Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ontario Investment and Trade Centre (OITC) 35F, 250 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

    This event is organized by Ontario Ministry of International Trade.

    In April 2016, the Japanese electricity market was fully opened to retail-level competition. This brought significant change to one of the largest power market in the world (18 trillion Yen or C$212billion - bigger than de-regulated market in U.S.A) that had previously been dominated by 10 power utilities, each of which had held a regional monopoly over retail electricity sales.

    Since then, 400+ new Japanese companies and a number of foreign companies have registered to become electricity retailers, and 13% of households have changed their electricity suppliers.

    Given the size of the Japanese electricity market and the relatively high electricity prices in Japan, further interest in the market from foreign electricity retailers is expected.

    Ontario Ministry of International Trade has invited speakers from Kanden System Solutions Co., Inc. (KSS), an affiliate company of Kansai Electric Power, the second largest utility in Japan, to explain about opportunities in Japan’s retail electricity market, and to answer questions regarding market entry.

    Ontario companies (utilities, smart grid and IT services who have interest in the Japanese power retail market are invited to the seminar.

    AGENDA

    09:00-09:30 Registration / Networking (with light breakfast)
    09:30-09:35 Opening Remarks
    09:35-09:45 Remarks by MaRS Advanced Energy Centre
    09:45-10:45 Japanese electricity market and opportunities
    10:45-10:55 Networking break
    10:55-11:20 Service that KSS provides
    11:20-11:30 Service that Export Services Branch provides

    TO RSVP: https://www.appmybizaccount.gov.on.ca/sodp/osb/public/eform?formNumber=009-EVENTREG-E&lang=en&eventId=CMP-02874-K7J0Q9

    Registration is free but please RSVP by June 15, 2018
    Questions? Contact wenbo.pan@ontario.ca or 416-433-4992


    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Koyoi (2 Irwin Ave, Toronto, ON M4Y 1K9)

    Professional Networking Event
    It's Beer Garden season!



    Copyrights © Kanemitsusangyo.

    Join us in celebrating the arrival of the Summer, Japanese style!

    The Japan Society's new Professional Networking Party is back since Bonenkai (Year end party in December). We wish this networking event will provide opportunity for you to meet new people and old friends as well as new ideas that eventually help building your career or personal goals. 

    We're hosting this event with dot To dot, a Japanese networking group for professionals. The venue is limited to 40 people, but we hope to see a great mix of group at the event!

    About dot To dot

    dot To dot started as a small gathering amongst Japanese professionals in Toronto in 2012. Their mandate is to bring people together to create new values and positive effects to the Japanese community in Toronto/Canada. Since then, they've been regularly organizing business networking events.

    Who should attend?

    This event is open for all professionals, especially with connection to Japan. YOU are especially encouraged to attend if you have any experience in Japan, working at Japanese company, or anyone who is interested in developing career in Japanese organizations! Speaking Japanese isn't mandatory as most participants are bilingual. 

    Event Details

    Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Time: Starts at 7:00 pm
    Venue: Koyoi (2 Irwin Ave, Toronto, ON M4Y 1K9)
    Cost for food $35 (Cash only. Includes tax and tip. Cash bar.)

    Please bring your business cards!

    How to register
    Please email your name, organization, and title to admin@japansocietycanada.com by Monday, June 18, 2018.

    We are very pleased to advise that this presentation is being co-hosted by The Japan Society and dot To dot!


    • 22 Jun 2018
    • 6:45 PM
    • TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5)

    RANDALL OKITA’S EVOCATIVE FEATURE FILM 
    THE LOCKPICKER
    SCREENS IN TORONTO, CALGARY, AND VANCOUVER


    Screenings to feature special Q&As and panel discussions on issues of youth suicide prevention, with Okita in attendance

    Toronto, ON - June 13, 2018 - Canadian artist and filmmaker Randall Okita’s multi-award winning feature debut, The Lockpicker is coming to big screens in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary for special one-night-only screenings.

    Filmed in actual Toronto classrooms over the span of two school years with a cast of non-professional teenagers in key roles, this intimate coming-of-age drama follows high school student Hashi (Keigian Umi Tang) as he struggles to maintain a state of calm in the wake of the sudden suicide of his friend. When people close to him are victimized by violence, he is forced to choose between fighting back and becoming what he fears, or leaving behind everyone and everything he knows.

    Screening details

    Toronto: June 22 at 6:45 PM at TIFF Bell Lightbox, followed by a Q&A session with Okita discussing the film’s powerful themes and its deeply personal connection;

    Calgary: July 13 at 7 PM at The Globe Theatre, followed by a Q&A with Okita;

    Vancouver: July 17 at 6:30 PM at Vancity Theatre, followed by a panel discussion featuring Okita in conversation with experts in the field of youth care and suicide prevention.

    In 2016, The Lockpicker received the Canadian Academy’s inaugural John Dunning Discovery Award and in 2015, Okita was the recipient of the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award with a cash prize of $50,000, which made the production of The Lockpicker possible.

    Okita is an award-winning Canadian artist and filmmaker whose work employs sculpture, physically challenging performances and stuntwork, and rich cinematography. He is currently in production on The Book of Distance, an international, multi-generational room-scale virtual reality project with the National Film Board of Canada. Later this year, a collection of Okita’s original artwork, including large-scale sculptures and interactive installations featured in some of his films will be on display at the Prince Takamado Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

    Okita’s list of celebrated film works include The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer, Portrait as a Random Act of Violence, Machine with Wishbone and No Contract. His films have been broadcast on television and screened internationally, and he has won awards from film festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, L.A. Shorts Fest, and the Winnipeg International Film Festival.

    For tickets and information, please visit:

    Toronto: www.tiff.net

    Calgary: www.globecinema.ca

    Vancouver: www.viff.org


    • 14 Aug 2018
    • Glen Abbey Golf Club (1333 Dorval Dr, Oakville, ON L6M 4G2)

    The 25th Annual Ambassador's Cup Golf Tournament
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    At Glen Abbey Golf Club

    The year 2018 is a very special year for the Japan Society as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada as well The Japan Society's 25th Annual Ambassador's Cup Golf Tournament. We are excited to announce that this year's Ambassador's Cup will be on Tuesday, August 14 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville.

    We are grateful that both Mr. Don Campbell and Mr. Dave McKechnie will be Honorary Chairs. This year, Ms. Takako Ito, the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto has agreed to join to celebrate the double milestone. As in the past, you have a chance to win two Air Canada's Executive First Class Tickets to Japan. We are also proud to have Honda, Manulife and Toyota as major sponsors of this tournament.

    At early stage of registration, we are soliciting participants as well as sponsors/prize donors. Please find information on how you can do so in the attached files. Please contact the office for any questions or ideas.

    With many thanks and warmest best wishes for your golfing experience,

    Ben and Asami

    Event details and Registration

    Your registration fee includes lunch, reception, dinner, golf with cart, drinks, a memorial booklet, and prizes from our Sponsors to win many prizes including a chance to:


    Tournament Day Schedule

     Registration and Lunch 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
     Shotgun Start  1:30 pm
     Reception 6:00 pm
     Dinner and Awards 7:00 pm

    Foursom
    $1,400+HST$182 = $1,582
    Individual Participant $350+HST$45 = $395
    Reception & Dinner Only $150+HST$19.50 = $169.50

    Registration Form 2018.pdf
    Deadline for reservation July 14, 2018
    Payment Deadline July 31, 2018

    Sponsorship Information 2018.pdf

    SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS



Past events

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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