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This month's feature events are:
  • Canadian K-12 and Language School Fair - Spring 2008
  • Broken Social Scene Stars Japan Tour
  • Free the Children Japan Charity Concert
  • Anne of Green Gables, The Musical
  • The Drawer Boy - a play by Michael Healey
  • Canada Pavilion at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008
  • Francophonie Festival 2008

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Canadian K-12 and Language School Fair -
Spring 2008


Wednesday, March 19
@@(For educators and agents only)
Thursday, March 20
@@(National Holiday - Open to public)
@@Embassy of Canada

The Embassy of Canada is organizing a Study in Canada fair focusing on summer schools and camps for elementary / secondary school students, school-year programs at secondary schools, and language courses for university students and adults. A total of thirty five K-12 schools, language schools, college/university ESL programs will participate. There will be booths for individual consultations. Those wishing to attend may register online or at the doorD Admission is free.


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Broken Social Scene Stars Japan Tour iJj

Wednesday, March 5
@@Shinsaibashi Club Quattro (Osaka)
Thursday, March 6
@@Liquidroom (Tokyo)
Friday, March 7
@@Shibuya Club Quattro (Tokyo)

Two of Toronto's biggest indie acts are coming to Japan, and in fact, their members overlap enough to consider them family. Broken Social Scene (BSS) is a collective of ten to twelve musicians that form the base of one of Canada's premier indie labels, ArtsCrafts (released in Japan through Pony Canyon). They're especially thrilling in concert, which was most recently on display at the 2006 Fuji Rock Festival. Though BSS did not release a proper album in 2007, this past September saw the release of leader/singer Kevin Drew's solo debut Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew, which brought many of the members together on different pieces.

Though often reminiscent of electronic music culture, Stars' songs are firmly structured, even when all you get are two sets of vocals and minimal keyboard patterns. Singers Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan trade vocal duties with the effect often mesmerizing. Their latest album, In Our Bedroom After The War was released in Japan this past October.




Free the Children Japan Charity Concert iJj

Thursday, March 20 (National Holiday)
@@Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre

Free the Children Japan is the Japan affiliate of the international cooperation organization founded in Canada in 1995 by Craig Kielburger, who was twelve years old at the time. It works to help and support children unable to receive an education because of child labour and poverty. This year, artists representing a wide variety of countries and musical styles will be giving a charity concert in support of Free the Children.


3^March^Mars
Now showing
FIDO ifilmj by Andrew Currie
Various cities


Now showing
SILK ifilmj by Francois Girard
Various cities


Now showing
Nightwatching ifilmj
Various cities


Now showing
KAMATAKI ifilmj by Claude Gagnon
Shinjuku Wald 9 iJj; later at theatres nationwide


`2008^3^20
Shinobu Akimoto: Better Living and Other Projects
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo


`2008^4^6
DAIHATSU DRALION iJj by Cirque du Soleil
Harajuku Shin Big Top, Tokyo
`2008^5^11
Anne of Green Gables, The Musical by Shiki Theatre Company
Shiki Theatre Jiyu, Tokyo
`2008^9
Year of Glenn Gould iJj
2008^3^5, 6, 7
Broken Social Scene Stars Japan Tour iJj
5FShinsaibashi Club Quattro, Osaka
6FLIQUIDROOM, Tokyo
7FShibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo


2008^3^8`12
Celine Dion - Taking Chances World Tour 2008 iJj
8, 9FTokyo Dome
11, 12FKyocera Dome Osaka


2008^3^12`26, 29
The Drawer Boy iJj written by Michael Healey
12`26F Shimokitazawa Honda Gekijo, Tokyo
29FKameido Kameria Hall, Tokyo


2008^3^15`30
The Very Hungry Caterpillar iJj by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Various cities


2008^3^19, 20
Canadian K-12 and Language School Fair - Spring 2008
Embassy of Canada, Tokyo


2008^3^20
Free the Children Japan Charity Concert iJj
Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre, Tokyo


2008^3^22
Francophonie Festival 2008 iJj
Institut franco-japonais in Tokyo


2008^3^23
Francophonie Film Festival in Kansai
The Barbarian Invasions iFilmj
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art


2008^3^25
Book Reading for Children
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Embassy of Canada EDHDNorman Library, Tokyo


2008^3^26
Release of Wintersleep's new CD Welcome to the Night Sky iJj


2008^3^27`30
Canada Pavilion at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008
Tokyo Big Sight


^Theatre^Le théâtre

Anne of Green Gables, The Musical
performed by Shiki Theatre Company


Monday, February 22 - Sunday, May 11
@@Shiki Theatre JIYU (Tokyo)

To mark the hundredth anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables, Shiki Theatre Company is re-performing the Anne musical this year. It has been pleasing audiences ever since its premiere at the Charlottetown Festival on Prince Edward Island in 1965. You are sure to enjoy this dynamic stage work that interweaves lively dance scenes with fresh invigorating music.





The Drawer Boy iJj - a play by Michael Healey

Wednesday, March 12 - Wednesday, March 26
@@Honda Theatre, Shimokitazawa (Tokyo)
Saturday, March 29
@@Camellia Hall, Kameido (Tokyo)

Angus, a man with a memory disability, and his childhood friend Morgan live on a farm in Ontario. One summer day a young man named Miles visits from Toronto in search of material for a stage play. After helping Angus and Morgan on the farm for a while, Miles asks if he can write a play about them. From that moment the three men, one young and two in middle-age, begin a shared life. This dynamic and humorous work is a vivid portrayal of friendship, storytelling, and remembering. It premiered in English in the Canadian Embassy's Oscar Peterson Theatre in 2004 as an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations. These performances are the first in Japanese, produced by Kenichi Kato and directed by Hitoshi Uyama.


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Canada Pavilion at
Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008


Thursday, March 27 - Sunday, March 30
@@Tokyo Big Sight

Canada is world leader in animation arts and the animation industry. It continues to turn out superb animations and develop the advanced software that is indispensable to animation production. Canada will be back at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008 with more and even better booths than last year. Seminars will be offered to specialists and people working in the industry. The pavilion proudly welcomes everyone with an interest in animation to see Canada's latest products and technologies and to find out about opportunities for specialized education.




Francophonie Festival 2008

Saturday, March 22
@@Institut franco-japonais in Tokyo iJj
Sunday, March 23
@@Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

To celebrate French as one of Canada's official languages, the Embassy will participate in a number of events promoting Canada's membership in the Francophonie. Canada's participation in this year's events, which will take place all over Japan, will begin with the March 22 Fête de la Francophonie celebrations at the Institut franco-japonais in Tokyo and will continue on March 23 with a screening of Denys Arcand's Oscar-winning film The Barbarian Invasions, shown during the Francophonie film festival held at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Kobe. In addition, there will be a series of events held in collaboration with other Francophonie countries May 10-18, 2008. Please refer to the event calendar for further details.





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