80th Anniversary

About the 80th Anniversary

Join Us

Application Form

80 Year History
Event Calendar

80th Anniversary

Japan-Canada Relations

80 Year Partnership

Across the Pacific

~Miles Apart, Minds Together~



Event Calendar (Vancouver)



January 30 - 31

Origami Workshop National Nikkei Heritage Centre Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan, National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre
March 1 20th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest UBC The Organization Committee or the Japanese Language Speech Contest , Consulate-General of Japan
March 28 - April 4
#36 Friendship Ambassadors Vancouver, Richmond
Canada and Japan Friendship Association
April 3 Sakura Tree Planting Van Dusen Botanical Garden and other locations Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
April 9

Kimono Re-Made Fashion Show

(Link is in Japanese only)

National Nikkei Heritage Centre Shinobu Tanaka
April 12 Ohanami 2008 Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Vancouver Mokuyokai Society
May 1 Tsugaru Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Okinawa Music & Dance: INFINITE ECHOES FROM JAPAN UBC Frederic Wood Theatre Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan
May 1 - 30 The Sakura Tree Exhibition National Nikkei Heritage Museum Karen M. Brownlee
Postponed 36 Views (by Naomi Iizuka) Jericho Arts Centre Tempus Theatre
May 3 Campbell River - Ishikari Twinning Society's Japanese Cultural Fair Campbell River Cultural Centre and other venues Campbell River -Ishikari Twinning Society
May 3 Nodate and Koto Penticton Japanese Garden Canadian Spirit Holiday Services
May 3-4 Ikebana Spring Show Oakridge Centre Vancouver Ikebana Association
May 11 Tonari Gumi Family Run & Walk Central Park, Burnaby Japanese Community Volunteers Association - Tonari Gumi
May 16 Dinner with special speaker, Mr. Furukawa- former Chief Cabinet Secretary in Japan Terminal City Club, Vancouver Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce
May 17 Choral Concert Michael J. Fox Theatre The Sakura Singers Society

May 21-June 1/

June 14-Aug 5

The Life of Paper Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre/National Nikkei Museum Pangaea Arts
May 25 Preserved Flower Exhibition JALPAK International Boarding Room International Flower Association (Website In Japanese)
May 30 Heritage Designation Ceremony Japanese Cemetary, Cumberland Village of Cumberland
Jun 6
Pacific Partnerships: Benefiting from Japan's success Pan Pacific Vancouver The Vancouver Board of Trade
Jun 10
"The Six Faces of Genji: Manga Versions of The Tale of Genji" UBC, Asian Centre CBC Radio, UBC
June 20-22 The 11th Vancouver Aikido Seminar and Demonstration National Nikkei Heritage Centre Vancouver Shomonkai Aikido Association
June 28 Koto Concert by Chikako Kanehisa Nikkei Heritage Centre National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre
June 30-July 3 25th Anniversary of Twinning Between Ishikari and Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre and Various Public Locations Ishikari 25th Anniversary Select Committee, City of Campbell River
July 1 63rd Annual Steveston Salmon Fetival - Mikoshi Parade Steveston Vancouver Mikoshi no Kai - Rakuichi
July 16 JBC Business Seminar Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites Vancouver Nikkei Keizai Dantai Renraku Kyogikai
August 2-3
(Some events beginning July 30)
2008 Powell Street Festival Woodland Park and other satellite venues Powell Street Festival Society
August 9, 10 15th Shiatsu International Conference in Vancouver 08 UBC, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, etc. Japan Shiatsu College, Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy, Japan
August 22-24 Anime Evolution 2008 Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) Anime Evolution
August 23-30 Fukuoka Canada Society: The 5th courtesy visit to Canada Whistler, Vancouver Fukuoka Canada Society
September Hands Across the Pacific 2008/The Eighth Annual Exhibition of Traditional and Contemporary Art of Canada, Japan, China and Korea Chilliwack City Hall, Chilliwack Museum, Asai's Art Gallery Canadian International Cultural Exchange Society
September / October Japanese Garden Dedication Vancouver City Hall (north side) City of Vancouver
September 19-25 "Love and Honor/Bushi-no-Ichibun" Theatrical Release Festival Cinemas Eleven Arts, Inc.

