Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Gallery 345 345 Sorauren Avenue Toronto ON M6R 2G5

    For friends of music, we are happy to announce Hiroko-san's concert in Toronto!

    Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 pm
    Tickets: $30/$10 Student (Cash only at the door)
    Purchase advance tickets on Eventbrite
    Reserve tickets at info@gallery345.com

    Chicago-based musicians Hiroko Nagahata (pianist) and Alexa Muhly (cellist), known together as Irving Artists, released their self-produced album Irving  on October 9, 2019. The album will be available for purchase on CD and download from CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon.com. Self-released through their own Six Corner Records, Irving Artists functions as a chamber group with a ‘flexible format’.

    Program
    J. S. Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in G Major, BMV 1027
    Robert Schumann:  Fantasiestucke op. 73

    Intermission

    Cassado: Prelude from Suite for Solo Cello
    Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Prelude in D Major Op. 23 No. 4  for solo Piano
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise for Cello and Piano
    Antonin Dvorak:  Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 2I 

    Cellist ALEXA MUHLY holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. She has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, and Lithuania, and is an active orchestral and chamber musician in the Chicago area. She was principal cellist of the Kalamazoo Symphony for three seasons, and has served as principal cellist for the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. In addition to performing music from the cello’s traditional repertoire, Muhly also enjoys championing music by living composers, and she was the cellist for the Michigan-based contemporary music ensemble Opus 21, winner of the 2006 CMA/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award. Performance highlights included an invitation to appear on the Carnegie Presents series with internationally renowned American composer and pianist Frederic Rzewski, and a performance for Chamber Music America’s national conference. 

    A native of Japan, HIROKO NAGAHATA (hirokopiano.webs.com) has performed internationally for solo and chamber music. She was a Special Presentation Award winner of the Artists International Audition and made her New York solo recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2009. She has accompanied renowned organizations such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Choirs of America, and Chinese Fine Arts Society among many others. Nagahata received a Doctor of Music Degree from Michigan State University, a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Kobe College. 


    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Mississauga City Hall, C Banquets, 12th Floor (300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1)

    Join us for an exciting and unique opportunity to meet Kenjiro Monji, former ambassador of Japan to Canada, and his team of four delegates from a variety of backgrounds. This special program offers attendees a chance to engage in dialogue with the ambassador and his delegation as a way of building friendship between our two nations.

    The Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan program aims to further develop the Japan Canada relationship by increasing understanding of Japan in Canada via grassroots exchange. Supported by the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan, teams of Japanese citizens from all walks of life, led by former high ranking Japanese diplomats, travel to Canada to share their perspectives and engage in open discussion with members of local communities. Each delegate will deliver a presentation about a distinctive aspect of Japan based on their own unique expertise in the public or private sector.

    Kenjiro Monji, Delegation Leader

    Former diplomat Kenjiro Monji has served mainly in the areas of treaties, national security, and cultural exchange in such posts as Deputy Director General of the Treaties Bureau 2003 Director General for International Affairs at the Ministry of Defense 2004 and Director General for Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2008 He has held ambassadorial posts in Iraq 2007 Qatar 2010 at UNESCO 2013 and in Canada 2015 Ambassador Monji continues to promote soft power diplomacy in such areas as pop culture and Japanese sake, and is one of 78 people worldwide nominated by the Japan Sake Brewers Association Junior Council to receive the title of “Sake Samurai He is currently a Senior Advisor at Fujitsu Limited.

    Keita Kakehashi

    ・Corporate Officer and HR Director for Asia and key global HR projects at Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest glass manufacturers
    ・Eight year secondment to offices in the U.S. states of Kentucky and New York
    ・Currently chairs an Inclusion & Diversity steering committee

    Speech title: Japanese manufacturing sector personnel: World class capabilities and how to make the most of them

    Miho Kurosaki

    ・Head of Japan and Korea Research for Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    ・Has served as a committee member on the Climate Change Advisory Panel for Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Speech title: Japan’s climate resiliency


    Jonathan Berkshire Miller

    ・Holds the concurrent roles of Distinguished Fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Senior Fellow with the Asian Forum Japan, and Senior Fellow with the East West Institute
    ・Currently a Senior Fellow with the Japan Institute of International Affairs and also Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the Ottawa based MacDonald Laurier Institute

    Speech title: Japan’s regional diplomatic and security environment

    Saki Matsunaka

    ・A second year medical science student at Fukui University, located close to her hometown of Tsuruga a city also known as the “Port of Humanity”
    ・Attended study programs in Wisconsin and at the University of Kansas

    Speech title: The wonderful small town city of Tsuruga, Japan

    Details

    Date: Thursday, October 31st, 2019
    Time: Noon to 2:00 pm (ET) Registration opens at 11:30 am
    Location: Mississauga City Hall, C Banquets, 12th Floor (300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1)
    Cost: Free of charge
    Buffet lunch and drinks will be served.

