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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







FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

Date: June 6~July 5

Organzier: FIFA Women's World Cup






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 (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
Venue: Michael J. Fox Theatre (7373 Macpherson Ave, Burnaby, BC)
Admission: $22 per seat

Tickets available at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC). Also available online at from June 3, 2015.

Poster: (730KB)



Simple and Warm Melodies with Jazz Pianist Kentaro Kihara from Kushiro, Japan


The Consulate General of Japan, Japan Foundation and the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society are pleased to present Simple and Warm Melodies - concert featuring Jazz pianist Kentaro Kihara.

Kentaro Kihara is a prominent pianist, composer, accompanist and singer from Japan.  Since winning the Berklee Jazz Performance Award and graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Kentaro has composed a range of music for movies, theatre, television, animation and J-Pop.  As a versatile musician, Kentaro has collaborated and performed with musician Susan Osborn and partnered with Japan's Cultural Exchange Ambassador and Noh artist Yamai Tsunao in concerts throughout Europe and North America.

Special guest Yuji Nakajima will also perform at the concert.


Date: Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (University of Victoria) B125 McLaurin Building, Ring Road, Victoria, BC
Advance tickets: $18 plus service charges
At the door: $22 (cash only)
Poster: (3MB)


Past Events


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

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