Culture Canada2007.5

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This month's feature events are:
  • Tokyo Police Club's live debut in Japan
  • ExhibitionF35 Years in Canada -
    Recent works by Naoko Matsubara
  • William Bell - Alma
  • Ichikawa Shinichi - The Acadians Past and PresentF
    The Unknown-French Canadians
  • Inauguration of the Oscar Peterson Theatre

y^Music^La Musique

Tokyo Police Club's live debut in Japan

Tuesday, May 1
@@Harajuku Astro HalliJj

The four-piece band Tokyo Police Club from Toronto will be making its debut in Japan with a show at Astro Hall on May 1st as part of the gNew Bloodh series which highlights the hottest international emerging bands. The band formed in 2005 and soon found themselves playing at the Pop Montreal Festival that fall and were met with instant adoration. They soon signed to Canadian indie label Paperbag Records and released their EP gA Lesson In Crimeh which was released this year in Japan by V2 Records and which will be followed by their first full-length album.

o|p^Visual Arts^Les arts visuels

ExhibitionF35 Years in Canada -
Recent works by Naoko Matsubara

Friday, May 11 - Friday, July 13
@@Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

This exhibition of approximately 55 prints commemorates the 35th anniversary of Kyoto-born woodblock artist Naoko Matsubara's emigration to Canada. It includes mono-colour and multi-colour prints with both representational and impressionistic subjects.

}ف^Library^La bibliothèque

New Arrivals

William Bell - Alma

Translated by Sayuri Okamoto, published by
@@Sakuhokusha i1,300 yen plus taxj

Alma, a girl living with her mother in a small town in Canada, has a big dream-to become a writer. Her relationship with a fussy old lady and her daughter who move into the oldest house in town greatly affects her life. The story depicts the human ties and interactions that, despite the age barrier, grow through friendship, conflict, betrayal, and forgiveness. Though intended for children in grade four and above, this superb work is equally enjoyable for adults. Bell has written thirteen books, including Speak to the Earth. He is a noted recipient of the Mr. Christie's Book Award.

Ichikawa Shinichi - The Acadians Past and PresentFThe Unknown French-Canadians

Published by Sairyusha
@@i2,000 yen plus taxj

In the early 17th century, the first French colonists began settling mainly in the fertile area called gAcadia,h now the province of Nova Scotia. They became known as Acadians. Forced to move because of war between England and France, they later settled in Prince Edward Island and Lousiana and, along with Quebec, became part of French-speaking North America. This volume, by a noted expert in French language and literature, gives a remarkable account of the long and fateful history the Acadians have lived through including their present reality. It presents important cultural and linguistic aspects of Canada, where both English and French are official languages and multi-culturalism is advocated.

Now showing
Documentary directed by Sheridan Kim gAbductionF The Megumi Yokota Storyh
Various cities

Now showing
gBeing Juliahifilmj
Various cities

Canadian Ammonites
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

Cirque du Soleil
Harajuku Shin Big Top, Tokyo

Image Forum Festival 2007F3 films from CanadaiJj
Park Tower Hall, Tokyo

Okaya Ice Festival 2007
Yamabiko Skating ComplexiJj,Ilf Plaza, Okaya city, Nagano

Canadian Animation Festival 2007
Tollywood, ShimokitazawaiJj, Tokyo

Ashes and Snow
Nomadic Museum, Odaiba, Tokyo

Land of the Canadian Rockies and the Great PrairiesiJj
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, Abashiri

Tokyo Police Club Live
Harajuku Astro HalliJj, Tokyo

Book Reading for Children gStories about Maple Syruph
Embassy of Canada E.H. Norman Library, Tokyo

World Study Abroad^Working Holiday Fair
Mana House, Mana Event HalliJj, Nagoya

35 years in CanadaFRecent Works by Naoko Matsubara
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

World Study Abroad^Working Holiday Fair
Umeda Centre Building 18FiJj, Osaka

World Study Abroad^Working Holiday Fair
Shinjuku Centre Building 51FiJj, Tokyo

RJ World Study Abroad Fair
Tokyo Station Sapia Tower, Tokyo Station Conference 5^6FiJj

Image Forum Festival 2007F3 films from CanadaiJj
Goethe-Institute Kyoto

RJ World Study Abroad Fair
Nagoya Kokusai Centre BuildingiJj

RJ World Study Abroad Fair
Umeda Centre Building 16FiJj, Osaka

RJ World Study Abroad Fair
ACROS Fukuoka 7FiJj

Release of Malajube's Trompe-L'oeil in Japan
V2 RecordsiJj

Seminar for Canada Working Holiday ProgramiJj
Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre, Tokyo

j[X^News^Les nouvelles

Inauguration of the Oscar Peterson Theatre

Amidst the blur of delicate pink created by the surrounding cherry blossom trees which burst into full bloom just a day before, the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo celebrated the inauguration of the Oscar Peterson Theatre on March 30th, 2007. Videotaped messages by Oscar Peterson and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay, a virtual performance by Oscar on the Yamaha Disklavier grand piano, a live tribute concert by Oscar's lifetime friend, Oliver Jones and his band mates, and a special guest appearance and impromptu performance by Sadao Watanabe were among the highlights of this special evening.
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