Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 29, 2013: Lecture on Japan-China Relations

The Japan Society, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Consulate-General of Japan are proud to present a lecture by Dr. Akio Takahara, "Domestic Factors in China's External Policy: The Case of Japan-China Relations" on Tuesday, October 29th at the offices of McMillan LLP.

Dr. Akio Takahara is Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo, Secretary-General of the New Japan-China Friendship 21st Century Committee and Senior Researcher at Tokyo Foundation.

This presentation will discuss key domestic factors shaping China's current external policy, including intensive debates over the necessity and content of economic and policitcal reforms and people's dissatisfaction and anxiety about the flip side of China's rapid growth. Also to be discussed will be the situation over the Senkaku Islands, China's approach towards Japan over them and how the world should react to it.

If you are interested in attending this presentation, please RSVP to one of Ben Ciprietti, The Japan Society (, Christine Nakamura, The Asia Pacific Foundation ( or Rui Umezawa, Consulate General of Japan (

This lecture will take place at the offices of McMillan LLP on October 29 (11:45-12:30 reception, 12:30-13:00 lecture, 13:00-13:30 Q&A session).


Tuesday, October 29, 2013
11:45-12:30 reception

12:30-13:00 lecture
13:00-13:30 Q&A session
Offices of McMillan LLP
44th floor, Bay/Wellington Tower
Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street
Toronto, ON

RSVP required - see above for information

Monday, October 21, 2013

November 6, 2013: CJS presents "The Kirishima Thing" at the Reel Asian Film Festival

The CJS is proud to continue our support of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival with a showing of Daihachi Yoshida’s award- winning “The Kirishima Thing” (桐島、部活やめるってよ) on November 6th.

Based on the best-selling novel by Ryo Asai (2010), The Kirishima Thing tackles the subject of high school hierarchies and the experience of living in a tightly controlled social environment. Beautifully acted, written, and directed, the film received both the Best Film of the Year and Best Director awards at the Japanese Academy Awards in 2012.

CJS members and friends can use PROMO CODE: toronto17 to save 25% off regular ticket prices at (valid until Nov 5; online sales only).

We hope to see you there!

The Kirishima Thing (Japanese w/ English Subtitles)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
AGO - Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada

October 31, 2013: HaJJJoweeN 2013 (Presented by JCSA/JAVA/Japanada/CJS/JETAA)

On Thursday, October 31, 2013, the biggest Japanese-Canadian party of the year is taking place!  It's "HaJJJoweeN 2013", a Hallowe'en party at the Annex WreckRoom in downtown Toronto.

Last year's event attracted over 500 people and in the last two years this event helped raised over $6000 of donations for the JCCC Tohoku Earthquake Fund.

Wear your craziest, funniest or scariest costumes to the WreckRoom, which is conveniently located 1 minute from Bathurst Station. There will be a DJ playing Top 40, R&B and Hip Hop and a costume contest at 11pm with prizes to be given out.

Come out for a great night and find out what HaJJJoweeN is all about! Everyone 19 years of age and older (photo ID is an absolute must) is welcome!

Buy tickets online:

*Early bird tickets: $5
Advance tickets: $10
Tickets at the door: $15

You can also purchase tickets in person at the following events:
October 22nd @ Japanada - "TOP TEA" 768 Yonge Street, Toronto (7-10 pm)
October 26th @ JCSA: Room OI2279, 252 Bloor St W, Toronto (3-5 pm)
October 29th @ Japanada - "TOP TEA" 768 Yonge Street, Toronto (7-10 pm)

This event is organized by JCSA, JAVA, Japanada, CJS and JETAA

HaJJJoweeN 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Annex WreckRoom
794 Bathurst Street, Toronto (across from main entrance to Bathurst subway station)
Doors open at 8:30pm
Adults only (19 years+, photo ID required)
No one on JCSA/JAVA "blacklist" will be permitted to enter
See above for ticket information