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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

For more info:

Website


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:

Atrium (1st Floor), Charles-De Koninck Pavilion
Université Laval, Québec, QC


b) Exhibition

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 29 (Sun) to October 27 (Sun), 2019

Location:

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

"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


"Go-Somewhere!" Japanese Art Tour

Five Japanese artists (Tomoko Aso, Akiko Takeuchi, Kurumi Wakaki, Mami Yonekura, and Tsubomi Yonekura) premiering their works in Canada through various exhibitions.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

July 13 (Sat) to August 17 (Sat), 2019

Location:

Montreal, Tadoussac, and Wakefield, QC

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]:

Wednesdays at 6 p.m., from September 4 to November 27, 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]:

September 29 (Sun) 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

Events at the Montreal Botanical Garden

a) Guided Tours of the Tea Garden

Date[s] and Time[s]:

From June 22 (Sat) to September 2 (Mon), 2019
Sunday to Friday: from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:

Tea Garden, 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) Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony demonstrations by the Association of Chadô Urasenke Tankôkai in Montreal.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (duration of approx. 45 minutes)
From June 22 to August 31, 2019

Location:

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

Fee:

$3, or $6 with tasting (tea and sweet)
(Botanical Garden entrance fee applies.)

For more info:

Website


c) Origami Workshop

Date[s] and Time[s]:

Every Saturday, from June 22 to August 31, 2019
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (duration of 5-15 minutes)

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


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 "Masks" by Fumiko Enchi.
No knowledge of the Japanese language required; the book can be read in any language.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

August 29 (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


Activities at Espace Japon

Location:

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


a) Calligraphy Classes - Level 1

Classes for beginners (15 years of age and older), led by Shoho Teramoto.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 5 (Thu), 10 (Tue), and 11 (Wed), 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fee:

$40; or $36 for university members

For more info:

Email


b) Tea Ceremony Classes

By the Association Chado Urasenke Tankokai de Québec

Date[s] and Time[s]:

Saturdays, from September 21 to November 23, 2019
Beginners 1: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beginners 2: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Beginners 3: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fee:

$180; or $160 for university members

For more info:

Website


Workshop: Introduction to Japanese Literature

Interested in exploring Japan's thousand-plus years of literary history, but not sure where to begin? The Argo Bookshop, in collaboration with the JET Alumni Association of Quebec/Atlantic (JETAA Q/A), is offering a free introductory workshop on Japanese literature to get you started with a variety of authors and genres. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, a Japanese Government initiative, through the experiences of former participants.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 19 (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:

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