Culture Canada2006.122007.1

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Event Calendar Ji_Ɠ{
This month's feature events are:
  • Sophie Milman Concert
  • Canadian Rock Rule
  • Japan Release of Delerium's CDgNuages du Mondeh
  • Christmas Preview of gThe Rocketh
  • Irene Avaalaaqiaq - Myth and Reality
    Inuit Wall Hanging Exhibition
  • Canadian Prime Minister's Award for Publishing -
    Two of this year's winning works published
  • 2006 Hakodate Christmas Fantasy

y^Music^La Musique

Sophie Milman Concert

Thursday, December 21
@@Cotton Club, Tokyo
Friday Saturday, December 22 23
@@Motion Blue, Yokohama

Sophie Milman's debut CD has already established her as one of today's most exciting Jazz vocalists. Enjoying strong sales in Japan and the United States and Canada, this CD is spreading the word about Sophie, her impressive vocal range, good looks, and performance ability beyond her years. Sophie's Japanese debut performance earlier this year at the Embassy of Canada proved to be one of the year's highlights, and already she is back by popular demand, performing at Tokyo's prestigious Cotton Club on December 21 and at Yokohama's Motion Blue on Dec. 22 and 23. Don't miss this chance to find out what all the excitement is aboutI

Canadian Rock RuleiJj

Thursday, January 18
@@Osaka, Club Quatro
Friday, January 19
@@Tokyo, O-East

Canadian Rock Rule hosted by SMASH and the Embassy of Canada promises to bring in the New Year with a bangI SMASH, best known for hosting Japan's oldest rock festival, Fuji Rock, has put together a line up of four of Canada's hottest acts, to perform at Club Quattro in Osaka and at O-East in Tokyo. The New Pornographers, Bedouin Soundclash, Jason Collett and Amy Millan are four acts currently garnering fan and critical acclaim in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Thanks to SMASH, fans in Japan can enjoy these four acts together, in both Osaka and Tokyo, for the bargain price of 5,500 yen. Don't miss this chance to be a part of what promises to be one of the hottest bills in 2007, Canada Rock RuleII

Now showing
gThe White PlanethiDocumentary filmj
Various citiesiJj

Now showing
gThe Last TrapperhiFilmj
Theatre Times Square, Ginza Theatre Cinema and othersiJj

Now showing
Documentary directed by Sheridan Kim gAbductionF The Megumi Yokota Storyh
Cinema GAGAiJj and others

Rober RacineFFragile PhantasmiExhibitionj
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado GalleryCTokyo

Daniel Powter Japan Tour 2006
Osaka Grand Cube,
Tokyo International Forum Hall A,
NagoyaFAichi Prefectural Art Theatre

2006 Hakodate Christmas FantasyiJj
In front of Kanomori Warehouses, Suehiro-cho, Hakodate city

17th Annual Canadian Studies Seminar gWhere are the BabiesHDeclining birthrates in Canada and Japanh
Kwansei Gakuin University,
Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus

Irene AvaalaaqiaqFMyth and Reality-Inuit Wall Hangings
Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery

Christmas Preview of gThe Rocketh
Embassy of Canada Theatre

Book Reading for Children
Embassy of Canada E.H. Norman Library

Japan Release of Delerium's CD
gNuages du Mondeh
Imperial Records

Sophie Milman Concert
21FCotton Club, TokyoA
22 23FMotion Blue, Yokohama

2006^12^18, 19
Canadian Rock RuleiJj
18FShinsaibashi QuatroiOsakaj,
19FShibuya O-EASTiTokyoj

Japan Release of Delerium's CD gNuages du Mondeh

Wednesday, December 20
@@Imperial Records

Announcing the Japanese release of Delerium's latest release gNuages du Mondeh by Imperial RecordsFDelerium, which is often compared to Enigma and Deep Forest, has a new release by Nettwerk in Canada. Thanks to Imperial Records, this CD is now available in Japan. Delerium's gNuages du Mondeh is the collaborative effort of Bill Reeb, Rhys Fulber, and Chris (Corn Dog) Peterson. Listen once and you will know why this genre defying music deserves to be the soundtrack to your modern life in JapanI

f^Film^Les films

Christmas Preview of The Rocket

Wednesday, December 13
@@Embassy of Canada Theatre

The Rocket was screened at this year's Tokyo International Film Festival with Roy Dupuis receiving the Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. He portrayed hockey star Maurice Richard, nicknamed gThe Rocketh as a great player and human being. The Embassy of Canada is pleased to offer 10 pairs of tickets (20 people) for this preview. Please apply by e-mail with names, address and phone number no later than December 5. Ticket winners will be notified by e-mail. (The Rocket, 2005, 125 minutes, French/English with Japanese subtitles. For details about the film, please visit here.

o|p^Visual Arts^Les arts visuels

Irene Avaalaaqiaq - Myth and Reality@Inuit Wall Hanging Exhibition

Tuesday, December 12 through Friday, March 9, 2007
@@Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery

Irene Avaalaaqiaq lives in Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, and is one of Canada's most famous Inuit artists. This exhibition consists of fifteen wall hangings featuring motifs from Inuit mythology. You are sure to enjoy these colourful and highly creative works.

}ف^Library^La bibliothèque

Canadian Prime Minister's Award for Publishing - Two of this year's winning works published

Two of three works receiving this year's gCanadian Prime Minister's Award for Publishingh have now been published. The program aims to deepen understanding of Canada through the publishing of books in Japanese. Every year the Canadian government, through its embassy in Japan, solicits manuscripts of unpublished non-fiction and subsidizes the publication of those selected. The award, for Japan only, was inaugurated in 1988 and has resulted in the publication of 45 works to date.

The two new works are A History of Japan-Canada Relations by John D. Meehan, translated by Toshihiro Tanaka, Kenki Adachi, and Kunihiro Haraguchi (published by Sairyusha) and Story Drama by David Booth, translated by Yoshiharu Nakagawa et al. (published by Shinhyoron). The third work, Genesis of the New World's Cultures and NationsFA Comparative Historical Essay (tentative title) is to be published soon.

Event/Les événements

2006 Hakodate Christmas FantasyiJj

Friday, December 1 through Monday, December 25
@@In front of Kanomori Warehouses, Suehiro-cho, Hakodate city

A giant fir tree will soon be arriving after an 18,000-km journey from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Hakodate's sister city. From the world's biggest Christmas tree farm, it will be the world's most wonderful Christmas present. The beautiful tree decorated with lights will serve as the focal point of a series of events including exhibitions, concerts, and a fireworks display every evening at 6 p.m.

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