Cultural events

Announcement

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


The 13th International Manga Award

The 13th edition of the Japan International Manga Award, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, is currently accepting entries. The awardees will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During their stay in Japan (approximately 10 days), they will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese manga creators, and visit publishing companies and local sites.

Submission Deadline:

June 14 (Fri), 2019

For more info:

Website


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, May 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) "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


"Un hommage au New Yorker" Collective Exhibition

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

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


Events at the Montreal Botanical Garden

a) "Hiroshima’s Legacy of Life" Exhibition

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


b) "Ikebana, the ART of Flowers" Exhibition

Exhibition organized by members of the Montreal Chapter of Ikebana International.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

June 1 (Sat) and June 2 (Sun), 2019

Location:

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

Fee:

Free (Botanical Garden entrance fee applies.)

For more info:

Website


Sakura Matsuri Picnic (Québec City)

Date[s] and Time[s]:

May 26 (Sun), 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:

Arboretum of Domaine Maizerets*
1395 d'Estimauville St., Québec, QC
*Please note that the event is not held at the white pavillion.

Fee:

Free

Notes:

No registration necessary. In case of rain, the taiko drum performance will still be held but in a different space; please consult this Facebook page for more details.


Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition "Connecting" (Nova Scotia)

Date[s] and Time[s]:

June 1 (Sat), 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (short demonstration at 2 p.m.)
June 2 (Sun), 2019, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:

Lunenburg Library, Lunenburg Academy, 1st Floor
97 Kaulbauch St., Lunenburg, NS

Fee:

Free


YATAI MTL

Summer festival showcasing Japanese street food and culture.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

June 14 (Fri) to June 16 (Sun), 2019

Location:

Marché des possibles
5635 St-Dominique St., Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


Other Cultural Events

"OKUNI" Performance

Music and dance inspired by Japanese traditions and performed by dancer and choreographer Kayo Yasuhara, offering a unique perspective on Okuni, the founder of kabuki.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

May 23 (Thu), 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville
1st Floor, 10300 Lajeunesse St., Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


Montreal Comic Arts Festival (MCAF)

Date[s] and Time[s]:

May 24 (Fri) to 26 (Sun), 2019

Location:

Espace Lafontaine, Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free

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. W., Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Website
Email the Argo Bookshop or JETAA Q/A


Miso-Making Workshop (Nova Scotia)

Date[s] and Time[s]:

June 1 (Sat), 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location:

Halifax Shambhala Centre
1084 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS

For more info or to register (mandatory):


Website


Alex Henry Foster Solo Concert

Solo concert by Alex Henry Foster, lead singer of Your Favorite Enemies, the band which provided multiple songs for the Japanese video game Dissidia Final Fantasy. Immensely popular in Japan, Foster finds inspiration in its culture, incorporating images, and even some of the language, into his art.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

July 5 (Fri), 2019
Doors open at 8 p.m. / Show starts at 9 p.m.

Location:

Club Soda
1225 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Montreal, QC

For more info:

Website


5th Edition of the Westmount Chamber Music Workshop

Chamber music workshops led by 5 musicians, including violinist Mana Shiraishi, which will lead to a collaborative concert by the teachers and participants.
Applications from pianists and string instrument players are currently accepted. The registration deadline is May 31 (Fri), 2019.

Date[s]:

August 9 (Fri) to August 18 (Sun), 2019

For more info:

Email or call Ms. Mana Shiraishi at 514-621-6885
Website


MEXT Scholarship Program Announcement

MEXT Scholarship Application for Research Students and
Undergraduate Students 2020

Every year, the Government of Japan (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - MEXT) offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

There are three types of Government of Japan scholarships offered through the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal: Japanese Studies Students, Undergraduate Students, and Research Students.

We are now accepting applications for both the 2020 Research Students Scholarship (Deadline: May 24, 2019) and the 2020 Undergraduate Students Scholarship (Deadline: June 7, 2019).

(!) Make an appointment with the MEXT Scholarship Desk for verification of your application file before its submission. It is highly recommended that the appointment be scheduled early so as to allow time for amendments if necessary.

For more information, consult our "Scholarship" page.


Former Scholars' Experiences

To learn more about the experiences of former MEXT scholars, visit the "Former Scholars" page on our website.


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