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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 Canada-Japan Diplomatic Relations Event Calendar of the Embassy or Consulate General in the appropriate jurisdiction.

Event Endorsement Guidelines   |   90th Anniversary Event Calendar


Events organized or co-organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal

90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Diplomatic Relations Events

UQAM's "Journée du Japon 2019"

Offering a retrospective on the Heisei Era, the event – held in French – includes, among others, a panel discussion by former representatives of the General Delegation of Quebec in Tokyo, and three conferences by Hokkaido University Professor Toru Yoshida, Paris Institute of Political Studies Research Director Jean-Marie Bouissou, and Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies Researcher, Lille Catholic University Assistant-Professor and IRIS (French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs) Research Director Barthélémy Courmont.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

March 29 (Fri), 2019, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Location:

Le Centre Pierre-Péladeau - Le Salon Orange
300 De Maisonneuve Blvd. E., Montreal, QC


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

Activities at Espace Japon, Université Laval

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion
Université Laval, Québec, QC


a) Language Exchange in French and Japanese (Intermediate and Advanced Levels)

Date[s] and Time[s]:

Mondays, March 18, April 1, 15, and 29, May 13 and 27, and June 10, 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

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Website


b) Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage - Presentation by Alexandre Jouan

Date[s] and Time[s]:

March 31 (Sun), 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion, Espace Japon, level 00

Fee:

Free (20 places available)


c) Japanese Book Binding Workshop

Date[s] and Time[s]:

April 7 (Sun), 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion, Espace Japon, level 00

Fee:

Cité Universitaire members $46 / non-members $50
Registration mandatory (20 places available)


d) Children's Day (Tango no sekku) Origami Workshop

Date[s] and Time[s]:

May 5 (Sun), 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion, Espace Japon, level 00


e) "Shodo Ensemble" Exhibition of Calligraphy Works by Students of Shoho Teramoto

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 29 (Sun) to December 15 (Sun), 2019

Location:

Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion, level 4


"Nous sommes tous différents et nous sommes tous beaux" Event

This event celebrates the launch of the French translation by Valérie Harvey of the book "Minna chigatte minna ii" ("We are all different and we are all beautiful") featuring 13 poems by Taisho Era poet Misuzu Kaneko and illustrations by Rieko Koresawa, and proposes an exhibition and a book launch.

Exhibition:

March 5 (Tue) to April 6 (Sat), 2019

Book Launch:

March 20 (Wed), 2019, at 5 p.m.
Conference from 7 p.m.

Location:

Bibliothèque Jean-Gosselin
3316 Des Églises Ave., Lévis, QC

For more info:

Website


International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)

Three Japanese films will be screened as part of this Montreal festival.


a) "Fukushima Time/Lapse" by Naoko Fujimura

Screening:

March 20 (Wed), 2019, at 5:45 p.m.
J. Armand Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum

For more info:

Website


b) "Tabi-imo : Tabaimo 2011-2017" by Yasushi Kishimoto

Screening 1:

March 20 (Wed), 2019, at 5:45 p.m.
J. Armand Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum

Screening 2:

March 31 (Sun), 2019, at 6 p.m.
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin, Theatre 12

For more info:

Website


c) "Creations From the Obscure" by Tomoya Ise

Screening 1:

March 21 (Thu), 2019, at 5:45 p.m.
Cinéma du Musée, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Screening 2:

March 31 (Sun), 2019, at 6 p.m.
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin, Theatre 12

For more info:

Website


"Un hommage au New Yorker" Collective Exhibition

Exhibition introducing illustrations from "The Tokyoiter", "The Parisianer", and "The Montrealer".

Vernissage:

March 28 (Thu), 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Exhibition:

March 29 (Fri) to June 9 (Sun), 2019

Location:

Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
3755 Botrel St., Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


Other Cultural Events

Tea Ceremony Courses (Beginners 1 & 2, Intermediate)

Date[s] and Time[s]:

Spring Courses - Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, May 4, 11, 18, and 25, and June 1 and 8, 2019

Location:

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

For more info:

Website


Kodo - "One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution North America"

The latest production by world-renowned taiko performing arts ensemble Kodo.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

March 23 (Sat), 2019, at 8 p.m.

Location:

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
175 Sainte-Catherine St. West, Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


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 17th edition will discuss "GO" by Kazuki Kaneshiro, winner of the Naoki Prize.
No knowledge of the Japanese language required; the book can be read in any language.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

May 29 (Wed), 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


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