Wednesday, August 25, 2010

September 02/10: SAKE Tasting at Ichimokukai

The Canada Japan Society Presents SAKE TASTING AT ICHIMOKUKAI

Ichimoku-kai literally means the "First Thursday Meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society’s monthly social event...It’s a great place to informally network, make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all…have fun! You'll get special pricing on already inexpensive Japanese food and drinks, enjoy a great atmoshpere, and get a chance to win some door prizes!

This month we are including a special SAKE TASTING featuring a variety of Junmai, Junmai Ginjo, and Junmai Daiginjo sakes, as well as a selection of Shochu and Umeshu. There will be a quick introduction to the world of Sake, followed by the tasting. S

Special thanks to both OZAWA Canada and Manpuku for their support in putting on this event.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Doors open at 6:00, Sake Tasting begins at 7:00 MANPUKU
105 McCaul Street (in the Village by the Grange building, past the food court)
CJS Members FREE, Non-Members $5 Sake tasting tickets begin at $1 each

To ensure you get a seat make sure you come early!

For more information please contact

Monday, August 23, 2010

Community Event: Ogata Megumi: Live in Toronto!

Ogata Megumi (緒方 恵美) is coming to Canada! Cubeshops Incorporated, JTB Entertainment and Fan Expo Canada are proud to announce that legendary voice actress Ogata Megumi will be performing a rock concert live at the lovely John Bassett Theatre inside of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

She and her rock band will be performing hits off her newest CD, 666, and as a special treat to her fans, she will be also singing some rare anime hits off of her aniMegu album. Come see one of Japan’s most prolific voice actresses perform live for the first time in the US or Canada!

August 28 · 7:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre - John Bassett Theatre
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON

More info HERE:

Information Session From the Japan Foundation for the New Japanese Language Proficiency Test

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) was first held in 1984 by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) in order to measure and certify Japanese language learners. Although only 7,000 people took the test in its first year, the number of examinees rose to about 770,000 by 2009. The JLPT is now the largest-scale Japanese language examination in the world.

In addition to measuring Japanese-language ability for academic purposes, test results are now also used by employers to assess job seekers’ credentials and evaluate employees for promotion and recognition. Students use the test to demonstrate their language ability when applying to educational institutions, study abroad programs, internships, etc. As the number of students of Japanese-language has increased, it has become apparent that the test must be revised to meet the diverse and changing needs of Japanese-language learners.

By evaluating past test outcomes and developments in Japanese pedagogy and test theory over the past 25 years, the Japan Foundation and JEES have revised the content of the JLPT and in 2010 the New Japanese Language Proficiency Test was created.

The Japan Foundation is planning to hold information sessions led by a researcher from the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Language Test Centre. These sessions will review the changes that will take effect this year, including explanations based on actual exercises used in the new JLPT. We look forward to your participation.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:30PM – 4:00PM
York University
Admission: Free
* You can participate in the session at York University (1) on site or (2) view a broadcast of the session on the internet. Please check the following site:

Main Target: Japanese language learners and teachers
Language: mainly English
Organized by: The Japan Foundation, York University
Contact: 416-966-1600 ext. 224 or  

Community Event: Free September 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 FREE and 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”

September 3 (Fri) 12:10 -12:55pm.
September 15 (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

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