Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012: The CJS Presents Yosuke Kubozuka in "GO"

This month, the Canada-Japan Society is presenting a special SATURDAY Movie Night at the National Film Board Theatre, featuring director Isao Yukisada's "mega" award-winning and critically acclaimed film "GO".

This 2001 movie is a super quirkly, cool, and stylish tale of teenage angst and search for identity. What does it mean to be Japanese (or any nationality at that)? This film has it all: action, comedy, drama... and at its heart it is really a love story. Thoroughly entertaining, it also brings up serious issues affecting Japan, including youth struggling with their futures, inter-cultural relationships, and the plight of non-Japanese residents in Japan.

The film won over 40 awards in festivals across Japan, sweeping the Japanese Academy Awards with awards for best director, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, cinematography, screenplay, editing, and lighting. It features superb performances by a youthful Kou Shibasaki, the never-aging Tsutomu Yamazaki, and Yosuke Kubozuka in perhaps one of his best performances. 

Following the film, we will continue with our post-party at EVEREST.

This will be a great way to spend a summer Saturday evening with an entertaining film and good company, conversation, food and drink at the post-party - so join us!

We hope to see you there!

GO (in Japanese with English subtitles)
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond)
7:00 pm start
CJS members $5, non-members $10

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 22, 2012: 21st Shinki-kai Open Charity Golf Tournament for Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and Scholarship Fundraising

Shinki-kai (The Association of Japanese Canadian Business and Professionals) is holding its 21st Annual Open Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Angus Glen Golf Club.  The mission of the 2012 Shinki-kai Golf Tournament is to raise funds to award scholarships to needy students both in Canada and Japan; in Japan, scholarships will be offered to students who tragically lost their parents and homes during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. For more information about this event, please contact Ms. Ritsuko Lown at Shinki-kai ( or visit Thank you.

July 19, 2012: Japanese Jazz Singer Riko Shimatani and Sometimes Quintet and Spoken Word Artist Chris Hercules

Community Event: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - An evening of great jazz, funk, blues and poetry with Japanese jazz singer Riko Shimatani and Sometimes Quintet and Spoken Word Artist Chris Hercules. Waterfalls Tapas Bar & Grill, 303 Augusta Avenue, 8pm-11pm. Cover charge $7. For more information, please contact, and for reservations, please contact Waterfalls (416-927-9666).