Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 6, 2017 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

Hi All! C’mon out and get a start on Spring with the Canada Japan Society at 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!

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6-10 pm
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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

April 24, 2017 - CJS Sake Tasting Party

The Canada-Japan Society Sake Tasting Party is BACK!!!!!

This is one of our most popular events, and we decided to change things up a bit with a NEW VENUE!

In collaboration with Ozawa Canada Inc., our sake-tasting event will be held at Nomé Izakaya!!

Date: Monday, April 24
Time: 7pm
Location: Nomé Izakaya, 4848 Yonge Street, North York (647) 347-7937


Nomé Izakaya is a Japanese Tapas restaurant and lounge located at 4848 Yonge Street in North York.  It's steps away from Sheppard Subway Station. Nomé specializes in the freshest sashimi delicacies, boasting the Toronto’s best Oyster bar, and offers an extensive delicous menu.  

Nomé was named one of the best izakayas in Toronto by BlogTo.


Ozawa Canada Inc. is a food service company specializing in Japanese foods, Japanese sake, and restaurant supplies. They're family-owned and operated, and have been in business for over 30 years. They're also the founding President of the Sake Institute of Ontario (SIO) and co-founded Kampai Toronto – Festival of Sake – Largest sake festival in Canada. They're also also long time partners and supporters of the CJS.

You can be rest assured these Sake Experts and will select an exceptional selection for us! (More details to follow)

Ozawa Canada Inc. will be giving each guest a wooden sake masu box as a gift!!


We’ll have their entire 2nd Floor inside. NO COVER charge. Order from their delicious menu. Sake-tasting tickets sold onsite.

Space is limited. Email to RSVP to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

April 7 - 9, 2017: Nagata Shachu presents Toronto Taiko Tales

Nagata Shachu's 18th annual concert and DVD/Bluray release "Toronto Taiko Tales" will  take place at the very intimate Aki Studio Theatre (585 Dundas St. East, Daniel Spectrum Building) in Regent Park. Space is limited so make sure to buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Friday, April 7:
Saturday, April 8 @ 2 pm:
Saturday, April 8 @ 8pm:
Sunday, April 9:

We are pleased to offer CJS members a $5 discount off their tickets.  They can obtain the discount by using the code CJS25 when purchasing online.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CJS Escape Room Adventure @ Mystery Room

Need a distraction from the long work week to lift your spirits? Do you enjoy solving puzzles and playing cooperative games? If so, then this event is for you. CJS is thrilled to be hosting its first ever outing to an escape room!

There are already hundreds of online games that involve solving puzzles, collecting items and deciphering riddles to unlock a door and successfully escape from the room you're in. At Mystery Room, you'll put yourself into that very same situation. You and a group of team mates will be forced to think outside the box and put your problem solving skills to the test if you want to escape successfully. Did I mention there's a time limit?

Date: Thursday, April 20

Time: 7 - 8 PM
Location: Mystery Room (419 Dundas St. West)
Cost: $22

The game will start promptly at 7 PM, so please try to arrive a few minutes early. The room we've reserved is called Vampire Story.

The cost for this event is $22 per person. Our reservation can accommodate up to 9 people; beyond that, anyone wishing to participate will be subject to the availability of the other rooms. For those that do not wish to join the escape room, Mystery Room also has a library of board games to enjoy for a reasonable rate. Please refer to the home page for further details about the venue.

Monday, February 27, 2017

March 17, 2017 - Japan Now Lecture Series - The Age of Three Emperors: The Direction of US Foreign Policy and the Future of US-Japan Relations

Continuing the Japan Now Lecture Series, the University of Toronto will be hosting Professor Tosh Minohara, who will be providing his commentary on the current political situation in the US and what potential effect it will have on the nation's relationship with Japan.

Date/Time: Friday, March 17, 2017 (2 - 4 PM)
Location: Jackman Conference Room, University of Toronto, 170 St. George Street, First Floor

For more details, please refer to the Munk School of Global Affairs event page here.