Thursday, June 29, 2017

CJS Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

The Canada-Japan Society’s AGM is a little less than one week away, so there is still time to register for the meeting and it’s ALL-INCLUSIVE reception with Japanese food and drink, and spectacular view of Toronto and Lake Ontario.
For those who are still on the fence, we are pleased to announce that in addition to our keynote presentation by Toronto writer Rui Umezawa, our reception will feature live music by the talented musician and percussionist Naoko Tsujita, who will be performing a selection of traditional Japanese, classical, and modern marimba pieces.
The admission fee is $25 for non-members, but admission to the AGM is included in the membership fee for those joining the CJS or renewing a CJS membership that evening ($25 for student/senior, $50 for regular).

Date: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Time: 6 PM
Place: McMillan LLP - 181 Bay street, 44th floor

Those wishing to attend must send an RSVP to steve@cjst.ca to ensure that you are on the attendees list.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 20, 2017 - Toronto Japanese Film Festival - CJS Sponsored Film SURVIVAL FAMILY

The Canada Japan Society is once again proud to be a community sponsor at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival. This year we’re sponsoring the Canadian Premiere of SURVIVAL FAMILY (サバイバルファミリー) by Shinobu Yaguchi (Wood Job!, Swing Girls and Water Boys).

When an extended global electrical blackout occurs, the world grinds to a halt. Salaryman Yoshiyuki Suzuki decides to escape from Tokyo with his wife and two kids. Their hilarious and heartfelt journey teaches them independence and cooperation as the kids grow up and the parents learn the error of their rigid paternalistic ways. They must also face and array of challenges including furious rainstorms, rabid dogs and runaway poultry!

This feel-good family-friendly, disaster comedy is guaranteed to please! Official Website and Trailer: http://www.survivalfamily.jp/

SURVIVAL FAMILY
Tuesday, June 20th at 7PM
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5
Ticket info can be found here: http://jccc.on.ca/tjff/tickets/

We hope to see everyone there!


「ウォーターボーイズ」「ハッピーフライト」の矢口史靖監督が、原因不明の電気消滅によって廃墟寸前となった東京から脱出した一家の奮闘をコミカルに描いたサバイバルドラマ。東京で暮らすごく平凡な一家、鈴木家。当たり前のように電化製品に囲まれた生活を送っていたある日、電気を必要とするあらゆるものがなぜか使えなくなり、東京は大混乱に陥ってしまう。交通機関や電話、ガス、水道まで完全にストップした生活に人々が困り果てる中、鈴木家の亭主関白な父・義之は、家族を連れて東京を脱出することを決意するが……。ベテラン俳優の小日向文世が父親役で主演を務め、母親役を深津絵里、息子役を「秘密 THE TOP SECRET」の泉澤祐希、娘役を「くちびるに歌を」の葵わかながそれぞれ演じる。
(映画.comより)

監督:矢口史靖  出演:小日向文世、深津絵里、泉澤祐希、葵わかな

Thursday, May 25, 2017

June 1, 2017 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

The Canada Japan Society welcomes the return of LIVE JAZZ to our long-running monthly Ichimokukai event at Manpuku!

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.

This month we’ll have a special live performance by Hiro Suzuki. Hiro is a jazz guitarist from Kanagawa who began playing guitar at age 13, and drums at 15. During college, he played in the orchestra pit for several musicals, including Hairspray and Bye Bye Birdie. After winning a jazz competition for college students in Tokyo (2012), he taught guitar at Kurosawa Music School for over 3 years. He currently performs and teaches in Toronto.

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

Ichimokukai
Thursday, June 1st, 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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 6, 2017 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

Hi All! C’mon out and get a start on Spring with the Canada Japan Society at ICHIMOKUKAI! 

Ichimokukai 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!

Come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, April 6, 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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

April 24, 2017 - CJS Sake Tasting Party

The Canada-Japan Society Sake Tasting Party is BACK!!!!!

This is one of our most popular events, and we decided to change things up a bit with a NEW VENUE!

In collaboration with Ozawa Canada Inc., our sake-tasting event will be held at Nomé Izakaya!!

Date: Monday, April 24
Time: 7pm
Location: Nomé Izakaya, 4848 Yonge Street, North York (647) 347-7937

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Nomé Izakaya is a Japanese Tapas restaurant and lounge located at 4848 Yonge Street in North York.  It's steps away from Sheppard Subway Station. Nomé specializes in the freshest sashimi delicacies, boasting the Toronto’s best Oyster bar, and offers an extensive delicous menu.  

Nomé was named one of the best izakayas in Toronto by BlogTo.


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Ozawa Canada Inc. is a food service company specializing in Japanese foods, Japanese sake, and restaurant supplies. They're family-owned and operated, and have been in business for over 30 years. They're also the founding President of the Sake Institute of Ontario (SIO) and co-founded Kampai Toronto – Festival of Sake – Largest sake festival in Canada. They're also also long time partners and supporters of the CJS.

You can be rest assured these Sake Experts and will select an exceptional selection for us! (More details to follow)

Ozawa Canada Inc. will be giving each guest a wooden sake masu box as a gift!!


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We’ll have their entire 2nd Floor inside. NO COVER charge. Order from their delicious menu. Sake-tasting tickets sold onsite.

Space is limited. Email sam@cjst.ca to RSVP to reserve your spot!