    How to register: Please email your name, organization, and title to admin@japansocietycanada.com by Thursday, October 24th, 2019.

    Parking instruction: City Hall is located on the corner of Duke of York Blvd. and City Centre Dr. Paid underground parking is available at $1.00 per hour. Entrance is south bound access only off of Duke of York Blvd.


    We are very pleased to advise that this presentation is being hosted by The Japan Society, the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, and City of Mississauga with the cooperation from the Japan External Trade Organization, Toronto (JETRO), The Japan Foundation, Toronto, the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry (Toronto Shokokai), and the Canada–Japan Society.


    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 2025 Logistics Drive, Mississauga, ON L5S 1Z9 (CAE entrance, facing main road)

    For Members Only
    Special visit to CAE Toronto Training Centre

      

    The Japan Society and CAE would like to invite you to take part in a day of pilot training and flights in a simulator. CAE is the training partner of choice for aviation professionals, airlines, large fleet operators, and aircraft manufacturers worldwide. With 50+ training locations across the globe including Japan, CAE has the largest civil aviation network in the world.

    CAE Toronto Training Centre for civil aviation has been located near Pearson International Airport since 2003 and has grown from 4 simulators to a current 17 simulators with a building partner, Air Canada.

    Details

    Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

    Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Location: 2025 Logistics Drive, Mississauga, ON L5S 1Z9 (CAE entrance, facing main road)

    Cost: $50 including HST Light lunch will be provided. Please contact any dietary requests.

    Capacity: 8 Members

    Please email your name, organization, and title to admin@japansocietycanada.com by Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.

    We are very pleased to advise that this event is being hosted by The Japan Society and CAE.


    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (6 Garamond Court Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5)

    This event is organized by the Japanese Restaurant Association of Canada (JRAC).


    Once again this year, Washoku Matsuri will assemble some of the top Japanese chefs in Canada to personally serve you authentic signature Japanese dishes that have captivated foodies and culinary experts alike. Due to the huge success last year, we are again for a 2nd year in a row proud to partner with one of Japan's legendary prefectures: EHIME. Ehime translates to "Lovely Princess". With its coastline protected by the Seto in-land sea, Ehime is famous for its superior quality seafood, delicious fruits and beverages that are of premium quality. The chefs of JRAC will showcase Ehime's beautiful and delicious natural bounty to all in attendance.

    As part of the evening, you will also enjoy a fantastic line-up of premium Japanese sakes, shochu and beers to pair with the unforgettable experience of amazing Japanese cuisine and traditional Japanese entertainment. In addition to the drink tokens included in your ticket purchase, one can also purchase additional beverages from each vendor in the Drinks area.

    Throughout the evening there will be cooking demonstrations featuring, "the Cutting of a Whole TUNA", introductions of key Japanese ingredients and spectacular cooking techniques. Expressing the connection between food and culture in Japan and health benefits of Washoku cuisine. Supporting these chefs as part of the JRAC fundraising efforts will deepen the understanding of authentic Japanese food and culture in Toronto, which supports new programs and educational seminars to culinary students and diners alike.

    We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 Washoku Matsuri!

    **To select table seating on venue map please purchase tickets on the DESKTOP version of eventbrite (not MOBILE)**

    ** Regrettably, we cannot accept special meal requests. **

    For more information: https://www.jrac.ca/news-washoku-2019

    Questions please email: info@jrac.ca

    JRAC


    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Fasken (Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 2400, Toronto, ON, M5H 2T6)

    Celebrating 90 years of relationship
    The Future of Canada-Japan Relations in a Shifting Global Landscape


    Honourable Perrin Beatty

    Mr. Beatty will discuss the state of Canada-Japan relations, and the opportunities for deepening the political and business relationship between the two countries. This includes helping companies increase trade and investment flows through the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Mr. Beatty will also discuss the outcomes of Japan’s G-20 Presidency this year, and the work of the business community through the Business-20, to enhance the strength of the global economy.

