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Event Endorsement Guidelines for the 90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Diplomatic Relations

Following the festivities of 2018 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Japan’s diplomatic mission to Canada, the celebrations continue in 2019 which marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Canada’s legation in Japan. As stated by the leaders of both countries, Japan and Canada are entering ‘a new era for cooperation’, and we would like to realize this project through cooperation and exchange. For that reason, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan encourages proposals for a wide range of events celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations.
Organizers of events endorsed by the Ministry will be entitled to use both the official name "90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Diplomatic Relations" and the official logo in all publicity materials including posters, pamphlets, flyers, websites, signboards, and banners. The events will also be publicized on the 90th Anniversary of Japan-Canada Diplomatic Relations Event Calendar of the Embassy or Consulate General in the appropriate jurisdiction.

Event Endorsement Guidelines   |   90th Anniversary Event Calendar


90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Diplomatic Relations Events - Organized or co-organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal

The Japanese Film Festival - Montreal -

The Japanese Film Festival is celebrating its 36th edition in Montreal!
This annual event presented by the Japan Foundation offers free Japanese movie screenings in dozens of countries around the world, including several in venues across Canada.
The Consulate General of Japan in Montreal is proud to be part of this cinematographic initiative year after year.
Free Japanese film screenings in Japanese with English subtitles. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations required.

Location:

Cinémathèque québécoise
335 De Maisonneuve Blvd East, Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Website / Poster


a) "Where I Belong"

Drama, 2017, 108 min., dir.:Shinji Azuma
After committing robbery, Shoto’s flight from the cops takes him to the mountains of Miyazaki in southern Japan where he helps an injured elderly woman. This serendipitous encounter will softly coax him into changing and set him on the path to redemption. The Japanese countryside comes to life through beautiful cinematography in this simple and unhurried reflection on what it means to have a place where to belong.

Date[s] and time[s]:

September 20 (Fri), 2019, at 6:30 p.m.


b) "The Night I Swam"

Silent drama, 2018, 79 min., dir.:Kohei Igarashi/Damien Manivel
In the early hours of the morning in snowy northern Japan, a boy is woken up by the noise of his father leaving for work. Later, the boy deviates from the path to school and heads towards the fish market where his father works. This Japan-France coproduction has no dialogue, no narration, but instead captivates its audience with the power of images and everyday sounds, revealing in poetic silence the charming simplicity of a child’s world.

Date[s] and time[s]:

September 21 (Sat), 2019, at 2:15 p.m.


c) "Drowning Love"

Romance, 2016, 111 min., dir.:Yuki Yamato
Two of Japan's rising stars take on the roles of a teenage fashion model from Tokyo and a successor to a family of Shinto priests, portraying together dreams of freedom and fragile teenage love, intense and tragic.

Date[s] and time[s]:

September 21 (Sat), 2019, at 4 p.m.


d) "Summer Wars"

Animation, 2009, 114 min., dir.: Mamoru Hosoda
When a timid high school math whiz unwittingly unlocks a rogue AI program able to destroy the real world, calling on the bonds of family and human compassion might be the only way to counter this menacing mayhem. A timely 10th anniversary screening of this Mamoru Hosoda and Madhouse masterpiece which seamlessly blends the beauty of traditional Japan with Superflat colorful computer graphics.

Date[s] and time[s]:

September 22 (Sun), 2019, at 2 p.m.


“D’encre, de Terre et de feu” Japanese Calligraphy, Ikebana, and Ceramics Demonstrations and Exhibition

By calligrapher Shoho Teramoto, visual artist Hélène Allard, and potter Myriam Bouchard.

Fee:

Free


a) Demonstrations

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 21 (Sat), 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location:

Le Cercle Room (4th Floor), Desjardins Pavilion
Université Laval, Québec, QC


b) Exhibition

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 29 (Sun) to October 27 (Sun), 2019
Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:

Atelier Myriam Bouchard
205-291 Christophe-Colomb East, Québec, QC


The Japanese Film Festival - Québec - 1st Edition

The Japanese Film Festival is coming to Québec City for the first time!
This annual event presented by the Japan Foundation offers free Japanese movie screenings in dozens of countries around the world, including several in venues across Canada. The Consulate General of Japan in Montreal is proud to be part of this cinematographic initiative year after year.
Québec edition held in collaboration with Espace Japon and Université Laval. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations required.

