Open House Jan22

Open House

Friday, January 22. 4:30-6:00 pm. CK Choi Bldg, UBC. Free Event. UBC’s Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) is pleased to announce its Annual Open House Reception on Friday Jan 22 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. We welcome anyone interested in Japan to join us for light refreshments, traditional Japanese dishes, and a classical Koto demonstration while learning about the diverse events related to Japan that the CJR hosts throughout the year. The CJR is actively engaged in promotion of research on a wide variety of topics dealing with Japan and its place in the world community. We invite you to come and learn more about the many activities of the CJR and our work towards facilitating greater understanding between people of Japan and...

Premium Sake Tasting Oct10

Premium Sake Tasting

Saturday, Oct 10 7-9:30. Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. $75/95. Tonari Gumi’s 14th Annual Sake Tasting Event, featuring emcee Margaret Gallagher, host of CBC Radio One’s Hot Air.  In addition to her award-winning work on the radio, Ms. Gallagher is very active in community outreach. Among her involvements have been Asian Heritage Month, Hapa-pooloza and Ganbare Japan!, a benefit concert held for those affected by the devastation of the 3-11 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan. Please join Tonari Gumi for an incredible night of premium sake offerings, great food and silent auction/raffle draws. All tickets are by advance purchase only.  All tickets are available until 5:00 pm, Friday, October 9, 2014 or until sold out.  You may purchase your tickets directly at Tonari Gumi by phoning (604) 687-2172 or visiting 101 – 42 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1M7 or online:...

Ramen Delegation Sep08

Ramen Delegation

Sept 8-10. Various locations. The Golden Jubilee committee is coordinating the logistical aspects of the visit by a delegation and camera crew from the Yokohama Ramen Museum, who are visiting local ramen shops in preparation for an exhibition this fall at the museum.

Anirevo 15

August 14-16.Vancouver Convention Centre. Ticketed Event. Canada’s largest anime convention,  Anirevo  (short for Anime Revolution) creates opportunities for fans to gather and experience a wide range of activities, exhibits, panels and performanaces, including art, animation, comics, costuming, cultural displays, dance , gaming and musical performances.  Enjoy the creative programming made with a combination of ideas from gaming, pop, and Japanese culture, that consist of hundreds of hours of planning and preparations! The goal is to provide people of all ages with entertainment, education, and cultural exchange. Anirevo gathers vendors, artists and exhibits to create a mini market where you can shop for anime and Japanese related products! Vendors bring vast collections of official goods that are hard to find in North America, while Artists come together to showcase an abundance of stunning art styles you will not find in official artworks! For Ticket information:...

Powell Street Festival...

August 1-2. 11:30-7:00. Oppenheimer Park. Free event. The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community celebration in Vancouver! Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances and demonstrations, including taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana, folk and modern dance, alternative pop/rock/urban music, visual arts, film/video, as well as historical walking tours, tea ceremonies, and a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts, & displays. For all the details, please check out the online 2015 Festival Schedule or download the 2015 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 12.5 MB) or just the 2015 Festival Schedule (PDF, 1.7...

Nikkei Stories

12:00 pm, Saturday August 1, Vancouver Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street (at Auditorium Stage). Free event. Launch of Nikkei Stories Video Series,  a series of short videos that explores the Nikkei experience in Vancouver through archival footage and interviews. Included in the launch will be short tours of sites in Japan town that are represented in the videos. Bring your mobile device and earbuds or headphones for the best...