Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016 – Curling With The Canada Japan Society


Experience the thrill of one of the world's oldest and most enjoyable winter sports. Sometimes referred to as the "roarin' game" or "grand old game", curling has long been a display of skill, teamwork and good sportsmanship, highlighted by its presence in the winter olympics. Whether you're completely new to the game or a seasoned veteran, come out and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and good fun at Bayview Golf and Country Club.



We have reserved 2 sheets at the venue and can accommodate a maximum of 16 people. The cost to participate will vary depending on the number of people who show up, but should not exceed $30 per person. The cost includes 30 minutes of instruction, followed by 2 hours of gametime. The club rental manager has asked that all participants wear appropriate clothing and refrain from bringing food or beverages into the curling area. You are recommended to wear layers of loose fitting clothes to allow mobility while keeping warm (the indoor temperature is around 7 degrees). A separate pair of indoor shoes with rubber soles is required to prevent the ice from getting dirty. Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes early so that everyone has enough time to change their shoes and we can begin on time.

Bayview Golf & Country Club
25 Fairway Heights Drive
Thornhill, Ontario
(905) 889-4833


To confirm your attendance for this event, please email MIKE at mike@cjst.ca

For more details about the venue, please refer to the official website:http://www.bayviewclub.com/


February 4th, 2016 - Ichimokukai at Manpuku!

Luckily it’s not as cold as last year, but it’s still February, and there’s no better way to beat the winter chill than to warm up with some great Japanese food, drinks, and fun at the Canada Japan Society’s ICHIMOKUKAI! 



Ichimokukai 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!

Come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
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, November 2, 2015

November 30th, 2015 - The CJS BOUNENKAI Is Coming...With an Okinawan Twist!



The holiday season is fast approaching….and there is no better way to start it off than with the Canada Japan Society’s legendary BOUNENKAI 忘年会 celebration and party on Monday, November 30th! 
Bounenkai literally means “forget the year party” and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the end of another successful year and banish any negative memories you might have of 2015….all while getting you ready for the start of the holiday season! The tradition is said to have begun in Japan during the 15th century during the Muromachi period as gatherings to express thanks. At that time, the parties were known as noukai (great achievement gathering). By the 18th century, they had become known as bounenkai, or year-end parties. Bounenkai is seen as a time for letting one's hair down and not worrying about the everyday work or societal formal, rank or age division relationships that exist…..everyone just comes out to have a good time! 

 The CJS is building on our successful Bounenkai events of years past with this, our largest party of the year. We would love to have you join this event and enjoy an evening of meeting new people with a connection/interest in Japan, reconnecting with those you haven’t seen for a while, informal networking, practicing your English and/or Japanese, learning more about the Canada Japan Society, and most of all…..have a great time!

This year we’re switching things up a bit and adding an OKINAWAN twist to the evening by hosting the event this year at RYOJI RAMEN & IZAKAYA!  Admission includes lots of great Japanese and Okinawan food, drink specials and our ever famous door prizes!

BOUNENKAI
Monday, November 30th, 2015
 6 P.M. to 12 A.M.
RYOJI RAMEN & IZAKAYA
 690 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C1 (just East of Ossington)
 CJS Members and Students $20
 Non-Members $25
 Admission includes lots of great food. Cash Bar. 

We are capping numbers this year at around 100, so IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND YOU MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca!  First come, first served!  We hope to see you there.

November 5th, 2015 - Don't Miss The Last Ichimokukai Of The Year!


Wow…time flies….it’s already almost November and the LAST ICHIMOKUKAI of the year is fast approaching! That’s right…this is the last one of the year as we build toward our long standing, ever famous BOUNENKAI end of year party! Details to be announced soon.
 



Ichimokukai 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!  Come early to ensure a good seat!
 

Ichimokukai
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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
 

 

Friday, October 23, 2015

November, 2015 - JAPANESE MOVIES AT THE TORONTO REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


 
The Canada Japan Society is proud to once again be a sponsor for the TORONTO REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, taking place from November 5 to 15th, 2015. www.reelasian.com

This year we are co-sponsoring THREE J movies with a Japanese theme.

MISS HOKUSAI – Directed by Keiichi Hara, and based on the manga Sarusuberi by Hinako Sugiura, this anime feature is the untold story of artist O-Ei, aka Katsushika Oi, a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father (Katsushika Hokusai ) in the late Edo Period.


Saturday November 7, 2015 @ 9:00 pm  | AGO Jackman Hall
 

BALI BIG BROTHER – Directed by Toshio Lee, and adapted from Sho Kuroiwa’s best seller If You Work Abroad You Can Become a Tycoon, this film is a charming comedy with an all-star cast that transports the audience to the tropical paradise of Bali, while reminding everyone that wealth requires responsibility and happiness is simply a state of mind.



Sunday November 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm     | AGO Jackman Hall
 

INITIATION LOVE Directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko, Initiation Love tells the story of awkward and overweight Yuki Suzuki. Invited as a filler on group date, he meets the pretty and disarmingly forthright Mayu (Maeda Atsuko). After Mayu gifts him a pair of Nikes, Yuki promises to take up running and get in shape…once he does an off-kilter love triangle ensues!


 Thursday November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm              | Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre 
 

CANADA JAPAN SOCIETY members can use promo code “astro19” to save 25% off regular ticket prices (online sales only…NOT valid for “Initiation Love” at the JCCC).  Feel free to use the code for most Reel Asian films you book online.