Location:

Université Laval, Québec, QC

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Poster


a) "Thermae Romae"

In Japanese with French subtitles
Comedy, 2012, 108 min., dir.: Hideki Takeuchi

Adapted from an award-winning manga, this hilarious comedy starring the equally hilarious Hiroshi Abe tells the tale of Roman Empire spa bath architect Lucius who inadvertently time travels to modern Japan. Inspired by what he discovers there, he decides to import elements of Japanese culture into Ancient Rome, consequently becoming immensely successful overnight.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 4 (Fri), 2019, at 7 p.m.

Location:

Room 4117 (4th Floor), Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion Library


***Presentation - Opportunities to discover Japan***

Presentation in French aimed at those interested in traveling, studying, or working in Japan, through initiatives such as the JET Programme, the MEXT Scholarships, and the Working-Holiday Visa.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 5 (Sat), 2019, at 1 p.m.

Location:

Hydro-Québec Auditorium


b) "Her Love Boils Bathwater"

In Japanese with English subtitles
Family drama, 2016, 125 min., dir.: Ryota Nakano

This touching and nuanced drama follows Futaba who, upon receiving a diagnosis of terminal cancer, refuses to succumb to despair and puts instead every effort into finding the husband who left her a year earlier, restarting the family business, and giving her daughter all the necessary tools to live a full life.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 5 (Sat), 2019, at 2:30 p.m.

Location:

Hydro-Québec Auditorium


The Japanese Film Festival - Fredericton -

The Japanese Film Festival is coming to Fredericton!
This annual event presented by the Japan Foundation offers free Japanese movie screenings in dozens of countries around the world, including several in venues across Canada. The Consulate General of Japan in Montreal is proud to be part of this cinematographic initiative year after year.
Free Japanese film screenings in Japanese with English subtitles. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations required.

Location:

University of New Brunswick, Tilley Hall 102
Fredericton, NB

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Poster


a) "Thermae Romae"

Comedy, 2012, 108 min., dir.: Hideki Takeuchi
Adapted from an award-winning manga, this hilarious comedy starring the equally hilarious Hiroshi Abe tells the tale of Roman Empire spa bath architect Lucius who inadvertently time travels to modern Japan. Inspired by what he discovers there, he decides to import elements of Japanese culture into Ancient Rome, consequently becoming immensely successful overnight.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 9 (Wed), 2019, at 6:30 p.m.


b) "Japanese Girls Never Die"

Dramatic comedy, 2016, 100 min., dir.: Daigo Matsui
Haruko Azumi disappears overnight. Posters and graffiti art bearing the image of the missing Haruko appearing across town have people wondering and speculating about her fate. This unapologetic dramatic comedy throws into relief a modern Japanese society suffused with gender, power and hierarchy issues.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 9 (Wed), 2019, at 8:30 p.m.


Events organized by other organizations

IMPORTANT NOTE: The events listed below are not necessarily co-organized, supported or endorsed by the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal. For further information, please contact the organizers directly. The Consulate General of Japan in Montreal assumes no responsibility for the quality or reliability of the content on external websites provided.

 

90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Diplomatic Relations Events

"Hiroshima’s Legacy of Life" Exhibition at the Montreal Botanical Garden

Exhibition on Hiroshima, sister city to Montreal.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

May 15 (Wed) to October 31 (Thu), 2019

Location:

Japanese Pavilion of the Montreal Botanical Garden
4101 Sherbrooke St. East, Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free (Botanical Garden entrance fee applies.)

For more info:

Website


Events at the Bibliothèque de l'Université Laval and at Espace Japon

a) Japanese film screenings

Date[s] and time[s]:

Thursdays at 6 p.m., from September 5 to November 28, 2019

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion, 4th floor, room 4117
Université Laval, Québec, QC

Fee:

Free


b) "Shodo Ensemble" Exhibition of Calligraphy Works by Students of Shoho Teramoto at Espace Japon

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 16 (Wed) to December 15 (Sun), 2019

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion, 4th floor
Université Laval, Québec, QC


c) French and Japanese language exchanges

Date[s] and time[s]:

Mondays, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2, 2019
French immersion from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Japanese immersion from 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion, Espace Japon, level 00
Université Laval, Québec, QC

Fee:

Free


d) Haiga Workshop

Haiga is a type of Japanese ink painting which accompanies haiku poetry. Workshop led by painter Noriko Imai.