    About Honourable Perrin Beatty

    Details
    Date: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
    Time: Noon to 2:00 pm (ET) Registration opens at 11:45 am
    Location: Fasken (Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 2400, Toronto, ON, M5H 2T6)
    Cost: Member $50 and Non-member $60
    Please pay your fee at the door. Payment methods: Cash, cheque, or credit card
    Buffet lunch and drinks will be served.

    How to register: Please email your name, organization, and title to admin@japansocietycanada.com by Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.

    This even is organized by:
       

    We are very pleased to advise that this presentation is being hosted by The Japan Society and Fasken with the cooperation from the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, the Japan External Trade Organization, Toronto (JETRO), the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry (Toronto Shokokai), and the Canada–Japan Society.

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre) 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

    PRESENTED BY WAE


    JOE HISAISHI IN CONCERT

    The world-renowned Japanese composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi makes his impressive first appearance in Toronto in 2020!

    Joe Hisaishi is the musical mastermind behind the scores of numerous films. This symphonic concert celebrates his long and fruitful collaboration with the master of animated cinema, Hayao Miyazaki.

    This performance will take place at Meridian Hall, formerly the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

    Use promo code 123JOE for access to the pre-sale. To purchase tickets by phone, please call 1.855.872.7669.

    Program

    Joe Hisaishi: The East Land Symphony
    Intermission
    Joe Hisaishi: mládí for Piano and Strings
    I. Summer
    II. HANA-BI
    III. Kid's Return
    Joe Hisaishi: Spirited Away Suite

    Official website: https://www.tso.ca/concert/joe-hisaishi-concert

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07 Oct 2019 Finding Unicorns: Insights from SoftBank’s Global Tech Scout
25 Sep 2019 Designing with Humans in Mind
20 Sep 2019 Luncheon seminar with Ambassador of Japan to Canada
24 Aug 2019 Gala Dinner Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Relations
21 Aug 2019 The 26th Annual Ambassador's Cup Golf Tournament
09 Jul 2019 Japanese Garden Lecture with Hugo Torii
26 Jun 2019 Japan-Canada trade update: CPTPP and the international trade policy landscape
16 May 2019 Presentation by Mr. Goldy Hyder CEO and President of the Business Council of Canada
08 May 2019 Prospects for Japan's G20 Osaka Summit: A Symposium
25 Mar 2019 The Asian Development Bank Business Opportunities Fair in Manila
17 Mar 2019 Heartbeat of Japan: New Traditions of the Japanese Drum
09 Mar 2019 The 2nd Japan Bowl Ontario
07 Mar 2019 Democracy in Asia: Building Sustainable Institutions and Practices in Turbulent Times
14 Feb 2019 CPTPP: EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS HORIZONS
04 Feb 2019 International Financial Institution (IFI) Workshop and Boot camp 2019
31 Jan 2019 40th Annual Bishop White Committee Winter Luncheon
27 Jan 2019 Japanese New Yerar’s Festival 2019
25 Jan 2019 2019 SHOKOKAI New Year's Reception
18 Jan 2019 2019 JETAA Toronto Career Roundtable: New Year, New You!
11 Dec 2018 Generating Innovation with Japan Series
06 Dec 2018 Professional Networking Event
06 Dec 2018 Annual General Meeting 2018
06 Dec 2018 Business Competitiveness in the Trump Neighborhood
03 Dec 2018 Kent E. Calder on his Book, Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan
21 Nov 2018 CONNECTION & CATASTROPHE: Media Theory and the Occult Film Boom in Japan
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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
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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
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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
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22 Feb 2018 YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED
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29 Jan 2018 Presentation by Mr. Yuzo Kano, Representative Director, Japan Blockchain Association
26 Jan 2018 Toronto Shokokai New Year's Reception 2018
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21 Sep 2017 Film Screening: Ryuichi Hirokawa: Human Battlefield
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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
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24 Feb 2017 Perspective on the Canada-Japan relationship
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