Coming Events

CJSO:
DINNER AND SPEAKERS’ SERIES 2019

1. TO BE ANNOUNCED

Thank you for your interest in CJSO and  its monthly “Speakers’ Series” and we hope to see you at your next dinner/ demo event.
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EMBASSY OF  JAPAN

(Upcoming Japanrelated Cultural Events in Ottawa presented by the Embassy of Japan)

JAPANESE FILM SERIES 2019
(Free admission. Reservations not required.
Street Parking only)

FILM SCREENING: THE VANCOUVER ASAHI
Thursday, March 28, 6:15 PM
Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Embassy of Japan

A film by Yuya Ishii

Based on the true story of the Pre-WWII Vancouver Asahi Baseball team. In the early 1900s, Japanese who immigrated to Canada were greeted by the harsh reality of grueling labour, discrimination, and poverty. However, the fighting spirit demonstrated by the Japanese-Canadian baseball team brought a ray of hope to people’s lives.(2014, 132 min., in Japanese and English with English subtitles)

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30th NATIONAL JAPANESE SPEECH CONTEST
Sunday, March 24. 9:30 AM
Embassy of Japan

The winners of the 7 Regional Japanese Speech Contests which took place across Canada will meet in Ottawa to compete in the 30th National Japanese Speech Contest! Come encourage the participants and listen to their outstanding speeches! 

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that only street parking will be available

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NORTH AMERICAN HAIKU: A READING AND A WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 30, 1:30 p.m.
Doors open at 1:00 p.m. 
Embassy of Japan
No registration required. Please note that only street parking is available. 

Haiku is a poetry form born in Japan and is becoming more and more popular internationally. Mr. Lenard D. Moore, an American poet, will read and talk about haiku he has written. He will discuss how haiku in North America differs from traditional Japanese haiku, and lead a brief creative workshop. Guests will be given a little handmade booklet in which to write their poems. If time allows, those who wish may share their creations.

 Lenard D. Moore is former President of the Haiku Society of America and the longtime Executive Chairman of the North Carolina Haiku Society. He teaches Creative Writing and African American Literature at the University of Mount Olive. His books include The Open Eye, Forever Home and Desert Storm, among others. He is a recipient of the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award (1983, 1994 and 2003), First Prize in Traditional Style Haiku sponsored by Mainichi Daily News (1992), Sam Ragan Award in the Fine Arts (2006) Raleigh Medal of Arts for Lifetime Achievement (2008),and North Carolina Award for Literature (2014).

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The Travel & Vacation Show in Canada’s National Capital
Saturday, March 30 & Sunday March 31
10 AM to 5 PM
The Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

The Embassy of Japan will have a booth at the Travel and Vacation Show in Canada’s National Capital! Come visit us and start planning your next trip to Japan! We will also host a special seminar on “Japanese Gardens,” in collaboration with Ottawa Bonsai Society on Saturday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m. We look forward to sharing the beauty and peacefulness of Japanese gardens with you!

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Did you know that Canada has qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup? Time your next trip to Japan with the World Cup and get a chance to watch your favourite rugby team play while enjoying the Japanese culture! 

Visit the Official Rugby World Cup Website

Visit the official Rugby World Cup website to learn more about the games and where they will take place in Japan!

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SPRING IKEBANA ACTIVITIES IN OTTAWA 2019

(1) IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

 April 10 – 14, 2019
Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1

 2. ORCHIDOPHILIA
(The Orchid Society show featuring ikebana
arrangements with orchids)


April 27 – 28, 2019
RA Centre
2451 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7

(3) OHARA IKEBANA DISPLAY
(Collaborative arrangement by Ohara
students and masters)


 May 10 – 13, 2019
Nordstrom Rideau Centre
50 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7

(4) Several spring sessions are up and ready for registration on Eventbrite. Also, please see www.ikebanaottawa.com and
Derek Ju-Sen Ikebana on Facebook!

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Uncle Tetsu’s, The Popular Japan-Based Bakery, To Open an Ottawa Location
PETER HUM, Ottawa Citizen
March 11, 2019

Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake (Uncle Tetsu’s Website)

Uncle Tetsu’s (http://uncletetsu-ca.com/), the popular Japanese bakery, is headed to Elgin Street.

Established in Japan more than two decades ago, Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake opened in 2015 in Toronto and developed a cult following that was willing to line up for hours for its light, fluffy flagshop product. The Uncle Tetsu Canada business has grown to open eight locations in the Greater Toronto Area, one in Vancouver and one in Montreal.

In addition to the company’s melt-in-your-mouth signature item in original and matcha (green tea) flavours, various Uncle Tetsu shops also sell cheese tarts, madeleines and twice-cooked cheesecake biscuits.

The arrival of Uncle Tetsu’s in Ottawa, which will be a franchise shop, yields a fitting tenant to take over the space that was Boko Bakery, a beloved Japanese bakery. Boko closed last October after 36 years in business.

There are Uncle Tetsu shops in China, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and California. The company plans to open in Europe, South America, and South Asia, its website says.

The opening date for the Elgin Street location has not yet been decided, Uncle Tetsu Canada said in a statement.

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