Monday, April 1, 2019

CJS Presents: TED (Goossen) Talk - April 18th, 2019


Hello, everyone. Please join us Thursday, April 18th as the Canada Japan Society, in partnership with the Japan Foundation of Toronto, presents a talk with York University professor Ted Goossen entitled, Olympic Dreams: Tokyo Real and Imagined, from 1964 to 2020. A look at Tokyo's evolution over 50+ years, as portrayed in film and literature.

In this talk, Prof. Goossen will explore the city of Tokyo and the symbolism of the Olympics of 1964 and, again, of 2020. He will include references to works by the two Murakamis, Coin-Locker Babies (Ryu), and The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World (Haruki), as well as the anime Akira.

Theodore (Ted) Goossen is Professor of Humanities at York University in Toronto, Canada, a founding member of the Department of Contemporary Literary Studies at the University of Tokyo, and a co-founder of the Canada Japan Society. He has translated many Japanese authors including Hiromi Kawakami, Yukio Mishima, and Haruki Murakami and is editor of The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories and co-editor of Monkey Business International, the first Japanese literary magazine to be made available in an English version.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2019
Time: 6 PM - 9 PM
Location: The Japan Foundation of Toronto (2 Bloor St E 3FL, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8)
Cost: Free

***Although there is no cost to attend this event, tickets must be reserved in advance from the eventbrite page here:

Please note, due to the health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, The Japan Foundation, Toronto has instituted a scent-free policy to provide a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors. For more details, please refer to:


Mike Oetlinger
CJS Communications Director

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