Monday, March 16, 2015

March 27, 2015: CJS March Movie Night is "The Magic Hour"

The Canada Japan Society returns on Friday, March 27th to the Windup Bird Cafe for another Movie Night with a showing of the acclaimed comedy, THE MAGIC HOUR.

The Magic Hour is an homage to 1930’s and 1940’s Hollywood screwball comedies directed by Koki Mitani, the director of Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997) and The Wow-Choten Hotel (2006). The story takes place in a town that seems like a movie set, where a nightclub manager runs afoul of a local yakuza boss. He will do anything not to end up at the bottom of the ocean… and hilarity ensues!

Admission is FREE, but in return we kindly ask that you support our hosts by ordering some of their wonderful food and drink, courtesy of award-winning chef Yumiko Kobayashi. 

PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca.  No RSVP, no entry.

Hope to see you there!

THE MAGIC HOUR (2008)
Japanese with English Subtitles
Director: Koki Mitani
Starring: Kôichi Satô, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu
Friday, March 27th, 2015
Doors Open at 9:00 pm
Windup Bird Cafe
382 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1S7
(North side of College Street, east of Bathurst)
FREE admission
GUESTS MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca to attend

Sincerely,
Lisa Houston
CJS Communications Director
www.cjst.ca


Thursday, February 26, 2015

March 5, 2015: Join us at Ichimoku-kai (IMK)


Yup - it's still cold and snowy outside, which means... you guessed it! The best place to be is inside - at the cozy and lively Ichimoku-kai (IMK)! Join us on Thursday, March 5th at Manpuku Japanese Restaurant for a great evening of cultural exchange, "oishii" Japanese food and drinks, door prizes, and lots of fun!

Ichimoku-kai (IMK) literally means the “first Thursday meeting” and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society’s signature monthly social event, naturally taking place on the first Thursday of every month.  It is a great place to informally network, make new and interesting friends, practise your Japanese or English, and – most of all – have a good time!  Usually, half the attendees are Japanese and half are Canadian, all with an interest in or connection to Japan.  Attendees receive special food and drink discounts and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there - and come early for a good seat!

ICHIMOKU-KAI
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6-10 pm
Manpuku Japanese Restaurant
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.

March 3, 2015: JETRO Japan Business Seminar

Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) Canada is holding a Japan Business Seminar at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 beginning at 9:30am. 

Speakers from Canadian companies and Japanese organizations will explain about the current situation in Japan, talk about the experience of Canadian companies entering the Japanese market and outline the services available to support Canadian companies. 

The event is free but pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact JETRO Toronto (by phone at 416-861-0000 x202 or by e-mail to tor@jetro.go.jp) or visit the event page on the JETRO website.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February 20, 2015: CJS February Movie Night is "Tokyo Playboy Club"

Hot on the heels of our successful movie night last month, the Canada Japan Society returns to the Windup Bird Cafe with a showing of Yosuke Okuda’s dark but bizarrely funny look into the seedy underbelly of Tokyo nightlife, TOKYO PLAYBOY CLUB「東京プレイボーイクラブ .

Lives intersect and strange situations arise as main character Katsutoshi (Nao Omori) hides out at his friend's titular nightclub. What he soon learns is that trouble has a sneaky way of following him wherever he goes. The film’s style is a combination of Guy Ritchie and Takashii Miike, mixing crazy situations with a bizarre sense of humour. 

WARNING: the film contains scenes of violence and adult situations/themes.

Admission is FREE, but in return we kindly ask that you support our hosts by ordering some of their wonderful food and drink, courtesy of award-winning chef Yumiko Kobayashi. 

PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca.  No RSVP, no entry.

Hope to see you there!

TOKYO PLAYBOY CLUB (2011)
Japanese with English Subtitles
Director: Yosuke Okuda
Starring: Nao Omori, Ken Mitsuishi, and Asami Usuda
Friday, February 20th, 2015
Doors Open at 9:00 pm
Windup Bird Cafe
382 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1S7
(North side of College Street, east of Bathurst)
FREE admission
GUESTS MUST RSVP to jeff@cjst.ca to attend