers of Damelahamid of the Gitxsan Nationによる公演です。ギックサン族川の霧の人々という意味)は日本でもおなじみのトーテンポールを彫る先住民で、お面を付けたダンスで知られております。今回のトロント公演は、日本では珍しい彼らのお面、華美な衣装や心地よい音楽なども体験でき、カナダの先住民の歴史や伝統や文化が今日までにどのように発展してきたかを学ぶよい機会かと思います。ワーキングホリディーや、留学、駐在などでトロントに一時滞在をしている皆さんにも是非お勧めです。

公演のチケットに興味のある方々は、是非下記のリンクからチケットを購入してください。チケット購入の際は、
日加協会専用割引コードのCanadaJapanを使えば、チケットが$18で購入できます(通常$28-42.25)。


公演、チケットの購入に関しての質問のある会員の皆様はaya@cjst.caまでご連絡ください。

この機会をどうぞご利用ください!

日加協会はカナダと日本両国の橋渡しや、文化の相互理解などを目標としている団体です。今後も様々なイベントを計画する予定ですので、どうぞお楽しみに!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

February 1, 2018 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
6-10 pm
Manpuku
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members.

Discounts are available for groups of three or more people

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January 11, 2018 - Nimokukai ・二木会

Manpuku will be closed the first week of January, so this month will be a Nimokukai instead.

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, January 11th, 2018
6-10 pm
Manpuku
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members.

Discounts are available for groups of three or more people

Monday, November 6, 2017

CJS Bounenkai 2017 - Dec 5

The holiday season is fast approaching….and there is no better way to start it off than with the Canada Japan Society’s legendary BOUNENKAI 忘年会 celebration and party on Tuesday, December 5th 2017! 

Bounenkai literally means “forget the year party” and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the end of another successful year and banish any negative memories you might have of 2017….all while getting you ready for the start of the holiday season! The tradition is said to have begun in Japan during the 15th century during the Muromachi period as gatherings to express thanks. At that time, the parties were known as noukai (great achievement gathering). By the 18th century, they had become known as Bounenkai, or year-end parties. Bounenkai is seen as a time for letting one's hair down and not worrying about the everyday work or societal formal, rank or age division relationships that exist…..everyone just comes out to have a good time!

The CJS is building on our successful Bounenkai events of years past with this, our largest event of the year. We would love to have you join this event and enjoy an evening of meeting new people with a connection/interest in Japan, reconnecting with those you haven’t seen for a while, informal networking, practicing your English and/or Japanese, learning more about the Canada Japan Society, and most of all…..have a great time!

This year we’re returning to RYOJI RAMEN & IZAKAYA! Admission includes lots of great Japanese and Okinawan food and our ever famous door prizes!

BOUNENKAI
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
6 P.M. to 12 A.M.
RYOJI RAMEN & IZAKAYA
690 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C1 (just East of Ossington)
CJS Members and Students $20
Non-Members $25
Admission includes lots of great food. Cash Bar.

This year, we are once again capping numbers , so IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND YOU MUST RSVP to steve@cjst.ca! First come, first served! We sell out every year and hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

November 2, 2017 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

We're drawing ever closer to the end of the year, but there's still time for one last Ichimokukai before Bounenkai 2017.

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
6-10 pm
Manpuku
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members.

Discounts are available for groups of three or more people