Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 11/10: CJS Movie Night: “Fine, Totally Fine”

The Canada Japan Society continues its series of Movie Nights at the National Film Board of Canada with a showing of Yosuke Fujita’s acclaimed quirky comedy “Fine, Totally Fine”.

Life is more fun when you’re an idiot” sums up this touching comedy about a 30-something part-timer with dreams of opening up the world’s scariest haunted house. He inadvertently finds himself in a love triangle with one of his friends, and the hilarity ensues.

The film features the first leading role of the unforgettable YoshiYoshi Arakawa, whom we’ve previously seen in past screened films like Ping-Pong, Survive Style 5, and Kamikaze Girls. Arakawa, paired with Fujita’s impeccable comic timing, combine for a subtly funny and moving film.

The plot unfolds as a collage of visual and quirky comic turns that are so deftly delivered and effective you'll be laughing so hard you never stop for one moment to question where the film is headed. And yet beneath the slapstick there's a genuine sense of warmth and affection for the eccentric characters that populate this oddball world.”
= Jasper Sharp, Midnight Eye

Fine, Totally Fine
Friday, June 11th, 2010
7 P.M
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond)
$5 for CJS Members
$10 for Non-Members

As always, we will also be having a post-screening party at Everest after the film. The informal get-together is a great way for attendees to practice their English/Japanese while discussing the film and meeting some new people.

Hope to see you there!

Community Event: Free Lunchtime Video Screenings at the Japan Information Centre

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 videos are: “Japanology: The Past in the Present Mathematics” and "Japan Video Topics: The Cherry Blossoms of Yoshino, Titanium Tiles for Temple Roofs, How Old Firms Survive, Old Crafts in Modern Art, Hiking the Shinetsu Trail, When Mending Becomes an Art, A Better Way to Peaceful Sleep, New Technology for Disable Sports

June 4th (Fri) 12:10 -12:55pm.
June 16th(Wed) 1:10 -1:55pm.

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
Phone: 416-363-5488

Monday, May 31, 2010

June 03/10: Ichimokukai: Live Music and Traditional Dance Performance

It sure feels like summer it's the perfect time to enjoy the Canada Japan Society's ichimokukai!

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 FINAL live performance by KEITA, a great Japanese singer songwriter who'll perform some famous covers and original songs as well. We will also have a performance of traditional Japanese dancing as well!

It will be lots of fun, so make sure to get there early for a seat!

Thursday June 3rd
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! Please send any questions to