Upcoming events

    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Japan Foundation, Toronto (2 Bloor St. East, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M4W 1A8)

    This event is organized by the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

    In the early 1970s Japan was in the grip of an “occult boom” that exploded across popular media. This was a fad, but also something more: A popular media theory that tried to come to terms with a new media ecology. The ripple effects could be felt for decades in pop culture, politics, and social movements.

    This talk will outline the occult boom in film and track its roots in a new relationship to media. It will trace its route through media mix zombies, the demise of the student movement and film producers’ conversations with UFOs. Focusing on two basic fantasies of a new kind of connectivity it will follow the logic of the occult film boom to its unexpected catastrophes.

    On Thursday, November 22, Professor Zahlten will be in Montreal to give another talk supported by the Japan Foundation, Toronto, The Electric Ecology: Models of Connectivity in Japan’s Media Century, at Concordia University.

    During October and November, the Japan Foundation Toronto is hosting a film series, DARK & OCCULT Films From Japan. Come get better acquainted with the subject of this talk by watching the occult films of 1970s & 1980s Japan.

    Alexander Zahlten is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His work centers on film and audiovisual culture in East Asia, with a focus on Japan. His recent work touches on topics such as film’s transition from environment to ecology, ‘amateur’ film and media production, or the different modes of media theorization that media cultures produce.

    Recent publications include the co-edited volume Media Theory in Japan (Duke University Press, 2017, with Marc Steinberg) and his monograph The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies (Duke University Press, 2017), which maps the transformations of the film industry in Japan from the 1960s – 2000s.

    Among others he has curated film programs at the German Film Museum or the Japan Society New York. He was Program Director for the Nippon Connection Film Festival, the largest festival for film from Japan, from 2002 to 2010.


    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Torys (79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor, TD South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1N2)

    EVENT NOTICE

    Presentation by Dr. Laura Dawson
    Director, Canada Institute, Wilson Centre

    We are honoured to announce that we will host Dr. Laura Dawson for our next luncheon event. With recent developments on new trade agreements between Canada, US and Japan, the time has never been better to hear perspectives from an expert like Dr. Dawson. We hope to see many of you at the luncheon.

    About the speaker

    Dr. Laura Dawson is Director of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute. Named one of Canada's Top 100 foreign policy influencers by the Hill Times, Dawson is a speaker, writer, and thought leader on Canada-U.S., NAFTA, TPP, and international trade issues. Previously, she served as senior advisor on economic affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa and taught international trade and Canada-U.S. relations at Carleton University. Dr. Dawson continues to serve as an advisor at Dawson Strategic, which provides advice to business on cross-border trade, market access and regulatory issues. She is a Fellow at the MacDonald Laurier Institute, and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Dr. Dawson holds a PhD in political science.

    Details 

    Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
    Location: Torys (79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor, TD South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1N2)
    Cost: Free of charge
    Buffet lunch will be served. 

    How to register: Please email your name, organization, and title to admin@japansocietycanada.com by Thursday, November 29, 2018. Please note this will be first come first serve.

    This event is sponsored by


    We are very pleased to advise that this event is being hosted by The Japan Society sponsored the Japan Foundation Center of Global Partnership and Torys with co-operation of the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto. Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Toronto Office, the Japan Foundation, Toronto, and the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry (Toronto Shokokai).

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

    We would like to invite you to the Annual General Meeting. Please see attached for the Official Notice and Agenda.

    If you cannot attend the meeting, you may appoint a Proxy using the attached form. Please send a signed form by email to admin@japansocietycanada.com or mail it to our office at 157 Adelaide Street West, Suite 604, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 4E7.

    Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting is only open to Members in good standing.

    Please kindly let us know if you wish to attend the meeting. We hope to see many of you there.

    Details
    Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
    Time: 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm (ET)
    Location: Torys (79 Wellington Street West, 33th Floor, TD South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1N2)

    This event is open for Members only.

    Annual General Meeting 2018 Official Notice and Agenda.pdf


    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Toronto Mandarin Ballroom 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto

    This event is organized by Bishop White Committee. 

