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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

"Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics" Exhibition

Today, over 200 years after the first volume of Hokusai Manga was published, the rich visual expressions created by Katsushika Hokusai and other artists of the era continue to captivate us. By introducing some of the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoy worldwide popularity, and Hokusai’s manga, this exhibition sets out to introduce the charms of this unique field of Japanese culture.
Presented by the Japan Foundation and the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal, in collaboration with the Maison de la culture de Rivière-des-Prairies.

Date[s] and time[s]:

November 16 (Sat), 2019 to January 5 (Sun), 2020

Location:

Bibliothèque de Rivière-des-Prairies
9001 Perras Blvd., Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Poster


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

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 17 (Thu) to December 16 (Mon), 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


e) Christmas Card Workshop

Workshop allowing participants to make Christmas cards decorated with Japanese drawings and elements of calligraphy.

Date[s] and time[s]:

December 8 (Sun), 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:

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

For more info:

Website


Other Cultural Events

"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


Salon du Livre de Montréal

Translator Valérie Harvey and illustrator Rieko Koresawa will be present (Québec-Amérique booth) to sign their book "Nous sommes tous différents et nous sommes tous beaux" ("We are all different and we are all beautiful", "Minna chigatte minna ii") featuring 13 poems by Taisho Era poet Misuzu Kaneko.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

Book Fair - November 20 (Wed) to 25 (Mon), 2019
Book Signings - November 23 (Sat) from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and November 24 (Sun) from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:

Place Bonaventure
800 De La Gauchetière St. West, Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


"Obsession - Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics" Exhibition

Date[s] and Time[s]:

November 20 (Wed), 2019 to March 1 (Sun), 2020

Location:

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA)
Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


Ikebana International Monthly Activity

Ohara School of Ikebana short demonstration and workshop.
*Please bring your own scissors, vase, and kenzan.

Date[s] and time[s]:

November 26 (Tue), 2019, at 1 p.m.

Location:

Mountainside United Church
687 Roslyn Ave., Westmount, QC

Fee:

$20

For more info:

Email


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]:

*Rescheduled to November 27 (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


JCCCM Holiday Craft and Food Sale

Crafts (pottery, origami, calligraphy, cards, gifts), baked goods, food, miso, tea room, etc.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

December 1 (Sun), 2019, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal
8155 Rousselot St. (corner Jarry), Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


Salon des métiers d'art de Montréal

The largest Quebec arts and crafts show of the year. Japanese potter Yukari Hazama Iverson will be present (Loft Stand 547.6).

Date[s] and Time[s]:

December 6 (Fri) to 22 (Sun), 2019
Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location:

Place Bonaventure
800 De La Gauchetière St. West, Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Website


Piano Concert by Kimihiro Yasaka

Date[s] and Time[s]:

December 14 (Sat), 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
Cocktail at 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Goethe-Institut Montreal
1626 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


The 2020 New Year's Luncheon of the "Association d'amitié Québec-Japon”

Date[s] and Time[s]:

January 26 (Sun), 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location:

Château Maizerets, 2nd Floor
2000 Montmorency Blvd., Québec, QC

Fee:

Adults: $23, Children 7-12: $12, Children 6 and under: free*
Cash only, on the day of the event
* For children 6 and under, you may bring a packed lunch or order an additional bento for $12.

Registration deadline:

January 19 (Sun), 2020 (first come, first served; maximum 100 persons)

To register:

Email.


Please contact Ms. Masami Gauvin if you are interested in volunteering on the day of the event (general assistance or New Year's performance).


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