September 20

The Japan Film Show in Vancouver

Pacific Cinematheque

Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan

September 21 Vancouver Shinpo 30th Anniversary Lecture Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver Shinpo and Tokyo University of Agriculture Alumni Canada/Vancouver
October 6 From Hanga to Manga UBC Okanagan, Campus Arts Building University of British Columbia Okanagan
October 9

Soroban to Rojiura Asobi

(Play Abacus and "Back Alley" Games)

Consulate-General of Japan Hall


(Japanese Website)

October 10

Osuwa-Daiko dedication Mr. Oguchi Daihachi Tour

Vancouver Uzume Taiko

Osuwa Daiko Hozonkai

October 18

VNCS Cultural Fair

Esquimalt Recreation Centre

Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society

October 19

Cattleya Chorus Japan- Canada Relations 80th Anniversary Concert

Vancouver Academy of Music

Cattleya Chorus

October 19

Genji Millennium: Special Lecture: “The Tale of Genji and the Making of Modern Japanese Femininity” by Dr. Joshua Mostow, UBC


Chan Centre for Performing Arts, UBC

The Canadian Society for Asian Arts and The Museum of Anthropology, UBC

October 22-23 Japan Expo Nikkei Heritage Centre National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre


October 23-26


Sensei Atsuko Wakai Canada Seminar 2008

Nikkei Centre Dojo, Campbell River Dojo, Courtenay Recreation Centre, Seikokai Hombu DOjo


Shito-Ryu Seiko-Kai Canada

October 25

Genji Millennium: Special Performance: “Enchantment of Genji: Music Inspired by Poems from The Tale of Genji” Featuring Alcvin Takegawa Ramos on shakuhachi and biwa and Satomi Saeki on koto



Nikkei Heritage Centre



The Canadian Society for Asian Arts

October 30-November 2
Shinju-Double Suicide Based on Sonezaki-shinju Performance Works on Granville Island Yayoi Theatre Movement Society
October Japanese Film Festival TBA Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan
November 1-9 Eco Business for Sustainable Business Development Canada Export Centre, NovaTec Co., UBC

Fukuoka University, Office for a Sustainable Future

(Japanese Website)

November 3

Canadian/Japanese rock stars come home - Monkey Majik in concert

1036 Richards St, Vancouver Rock.It Boy Entertainment
November 9 Ongaku to Eiga no Gogo “Geijutsu ha Kokoro wo Musubu” Nikkei Heritage Centre Fraser Journal Publishing

November 18

Seminar on Promotion of School Trip to Japan

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Visit Japan Campaign & Japan National Tourist Organization

December 16

The Japan Film Show in Victoria

Cinecenta, University of Victoria

Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan

December 29 Mochitsuki Day National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre

February 7

11th Annual SATO CUP karate Tournament

BCIT GYM, Burnaby

Vancouver Shito-Ryu Seiko-Kai

February 8

Voices of the Pacific Rim: An evening of opera with an Asian twist

Vancouver Playhouse

Vancouver Opera

February 15

The 11th Japanese Speech Recital

Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall

JALTA: Japanese Language Teachers Association of British Columbia

February 26- March 1

Tapestry International Celebration of Women’s Choirs featuring Brilliant Harmony from Tokyo, Japan

Ryerson United Church, Christ Church Cathedral

Elektra Women’s Choir

February 28

Vancouver Symphony Concert with Violinist Kyoko Takezawa

Orphem Theatre, Vancouver

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

March 7
21st Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest UBC The Organization Committee For the Japanese Language Speech Contest , Consulate-General of Japan

March 9

Lecture by Professor Yoshihide Soeya, Keio University

Liu Institute UBC

UBC Department of Political Science, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Centre for Japanese Research, Consulate-General of Japan

March 13

“80 years of Canada-Japan Relations: What Now?” Professor Charles McMillan

Robson Square UBC

Centre for Japanese Research, UBC

March 13-

April 25
Another City Centre A Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art)

March 23-
April 4

A Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Canada and Japan

Pendulum Gallery

Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan

March 25

Japan/Canada 80th Anniversary Concert

Kamloops Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple

Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association

March 28

Japantown Neighbourhood Celebration

Vancouver Buddhist Church, Oppenheimer Park, St James United Church, Japanese Hall, the Kalayaan Community Cultural Centre

Vancouver Japanese Language School/Japanese Hall, Vancouver Moving Theatre, Tonari Gumi

March 28, 29

Japan Fair

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Japan Fair Organizing Committee, Consulate General of Japan

March 29

Okinawa Traditional Dance & Song Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall

March 31

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival “Cherry Jam Downtown”

Burrard SkyTrain Station

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Consulate-General of Japan



(C) Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, 900-1177 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6E 2K9 Tel: (604) 684-5868. This page updated December 16, 2014 .