90th Anniversary Events Calendar

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Jan. 7 - The Japanese Movies at Hot Docs Cinema program presents Vancouver Asahi and Being Good.  Co-hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan and the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Jan. 10 to March 17 - Variation and Autonomy: The Prints by Contemporary Japanese Painters features 42 works by 10 celebrated Japanese artists.  Presented by the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Jan. 12 to April 22 - Japan Now: Form + Function features the work of ground-breaking Japanese ceramists who stand on the world stage, boldly asserting their independence, creativity, and technical genius.

Jan. 14 - The Japanese Movies at Hot Docs Cinema program features a screening of Yoko The Cherry Blossom, directed by Gen Takahashi who will be in attendance. Co-hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan and the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Jan. 15 -  A Critical Look at Japan’s Film Industry: Today & Beyond, a lecture by Gen Takahashi, the director of Yoko the Cherry Blossom.

Jan. 16 - Japan’s Film Industry: Behind the Scenes with an Outlaw, Gen Takahashi, the director of Yoko the Cherry Blossom, offers his critical insights having worked in the industry and also shares his challenges and experiences in becoming an independent filmmaker. Co-hosted by Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Jan. 28 - Celebrate the start of 2018 Japanese style at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre's Oshogatsu Kai – New Years’s Festival!

Jan. 31 - Being a doctor in Japan: From the everyday to the extraordinary, a panel discussion at the Japan Foundation, Toronto, between Dr. Shinya Ito of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and Dr. Takeshi Kanno of Tohoku University Hospital, who will talk about his own experiences responding to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Feb. 4 and 11 - The Hamilton Public Library and The Japan Foundation, Toronto, are screening Rashomon and Seven Samurai in Japanese Movies in Hamilton: FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA.

Feb. 7 to May 13 - Artistry in Silk at the Textile Museum of Canada celebrates the work of Itchiku Kubota (1917–2003), an innovative artist whose spectacular creations gave new meaning to the art of kimono.

Feb. 9 - The symposium Security Cooperation in East Asia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States will be presented as part of the JAPAN NOW Lecture Series at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.  Co-hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan and the Centre for the Study of Global Japan.

Feb. 10 - The Japan Foundation, Toronto, presents screenings of Millinnium Acress and Voices of a Distant Star as part of its I HEART U series.

Feb. 13 - The Japan Foundation, Toronto, presents a screening of Norwegian Wood as part of its I HEART U series.

Feb. 17 - Chieko Kojima, a founding member of the legendary KODO drummers, collaborates with Toronto's own Nagata Shachu when her Yukiai  series of collaborations come to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

Feb. 18 - The Toronto Anime Matsuri at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre kicks off with a screening of the romantic fantasy Fireworks.

Feb. 27 - The Japan Foundation, Toronto presents a screening of Karakara as part of its I HEART U series.

March 8 - This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration.  The symposium 150 Years After the Meiji Restoration--Japanʼs Global Engagement Then and Now looks back at Japan's modernization as well as the country's future.

March 8 - A screening of Naomi Kawase’s Radiance as part of the DIRECTED BY JAPANESE WOMEN series at the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

March 10 - Japan Bowl, a Japanese language competition for high school students, is happening for the first time in Ontario at Huron University College!

March 11 - The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre's Toronto Anime Matsuri presents A Silent Voice, the winner of the 2017 Japanese Movie Critics Award for Best Animation.

March 12 - A screening of the internationally acclaimed anime The Boy And The Beast.

March 16 - The University of Toronto's East Asian Studies Department presents the 7th annual Konnichiwa Japan culture festival with dance, anime, martial arts and more!!

March 22 - A screening of Momoko Ando's 0.5 mm as part of the Directed by Japanese Women series at the Japan Foundation.

March 24 - In Taiko X Blues, celebrated drum emsemble Nagata Shachu explores the commonality between genres with renowned Toronto blues musician Ken Yoshioka and Juno-winning pianist Julian Fauth.

March 27 - An artist's talk by internationally renowned ceramic artist Takahiro Kondo.

March 27 - A screening of Toshiya Fujita's Lady Snowblood, co-presented by Ladies of Burlesque and The Japan Foundation.

March 28 - A screening of Miwa Nishikawa's Dear Doctor as part of the Directed by Japanese Women series at the Japan Foundation.

April 8 - A screening of Teinosuke Kinugasa's A Page of Madness, co-presented by the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival and The Japan Foundation.

April 10 to July 11 - Tokyo Before/After Photography Exhibition features 80 pieces of photography in two groups. Historical works shot in Tokyo in the 1930s to 40s are displayed in contrast with contemporary pieces created after 2010. Presented by the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

April 12 ad 17 - Screenings of Sang Il Lee's Hula Girls as The Japan Foundation's Fashion Films Series.

April 15 - Ohara School of Ikebana Toronto Chapter presents The 44th Annual Spring Floral Show featuring exhibits, demonstrations and sales. 

April 26 - Screenings of Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu as part of The Japan Foundation's Fashion Films Series.

April 28 - A screening of Isao Takahata's The Tale of Princess Kaguya as part of The Japan Foundation's Fashion Films Series.

April 30 - Screenings of Yukiko Mishima's A Stitch of Life as part of The Japan Foundation's Fashion Films Series.

May 3 and 22 - The Japan Foundation, Toronto presents a screening of ALWAYS, Sunset on Third Street Part 1, 1958 in conjunction with the Tokyo Before/After photography exhibition.

May 7 and 31 - The Japan Foundation, Toronto presents a screening of ALWAYS, Sunset on Third Street Part 2, 1959 in conjunction with the Tokyo Before/After photography exhibition.
 
May 16 and June 4 - The Japan Foundation, Toronto presents a screening of ALWAYS, Sunset on Third Street Part 3, 1964 in conjunction with the Tokyo Before/After photography

June 2 - Immerse yourself in Japanese music at its highest calibre, as percussion ensemble Nagata Shachu performs with internationally celebrated shamisen artist Masahiro Nitta in Shamisen X Taiko.

June 7 to 28 - The best of contemporary Japanese cinema is showcased during the Toronto Japanese Film Festival.

Aug. 21 and 22 - Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education's 
CAJLE Annual Conference 2018 includes lectures and workshops by guest speakers, as well as research presentations and a general meeting

Aug. 25 and 26 - The Japan Festival CANADA, the  largest Japanese Cultural Event in North America to introduce and promote Japanese culture, food and technology.   

Nov. 3 to 11 - 11th Annual Competition (2018) Exhibition will feature the works of participants of The Annual Japanese Calligraphy Competition in Canada.  Competition detais are here.  Deadline for submission:  Saturday, February 28, 2018