Friday, October 26, 2012

November 1: LIVE JAZZ at the November Ichimoku-kai

It’s getting cold outside, but it’ll be a hot night with LIVE JAZZ at the Canada-Japan Society’s ICHIMOKU-KAI on Thursday, November 1st. Everyone is invited to join us for a great evening of cultural exchange, tasty Japanese food and drinks, door prizes, and lots of fun!
Ichimoku-kai (IMK) literally means the “first Thursday meeting” and since 1995 it has been the Canada-Japan Society’s signature monthly social event, naturally taking place on the first Thursday of every month.  It is a great place to informally network, make new and interesting friends, practise your Japanese or English, and – most of all – have a good time!  Usually, half the attendees are Japanese and half are Canadian, all with an interest in or connection to Japan.  Attendees receive special food and drink discounts and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.
This month’s IMK will feature a live performance of some cool jazz, funk, R&B, poetry and improvisation by The CCDC-M Band (Chris Kao, Chris Hercules, Dennis Song, Chris Virtue and Martin Kuwawi and featuring YUKO). It is sure to be an unforgettable night – so come out and come early! 
Thursday, November 1st , 2012
6-10 pm
Manpuku Japanese Restaurant
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.

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 28, 2012: CJSA Hallowe'en Party

This Sunday, October 28 will see the return of theJapanese Canadian Students' Association (JCSA) 2012 Hallowe'en Party, co-presented by CJS, JAVA and Japanada. There will be music, dancing, discounted drinks ($15 pitchers of beer) and a costume contest - so come on out in your best costume and celebrate Canada's most fun holiday!

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.  This week, you can purchase tickets from Japanada ( on Tuesday (6-9pm) at Urbana Coffee at 920 Yonge Street, and from JCSA on Saturday (2-5pm) at U of T (see for meeting location details).

For more information, please e-mail  Thank you.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 
Starting at 8:30pm
The Annex WreckRoom
794 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Tickets: $10 at door, $5 in advance