    40th Annual Bishop White Committee Winter Luncheon

    Women's Rebellion in the Country of the Sun Goddess?
    Women in Contemporary Japan
    with
    Takato Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto


    Photo courtesy Claude Ito

    According to Japanese mythology, the highest-ranking deity in Japan is the Sun Goddess (Amaterasu). The name “Himiko” appears in Chinese historical literature as an ancient female ruler of Japan. Despite occasional appearances of influential female figures in its 2000-year history, Japan today ranks 114th in the latest Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum even though more girls attend universities in Japan than boys. The latest census in Japan shows one out of four men in Japan has never married, and the average number of children per woman is 1.46. In the era of globalization and a rapidly aging society with fewer children being born, what is happening to Japanese women now? What are the political, economic, social and educational conditions of women in Japan and what are the Japanese men doing?

    Our luncheon speaker, Ms.Takako Ito, is the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, and the first woman to be appointed to that role. Consul-General Ito joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan one year before the Equal Employment Act came into law in her country, and in addition to Toronto has been posted to Ottawa, the Japanese Mission to the U.N. in New York, Malaysia and the Japanese mission to ASEAN in Indonesia. Over her career, she has dealt with a wide range of issues including UN policies, regional security issues, human rights, economic partnership agreements, international media, and development assistance. Consul-General Ito is a graduate of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa and was the Canadian female National Kendo Champion (Japanese fencing) in 1987.

    Chinese Luncheon by the chefs of Lai Wah Heen Restaurant.

    Venue: Mandarin Ballroom, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto

    Tickets: $100.00/person
    (incl. HST and Gratuities) with tax receipt for maximum allowable portion.

    Proceeds of the Bishop White Committee programs will benefit the East Asian section of the

    Royal Ontario Museum.

    Reserving ticket:

    https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/40th-annual-bishop-white-committee-winter-luncheon

    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Huron University College (1349 Western Rd, London, Ontario N6G 1H3)

    Japan Bowl is a Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students.

    The Japan Bowl Ontario is not an exam - it's an incredibly fun game show. The competition will measure your knowledge of Japanese language, culture, society, daily life, history, geography and current events.

    Participants compete as members of 3-person teams. There will be a preliminary round in the morning and a final round in the afternoon.

    Topic of Questions and the Format are available here:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XFisAPfz3c4uPsAQ_R_qGevAJBLond7E

    Entry will be opened shortly. There will be cultural performances, networking lunch, gifts and more. There will be travel allowance for students under some conditions. The details will be announced in the due course.

    Come join us for a fun day and we hope we see many of you at the event!

    Please stand by for more information!

    For sponsorship opportunities, please contact admin@japansocietycanada.com.


