Culture Canada2009.3

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Event Calendar Ji_Ɠ{FCD80N
This month's feature events are:
  • 80th Anniversary of Canada in Japan
  • Study in Canada Fair - Spring 2009
  • A Selection of Canadian Animation F from the
    collection of la Cinémathèque québécoise
  • Release of Current Swell's Album Protect Your Own

j[X^News^Les nouvelles

80th Anniversary of Canada in Japan

February 2009 - March 2010

Canada and Japan established diplomatic relations in 1928, and the first Canadian legation in Tokyo opened the following year in 1929. Throughout 2009 the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a variety of youth programs and events under the theme of gYouth and Innovation.h The youth programs include a scholarship program for 80 Japanese students to study in Canada, gEducation Envoyh to 80 schools in Japan, Embassy of Canada guided tours for 80 schools and a Canada-Japan Sister School Matching Program. For more information, please visit here.

Ji_w^Study in Canada^Étudier au Canada

Study in Canada Fair - Spring 2009

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Friday, March 27@@4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 28@@11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

yOsakaz@Osaka YMCA International Culture iJj
Sunday, March 29@@12 noon - 5 p.m.

The Embassy of Canada will host Study in Canada Fairs in Tokyo and Osaka. Representatives from numerous Canadian K-12 institutions, language schools, universities and colleges will be there to talk with you. It's not too late to collect information to decide your summer study/camp destination. There will also be a booth with returnees from Canada who will share their experiences with you and offer tips on study in Canada. Those who attend the fair will receive an original notebook as a gift! Don't miss this big event! Admission is free.

f^Film^Les films

A Selection of Canadian Animation F from the collection of la Cinémathèque québécoise

Tuesday, March 17 - Sunday, March 29
@@National Film Center,
@@National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

With its National Film Board leading the way, Canada has been producing quality animated films since the 1940s. This retrospective will feature 98 short films and one feature-length work from the collection of la Cinémathèque québécoise in Montréal. The film library's Animation Curator, Mr. Marco de Blois, will be in Japan to speak about Canadian animation. The retrospective is part of an exchange program. From February to April 2008, la Cinémathèque québécoise presented To the Source of Anime: Japanese Animation (1924-1952), drawn from the collection of the National Film Center in Tokyo. Animation is bringing the Canadian and Japanese film worlds together!

Janet Cardiff George Bures Miller at Ebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Hana's Suitcase iJj
Studio Dora, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, and other venues

Canadian Commemorative Olympic Games Coins iexhibitionj
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

Cirque du SoleilFDaihatsu Corteo iJj
Harajuku Shin Big Top, Tokyo

Anne of Green Gables Centennial Exhibition - Prince Edward Island that Montgomery Loved iJj
3^6`11FFujisaki, Sendai
3^18`29FTsuruya, Kumamoto
and other cities

Seminar on Anne of Greengables and Prince Edward Island organised by Tohoku Canada-Japan Association iJj
Koyo Grand Hotel, Sendai

2009^3^6, 7
Thunderheist to perform at
Ninja Generation - QBT iJj
6FLiquidroom, Tokyo
7FTriangle, Osaka

Tiga Concert
ageHa, Tokyo

A Selection of Canadian AnimationF from the collection of la Cinémathèque québécoise
National Film Center, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Release of Current Swell's Album
Protect Your Own iJj

Canada Booth at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009
Tokyo Big Sight

Carousel directed by Robert McQueen iJj
The Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo

Francophonie Festival 2009 iJ^Fj
Institut franco-japonais in Tokyo

Book Reading for Children
gDelicious Mapleh
Embassy of Canada E. H. Norman Library, Tokyo

Study in Canada Fair - Spring 2009
27, 28FEmbassy of Canada, Tokyo
29FOsaka YMCA iJj

y^Music^La Musique

Release of Current Swell's Album Protect Your Own iJj

Wednesday, March 18

Current Swell from Victoria, British Columbia (BC), will release their Japanese debut album Protect Your Own on Surfrock International. Their music has all elements from blues, rock, folk, and reggae. 2005 saw Current Swell releasing So I Say, which quickly gained momentum leading the band to be one of the hottest new acts from BC. They toured Western Canada in the spring of 2007 with headlining Aussie band, The Beautiful Girls. During the same year, their sophomore album Trust Us Now was released and the band performed with some great acts including Bedouin Soundclash and Xavier Rudd. Any fan of sunshine and good times is sure to smile when the songs of Current Swell grace their ears.

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