Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May 29, 2015: CJS May Movie Night is the modern classic "Mr. Baseball"

The boys of summer are back and the Canada Japan Society is ready to "play ball!" with a showing of one of the best baseball comedies ever made, "MR. BASEBALL"!  

Tom Selleck - famous for TV shows Magnum PI, Friends, and Blue Bloods, among many films - stars as an aging baseball player from the New York Yankees who is traded to the Chunichi Dragons. He’s in for a rough time, having to adapt to an unfamiliar culture, a seemingly humorless manager, and his own professional and social insecurities… It's one of the best 'east-west clash of culture' films, and those who have been to Japan might well relate to what the main character goes through!

This light-hearted comedy mixed with romance and intercultural hilarity features some great performances by Selleck, and features the late, great Ken Takakura in one of three Hollywood movies he made in his career.
Whether you like baseball or not, you’ll have a great time watching Japanese and American cultures interact, and gain an appreciation for their difference - and similarities.

(Now if only someone would make a comedy starring Munenori Kawasaki about playing baseball in the major leagues in Canada... Hmm...)

Admission is FREE, but in return we kindly ask that you support our hosts by ordering some of their delicious food and drink, courtesy of award-winning chef Yumiko Kobayashi.  She has prepared a special late night menu featuring some of the best Belgian style waffle sandwiches to be had in Toronto - and the duck-fat fries are pretty good as well!

PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO PLEASE RSVP to jeff@cjst.caHope to see you there!

Mr. Baseball (1992)
English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Starring: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura , and Toshi Shioya 
Friday, May 29, 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


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 6, 2015: May Ichimoku-kai (IMK) features the return of our popular Japanese and English book swap!


This month's Ichimoku-kai (IMK), CJS's longest-running event, features the return of our popular Japanese and English Book Swap on Thursday, May 6 at Manpuku Japanese Restaurant!

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.

How does the Japanese and English Book Swap work? Simply bring your unwanted Japanese or English books to IMK and trade them for others. Any type of book is OK - textbooks, cookbooks, Manga, Fiction, Non-Fiction, magazines…. anything really! There will be no charge for the books, and anyone can take whatever they like! (We only ask that if no one has taken any books that you bring that you take them home at the end of the evening as we have no place to store them...)

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

CJS ICHIMOKU-KAI with BOOK SWAP
Thursday, May 6, 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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

May 1, 2015: Canada Japan Society's 7th annual "Surviving in Canada" Event / 第7 回新住民のためのカナダ生活情報セミナー

トロント日加協会 (CJS) Japanese Visitors Association (JAVA) 主催
7 回新住民のためのカナダ生活情報セミナー


5 月1 日(金)6:30PM – 9:10PM @トロント国際交流基金 (The Japan Foundation, Toronto)
日加協会 (CJS)と JAVA 主催の第 7 回カナダ生活情報セミナーのご案内です。
当セミナーはトロントに滞在してる日本人を対象に開催されます。講演の内容は下記のとおり多岐に渡ります。
* 日本人滞在者へのサポート体制
* カナダ社会への適応について (日々の生活で直面する問題など)
*トラブルに巻き込まれないためのシェアハウス&アパートレントセミナー
* 学生ビザ、観光ビザなどの延長やビザ変更に関して
* ワークビザ、永住権取得に関して
トロントで生活を始めたばかりの皆様にとっては見逃せないセミナーです。
講演は日本語で行われます。講演終了後に質疑応答の時間がありますので、ご質問がある方はこの機会をぜひ
ご利用ください。また、語学留学やワーキングホリデーでトロントに滞在されている皆様には、他の参加者や、
トロントやカナダのことを熟知する講演者、トロントに長年住むイベントスタッフと話をする絶好の機会です。
ネットワーキングの場としても当セミナーをぜひご活用ください。新来者以外の方々のご参加も大歓迎です。
参加費は当イベントの運営に使わせていただきます。参加ご希望の方は Aya@cjst.ca までご連絡ください。皆様
のご参加を心よりお待ちしております。
5 月1 日(金)
6:10pm – 受付開始
6:30pm – 8:10pm 挨拶、講演
8:10pm – 8:25pm 質疑応答
8:25pm – 9:10pm レセプション (スナックと飲み物あり)
トロント国際交流基金 (The Japan Foundation, Toronto)
131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213, Event Hall
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1R1
参加費: $5

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 17, 2015: CJS April Movie Night is "Samurai Rebellion"


The Canada Japan Society returns to the Windup Bird Café for another Movie Night on Friday, April 17th with a showing of SAMURAI REBELLION 「上意討ち拝領妻始末」, a classic tale of feudal injustice starring the legendary Toshiro Mifune.

From Director Masaki Kobayashi (Harakiri, Kwaidan), this often overlooked portrayal of feudal Japanese society works as both exciting historical drama and heart-breaking melodrama. It showcases excellent storytelling, directing, acting, music and action – and it's the personal favourite "samurai" movie of the event's organizer!

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.  If you do not RSVP, you may be turned away, unfortunately…

Hope to see you there!

SAMURAI REBELLION (1967) 「上意討ち拝領妻始末」
Japanese with English Subtitles
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Tsukasa, Go Kato
Friday, April 17th, 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

Sunday, March 29, 2015

April 2, 2015: Join us at Ichimoku-kai (IMK)


Fed up with Toronto's extended winter - especially when it's spring?  Then come out of hibernation to Ichimoku-kai (IMK) on Thursday, April 2nd 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, April 2, 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.