Past events

05 Oct 2018 Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan
24 Sep 2018 WHERE IS THE USA IN ASIA? WASHINGTON CSIS SENIOR ASIA VP MIKE GREEN TALKS ABOUT "BY MORE THAN PROVIDENCE: GRAND STRATEGY AND AMERICAN POWER IN THE ASIA PACIFIC SINCE 1783"
14 Aug 2018 The 25th Annual Ambassador's Cup Golf Tournament
20 Jul 2018 The Third Murder Screening at TIFF Bell LightBox
18 Jul 2018 Coffee Life & Work in Japan
22 Jun 2018 RANDALL OKITA’S THE LOCKPICKER Film screening in Toronto
21 Jun 2018 Professional Networking Event
21 Jun 2018 Japan’s Retail Power Market Seminar
13 Jun 2018 Networking Reception for Big Data x AI Industry
11 Jun 2018 Toronto Japanese Film Festival: The Third Murder
11 Jun 2018 THE POWER OF IDEAS: THE RISING INFLUENCE OF THINKERS AND THINK TANKS IN CHINA
06 Jun 2018 A Friend In Deed: Lu Xun, Uchiyama Kanzō, and the Intellectual World of Shanghai on the Eve of War
27 May 2018 22st Consul-General Cup Shokokai Charity Golf Tournament
10 May 2018 Japan-Canada Innovation Partnership Forum
21 Apr 2018 HIROSHIMA KENJINKAI SHINBOKUKAI
10 Apr 2018 Reflections on Kakehashi 2018: Bridging Canada and Japan for the Future
03 Apr 2018 TIAN XIA AND THE EVOLUTION OF CHINESE LEADERSHIP: FORMER NEW YORK TIMES ASIA CORRESPONDENT HOWARD FRENCH ON HIS BOOK “EVERYTHING UNDER THE HEAVENS"
28 Mar 2018 Member Only - Special Reception Invitation Celebrating the Year of Japan
10 Mar 2018 Japan Bowl Ontario 2018
08 Mar 2018 150 Years After the Meiji Restoration--Japanʼs Global Engagement Then and Now
05 Mar 2018 Geopolitics and Security Shifts in East Asia — Perspective From Japan
03 Mar 2018 YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS
22 Feb 2018 Japan’s Foreign Policy & Japan-Canada Relations
22 Feb 2018 YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED
09 Feb 2018 Security Cooperation in East Asia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States
07 Feb 2018 ARTISTRY IN SILK: THE KIMONO OF ITCHIKU KUBOTA
31 Jan 2018 Being a doctor in Japan: From the everyday to the extraordinary
29 Jan 2018 Presentation by Mr. Yuzo Kano, Representative Director, Japan Blockchain Association
26 Jan 2018 Toronto Shokokai New Year's Reception 2018
12 Dec 2017 Professional Networking Event
30 Nov 2017 Innovation and Economic Growth in Japan: Firm-Level Approach
29 Nov 2017 ESCAPE VELOCITY? HOW TO OVERCOME SECULAR STAGNATION IN JAPAN AND ABROAD
09 Nov 2017 Dear Etranger 幼な子われらに生まれ
02 Nov 2017 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Handbook – Born in Japan, Flourishing around the World
18 Oct 2017 Paper-Cutting performance by renowned artist Hayashiya Imamaru
15 Oct 2017 Ottawa Welcomes the World
03 Oct 2017 U. S. ECONOMIC STRATEGY IN ASIA IN THE TRUMP ERA: FROM PIVOT TO ABOUT-FACE?
02 Oct 2017 Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan
30 Sep 2017 Japonica@Momiji
22 Sep 2017 Dismantling Japanese Developmentalism
21 Sep 2017 Film Screening: Ryuichi Hirokawa: Human Battlefield
03 Sep 2017 50th Anniversary Banquet Japanese Canadian Baseball League
15 Aug 2017 The 24th Annual Ambassador's Cup Golf Tournament
24 Jun 2017 Support Our Kids Lakeside Charity Dinner
18 Jun 2017 Toronto Japanese Film Festival Shin Godzilla
11 Jun 2017 Toronto Japanese Film Festival Midnight Diner
31 May 2017 Road of Song and Dance – Women seeking Pure Land in Medieval Japan
03 May 2017 Update on Canadian Energy Industry 2017
27 Apr 2017 SIT DOWN COMEDY WITH KATSURA SUNSHINE
27 Apr 2017 Canadian International Documentary Festival
07 Apr 2017 Nagata Shachu's 18th Annual Concert
30 Mar 2017 JCCC's March Movie Night: The Long Excuse
25 Mar 2017 Momiji Bazaar 2017
21 Mar 2017 Fostering Ontario-Japan Economic Relations
17 Mar 2017 THE AGE OF THREE EMPERORS: THE DIRECTION OF US FOREIGN POLICY AND THE FUTURE OF US-JAPAN RELATIONS
10 Mar 2017 Green Japan: Combining Technological Innovation, Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability.
03 Mar 2017 Does Privacy Exist in the Age of Big Data?
01 Mar 2017 Geimaruza
24 Feb 2017 Perspective on the Canada-Japan relationship
12 Feb 2017 Rakugo Japanese Traditional Storytelling Performance
24 Jan 2017 38th Annual Bishop White Committee Winter Luncheon
20 Jan 2017 SHOKOKAI 60th Anniversary 2017 New Year's Reception
17 Jan 2017 Is TPP Dead or Alive?
22 Nov 2016 THE AGE OF DISRUPTION
06 Oct 2016 Abenomics: Has it Worked? Will it Fail?
15 Sep 2016 JETRO's OSAKA INDUSTRY SEMINAR - Corporate Growth Opportunities
18 Aug 2016 23rd Ambassador's Cup Golf Tournament

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