Date[s] and time[s]:

November 17 (Sun), 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion, 4th floor, room 4285
Université Laval, Québec, QC


Other Cultural Events

Gardens of Light

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 6 (Fri) to October 31 (Thu), 2019

Location:

Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden, and First Nations Garden
Montreal Botanical Garden
4101 Sherbrooke St. East, Montreal, QC

Fee:

Fixed-time tickets; also include general access to the Botanical Garden.

For more info:

Website


JAPANESQUE

A vast array of activities, demonstrations and performances will be held at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, during this annual celebration of traditional Japanese culture showcasing the refinement and elegance of several disciplines.

Date[s]:

September 22 (Sun), 2019

Location:

The Oaks, Saint Mary's University
Halifax, NS

Fee:

Free


Ikebana International Monthly Activity

Ikenobo, Koryu Shotokai, Ohara, and Sogetsu Schools of Ikebana short demonstrations.

Date[s] and time[s]:

September 24 (Tue), 2019, at 1 p.m.

Location:

Mountainside United Church
687 Roslyn Ave., Westmount, QC

Fee:

$20

For more info:

Email


"A PIECE OF STONE" Exhibition

Series of photographs, poems and other works by Masako Miyazaki conveying the emotion felt by those who are oppressed.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

October 4 (Fri) to November 17 (Sun), 2019

Location:

Galerie du 1er, Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges
5290 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Website


48th Festival du nouveau cinéma

Annual independent film festival in Montreal which includes screenings of Japanese films.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 9 (Wed) to 20 (Sun), 2019

For more info:

Website


Kampai Montreal

Second edition of Quebec's only sake festival, presented by the Quebec Sake Association, showcasing over 180 sakes and a variety of Japanese food.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

October 10 (Thu), 2019
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Trade and Media Seminar with sake tasting session
From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Public sake tasting and Japanese food

Location:

The Ballroom, Marché Bonsecours
350 Saint-Paul St. East, Montreal, QC

For more info:

Facebook Page


Japanese Book Club

The Argo Bookshop and the JET Alumni Association Québec/Atlantique (JETAA Q/A) invite you to their Japanese literature book club. This 18th edition will discuss "The Great Passage" by Shion Miura.
No knowledge of the Japanese language required; the book can be read in any language.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

November 21 (Thu), 2019, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location:

Lounge of the Argo Bookshop
1915 Sainte-Catherine St. West, Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Website
Email the Argo Bookshop or JETAA Q/A


Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Announcement

Curious about Japan, passionate about culture and education, and ready for work experience abroad? Then the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme is for you! The recruitment period of the 2020 edition starts this fall, with the online application form going live in September (deadline to apply in November 2019).

To find out more about one of the most notable exchange programmes in the world, come meet JET Alumni at one of our recruitment kiosks, or experience Japanese culture at one of our information sessions!

Events already on the calendar are:
- September 19 at Argo Bookshop, during their Intro to Japanese Literature Workshop (Montreal, QC);
- September 23 at Saint Mary's University, for an information session and an application clinic (Halifax, NS);
- September 24 at the Cunard Centre, Pier 21, for the Halifax Career Fair (Halifax, NS);
- September 25 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, for their Career and Graduate School Fair (St. John's, NL);
- September 26 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, for an information session and an application clinic (St. John's, NL);
- September 26 at Concordia University, for their Education Career Fair (Montreal, QC);
- October 1 at Université de Montréal, for a cultural activity and an information session (Montreal, QC);
- October 2 at Université Laval during their "Carrefour de l'emploi" (Québec, QC);
- October 5 at Université Laval, on the occasion of the Japanese Film Festival (Québec, QC);
- October 7 at Université de Moncton (Moncton, NB);
- October 8 at Mount Allison University, for an information session and an application clinic (Sackville, NB);
- October 9 at University of New Brunswick, on the occasion of the Japanese Film Festival (Fredericton, NB);
- October 10 at St. Thomas University (Fredericton, NB);
- October 15 at Concordia University, for an information session (Montreal, QC);
- October 24 at Concordia University, for an application clinic (Montreal, QC);
- November 4 at McGill University, during their International Teaching Fair (Montreal, QC);
- A series of information sessions will be held at universities throughout Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. Stay tuned for more dates and locations via jetprogramme.ca!

*MEXT Scholarships will also be discussed at these events.

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