Every month, the Japan Information Centre (JIC) screens short video features on modern Japanese culture, society and other subjects in the JIC Event Room.
These screenings are wonderful opportunities to discover many things about Japan.
This month's video is "Project X: Innovators: Tokyo Tower - Mind over Matter"
A quick summary:
+ Tokyo Tower was completed after a miraculous fifteen months of high-speed construction and was then the tallest TV tower in the world.
+ Four thousand tons of steel beams were precisely bolted together at dizzying heights.
+ The project was made possible by a group of ambitious young construction workers.
+ Two of them were also planning to marry when the tower was completed.
+ On October 9, 1958 the workers ventured to raise the giant antenna.
+ Just as the antenna had been hoisted to a height of 250m, strong winds of 16 meters per second suddenly began to blow but the site supervisor ordered that they continue.
+ A voice echoed throughout the sight as it called out directions from the top of the tower to those operating the winch below.
+ At last the giant antenna was attached to the tower, extending it to 333 meters.
Wednesday, April 21st 1:10-1:55p.m.
Friday, May 7th 12:10-12:55p.m.
Wednesday, May 19th 1:10-1:55p.m.
Feel free to drop in with your lunch!
For additional information, contact the Japan Information Centre, Consulate General of Japan at 416-363-5488.
Japan Information Centre, Consulate General of Japan
Suite 110, 6 Garamond Court, Don Mills, ON M3C 1Z5
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Posted by Canada Japan Society at 9:18 AM
Monday, March 29, 2010
Spring is finally here and it's time to have some fun at the Canada Japan Society’s Ichimokukai party on April 1st!
Ichimoku-kai 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 Ichimoku-kai you will receive special food and drink discounts and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.
This month we feature a live musical performance from “KEITA”, a great Japanese singer songwriter who'll perform some famous covers and some original songs as well.
We'll also have new information about some of the CJS upcoming events including our famous Boat Cruise and Annual General Meeting!
Thursday April 1st
6pm to 10pm +
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.
Hope to see you there!
Posted by Canada Japan Society at 9:44 PM