What's On at the Japan Foundation, Toronto


Workshop for Japanese Language Teachers
Theme:Conversation classes and speaking training
May 3, 13:30-16:30


Danjuro The Many Faces of Danjuro IX
An Exhibition of Original Kabuki Prints
February 6-April 30, 2014
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Events and classes

Boys' Day April Language and Culture Sampler:
Boys' Day
Saturday April 26, 11 am
Akiko Fukai

From Wabi-Sabi to Kawaii?
Looking at Japanese Art and Culture
A lecture by fashion historian Akiko Fukai
April 23
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Reservations closed

Past Events

Danjuro Exhibition-related events:
Talks and film presentations
April 2014
The Japan Foundation, Toront
Always Always '64 screening at Hamilton Public Library Sherwood Branch
April 5
Watanabe in cooperation with the Toronto Festival of Storytelling
Katari Japanese Storytellers
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Saturday, March 29, 3 pm
Hina Matsuri Language and Culture Sampler
Hina Matsuri and Girls' Day
March 8, 11 am
Japanamerica talks by Roland Kelts, pop-culture scholar and author of "Japanamerica"

-The Life and Works of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka

Monday, February 24, 7 pm (doors 6:30 pm)

-Anime and Hollywood (the dance of rivals seeking to embrace)
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 pm (doors 6 pm)

-Roland Kelts in Conversation with Nao Yazawa
Thursday, February 27, 6:30 pm (doors 6 pm)
Nao Yazawa talk by manga artist Nao Yazawa
Behind the Scenes: The Art of Making Manga
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Thursday, February 20, 6:30 pm
Watanabe talk with slide presentation
NEW: Slides now available for download (PDF)
TPP 101: An introduction to the world of trade regimes and negotiations
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 pm
Miyamoto an architectural talk with slide presentation
Architecture as a Vessel of Memories
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Saturday, February 1, 2:00 pm

Yokohama Noh Theatre Photography Exhibition
October 15, 2013 - January 31, 2014
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Sotoba Komachi In conjunction with Yokohama Noh Theatre Photography Exhibition:
A Month of Noh Films
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Turtle and crane Japanese Language and Culture Sampler:
Oshougatsu (Japanese New Year) and Setsubun (Bean-throwing Festival)
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Saturday, January 25, 11:00 am
hearts Japanese Language Course:
Sing! Dance! AKB 48’s Fall-in-Love Fortune Cookie
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Friday, January 17, 6:30 pm
2013 Films Film Screening:
Free Japanese Film Screenings at the Bloor Cinema
December 15, 16, 17
popcorn Japanese Language Class:
Japanese through Films:
Selections from the December Film Screenings

December 7&13

Film Screening:
Tokyo Godfathers
December 9


Japanese Language Class:
Talk About Japan: Noh Theater

Friday December 6

Suite Dreams Film Screening:
Suite Dreams

December 4
Kimono Exhibition Lecture:
Talk and Gallery Tour by Yokohama Noh Theatre Deputy Director Masayuki Nakamura

November 29&30
Chikugen Bayashi Concert:
Chikugen Bayashi in Concert

November 21
Shoe Project Supported Event:
The Shoe Project Presents
Standing Room Only 2.5
November 19
sampler Japanese Language Class:
Japanese Language and Culture Sampler
The End of the Year

November 16
Interpreters Lecture:
You are Only as Good As Your Interpreter:
The Anatomy of Simultaneous Interpretation

November 16
Kobanashi Japanese Language Class:
Let's Try Kobanashi!

Wednesday, November 13
Arigatou Japanese Language Class:
Once Again, Hiragana

November 9
IFOA Literary Dialogue:
Japanese Writers in Conversation

October 29
House Film Screening:
Halloween Film
October 24
Kwaidan Film Screening:
Halloween Film
October 22
Reunion Film Screening:
Tohoku movie night:
October 3
departures Film Screening:
Tohoku movie night:
September 30
Nobuaki Doi Supported Event:
Toronto Animated Image Society presents:
Asia in My Mind
September 27
Swing Girls Film Screening:
Tohoku movie night:
September 26
Intentions of Murder Film Screening
Tohoku movie night:
September 25

Tohoku talk
The Tsugaru District of Aomori Prefecture
Prof. Anthony Rausch,
September 20

Decotora Lecture:
Photograph Exhibition Talks
Curator Kotaro Iizawa and Photographer Masaru Tatsuki
September 18
Monkey Business Literary Dialogue:
Japanese Literature at Home and Abroad
September 11
Narayama Film Screening:
Tohoku Movie Night
The Ballad of Narayama
August 29
Hula Girls Film Screening:
Tohoku Movie Night
Hula Girls
August 27
Amanda Sun Author's Talk:
Amanda Sun, Author of "Ink"
August 20
Ming Tiampo Lecture:
A New Global Japan:
Japanese Artists at the Venice Biennale 2013

August 16
more events from 2013