Friday, January 8, 2010

CJS Movie Night - "A Taxing Woman" on Jan. 15/10

Please joins us next Friday for the first CJS Movie Night of 2010, as we present Juzo Itami’s 1987 comedy classic, “A Taxing Woman” (Marusa no onna).

Nobuko Miyamoto stars as a tax inspector, assigned to investigate the owner of a chain of love hotels. Over time, the plucky and earnest government agent learns that the hotel owner (Tsutomu Yamazaki) is very creative when it comes to taxes…but also rather sympathetic as a human being.

Itami, best-known for his ‘noodle-western’ comedy “Tampopo”, provides a wry commentary on Japan’s political corruption and tax quagmire, as well as a snapshot of the country’s bubble-economy culture. Released in 1987, “A Taxing Woman” won nine Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Actress.

A Taxing Woman (1987, 127 minutes)
Director: Juzo Itami
Cast: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa

Friday, January 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm
National Film Board of Canada
150 John Street (at Richmond), 2nd Fl.

CJS members: $5
Guests: $10

After-party at Everest Café (232 Queen St. W.)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ichi-Moku-Kai (IMK) on Jan. 7/10

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season.

Come join your CJS friends this Thursday (January 7th) as we kick off the new decade with our legendary monthly gathering, Ichi-Moku-Kai, at Manpuku.

Manpuku menu = wallet-friendly.

Japanese food = healthy compared to what you had over the holidays.

These are important things in January.

So, do swing by on Thursday and help us celebrate the start of what promises to be another productive, fun-filled CJS year. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 7, 2010
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Manpuku Modern Japanese Eatery
105 McCaul Street, Unit 29-31
(Inside the “Village by the Grange” building, south of the food court)
Free for CJS members; $5 for guests