Saturday, November 13, 2010

November 26th, 2010 - The CJS Movie Night for November is "BAYSIDE SHAKEDOWN; the Movie" 踊る大捜査線

For our November MOVIE NIGHT, The Canada Japan Society is proud to present the 1998 Blockbuster “Bayside Shakedown: the Movie”.

Based on the massive hit TV series Odoru Daisosasen the story and characters continue in this thrilling, funny and action packed look into life and politics in a big city police station. Three different stories are skilfully intertwined. First, the Tokyo police commissioner has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Second, a twisted killer uses an internet site to troll for victims. And, third, a thief is loose within the ranks of the police!

The star studded cast features Yûji Oda, Toshirô Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu and a host of others as officers fighting for justice and yet caught within the bureaucracy and red tape of the Japanese police force.

Come on out for an evening of fun and enjoy the film that started the movie franchise, spawning two sequels and two more spinoffs!

Bayside Shakedown; the Movie
Friday, November 26th
National Film Board Theatre, 2nd Floor
150 John Street (at Richmond)
7 p.m. start
CJS Members $5, Non-Members $10

Of course we will continue after the movie with our ever-popular post party at Everest as well. Hope you can come out for a night of good fun and film! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Community Event: April Bride at the Breast Fest Film Festival

There’s a great Japanese film playing in the 3rd annual Breast Fest Film Festival.

Chie (Nana Eikura) is a 'companion', a young woman hired to speak in a public-relations role at corporate events, who ends up in the wrong auditorium. There she encounters a young salaryman, Taro (Eita).

Their relationship proceeds quickly, and soon Taro is talking of marriage. Chie, however, is hiding something: she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
When chemotherapy causes her hair to fall out, she ends the relationship and moves away. Taro finds her after she has lost a breast to surgery; he insists that she is still the same person she was, and that his feelings have not changed. The two promise they will stay together no matter what happens.

The couple reunites, but then Chie's cancer comes back. Knowing that she has only a short time to live, Taro, her family, and her friends secretly plan a wedding...

April Bride (2009)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON
3 pm start
For more information or to order tickets please go here:

The Breast Fest Film Festival uses the versatile medium of film to frame and explore the spectrum of issues surrounding breast cancer. This annual festival uses films, panels, workshops and speakers to connect people to the breast cancer cause, inspire dialogue, facilitate learning and foster community. Breast Fest is the world's first film festival dedicated to breast cancer awareness and is an initiative of Rethink Breast Cancer. on