Friday, October 23, 2015


The Canada Japan Society is proud to once again be a sponsor for the TORONTO REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, taking place from November 5 to 15th, 2015.

This year we are co-sponsoring THREE J movies with a Japanese theme.

MISS HOKUSAI – Directed by Keiichi Hara, and based on the manga Sarusuberi by Hinako Sugiura, this anime feature is the untold story of artist O-Ei, aka Katsushika Oi, a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father (Katsushika Hokusai ) in the late Edo Period.

Saturday November 7, 2015 @ 9:00 pm  | AGO Jackman Hall

BALI BIG BROTHER – Directed by Toshio Lee, and adapted from Sho Kuroiwa’s best seller If You Work Abroad You Can Become a Tycoon, this film is a charming comedy with an all-star cast that transports the audience to the tropical paradise of Bali, while reminding everyone that wealth requires responsibility and happiness is simply a state of mind.

Sunday November 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm     | AGO Jackman Hall

INITIATION LOVE Directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko, Initiation Love tells the story of awkward and overweight Yuki Suzuki. Invited as a filler on group date, he meets the pretty and disarmingly forthright Mayu (Maeda Atsuko). After Mayu gifts him a pair of Nikes, Yuki promises to take up running and get in shape…once he does an off-kilter love triangle ensues!

 Thursday November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm              | Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre 

CANADA JAPAN SOCIETY members can use promo code “astro19” to save 25% off regular ticket prices (online sales only…NOT valid for “Initiation Love” at the JCCC).  Feel free to use the code for most Reel Asian films you book online.

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