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Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

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JET Programme
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Japan-related events organized by the Consulate General of Japan and by other organizations are listed on this page. For further information about events organized by other other organizations, please contact the organizers directly.


Please note the Consulate General of Japan is no longer accepting event applications for events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver as the celebration ended on March 31, 2015.  If you wish to announce your event on our website, please visit the page on Information about posting events on our website


Current and Upcoming Events






Our Family (Bokutachi no Kazoku)

Date: May 26

Venue: The Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street, Vancouver)

Organizer: Vancouver Foreign Film Society

Details: Screening of "Our Family" (Bokutachi no Kazoku) in partnership with the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (May Celebrations). Film in Japanese with English Subtitles.





FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

Date: June 6~July 5

Organzier: FIFA Women's World Cup



Rokudai Katsu Bunshi Vancouver Rakugo Performance

Date: June 13

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Nikkei Centre

Organizer: Japanese Women's Business Association


Poster: (455KB)




Kentaro Kihara Concert - celebrating the 50th anniversary of Burnaby – Kushiro Sister-City Relationship
Appointed as the sightseeing ambassador of Kushiro City,  Kentaro Kihara is a well-known  pianist,  composer, accompanist and singer of Japan, who will be coming to Burnaby celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sister-City relationship between the City of Kushiro and the City of Burnaby. 
Kihara composes music for theatre plays, animated television shows, movies and J-POP and performs on stages around the world.  He recently performed in Vancouver in February 2015 with Noh Master Yamai Tsunao and the Noh actors.  His contemporary Jazz piano paired with the traditional theatre play was refreshing and unforgettable. 
The concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sister-City relationship will feature jazz piano and guitar by guitarist Yujiro Nakajima.
Date: Friday, July 10th, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Michael J. Fox Theatre (7373 Macpherson Ave, Burnaby, BC)
More information to come later


Past Events


The 125th Anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver - Events Calendar

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