Tuesday, April 23, 2019

May 2nd, 2019 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

May’s IMK will feature musical performances by musicians Hiro Suzuki and Celine Tsai. They will be performing jazz and pop covers.


Hiro Suzuki is a jazz guitarist born in Kanagawa, Japan. He began playing guitar at age 13, and started drums at 15. During college, he played in the orchestra pit for several musicals, including Hairspray and Bye Bye Birdie. After winning a jazz competition for college students in Tokyo (2012), he taught guitar at Kurosawa Music School for over 3 years. He currently performs and teaches in Toronto.

Celine Tsai is a singer and actor from Vancouver. She began singing in choral and jazz groups as a child, and formally studied Musical Theatre Performance at Sheridan College in Oakville. Celine is the 2018 winner of the Syd & Shirley Banks Prize, an esteemed musical theatre prize awarded to two emerging performers every year. She starred as Belle in YPT’s 2017-2018 production of Beauty and the Beast, and was a featured vocalist at the Musical Stage Company’s Uncovered concert series. In 2014, Celine released an EP of five original songs. TV/film credits include: In the Dark (CW), Ready or Not (Fox), Love Alaska (Brainpower), My Perfect Romance (Brainpower), Stealing School (Li Dong), Mayday (Discovery), Rising Suns (NTDTV), Flint (Sony), and How to Buy a Baby (CBC). Celine wrote and directed the 2018 short films Everbliss and Picking Things Up. In her spare time, Celine coaches English pronunciation and studies Japanese.

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.
We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
6-10 pm
Manpuku
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, April 22, 2019

May 14th, 2019 - CJS Axe Throwing

Back by popular demand, CJS is having its 2nd Axe Throwing event. This is a sport somewhat sort of remotely similar to throwing darts in the sense you want to hit the bullseye, except instead of darts, it's with axes, so it's waaaay more fun!! 😜

BATL - Backyard Axe Throwing League is the original Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto. What started in a backyard in 2006, is now an 11-location operation all across North America. This CJS event will be held at the Toronto-East location at

33 Villiers Street (647-793-6410)
http://batlgrounds.com/axe-throwing-toronto-east/

Tues May 14, 2019
7pm - 9:30pm

BATL’s axe throwing events last 2 – 2.5 hours, and are led by coaches. The event will begin with approximately 30 minutes of practice on private targets before starting a group tournament to crown a champion.

Price will be $40.67 per person (tax included). Please RSVP by sending E-Transfer to sam@cjst.ca by May 6 @ 8pm. Use password: "canjapaxe".

Please note: Closed toe shoes are mandatory. Sandals and flip flops are not permitted. High heels are not recommended. Wearing a comfortable, loose fitting top that doesn't restrict arm or upper body movement is recommended. Lumberjack shirts recommended.

Monday, April 1, 2019

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

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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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cjs-presents-ted-goossen-talk-tickets-59415239581

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: http://jftor.org/about-us/privacy-social-media-scent-policies/#scentfree

Sincerely,

Mike Oetlinger
CJS Communications Director
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

April 4th, 2019 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.
We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
6-10 pm
Manpuku
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

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

March 7th, 2019 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

March's Ichimokukai will feature the return of our media swap event. If you have any books, CDs, or other media you think someone might enjoy (e.g. Japanese language textbooks, magazines, etc.) please bring them with you.

We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
6-10 pm
Manpuku
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