Category Archive: News and Announcements

Revisit our Online Talks about Inuit Print Art and Ainu Cinema for September 30

In recognition of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, we invite you to revisit two of our special online talks: ‘Inuit Print Art and Its Early Japanese Influences’ and ‘Reviving Ainu Lost Traditions on Screen: HIMEDA Tadayoshi’s Documentary Films’. You can watch them anytime on the JFT Youtube Channel! Continue reading →

Tanaka Fund Program Call for Applicants

Universities Canada is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023 Tanaka Fund Grant to Support Promising Junior Japanese Studies Scholars. Masters or doctoral level students are eligible to apply for grants up to a maximum of $10,000 and up to 3 months in Japan. Continue reading →

JFT Invites Celebrated Novelist KASHIWABA Sachiko to Toronto!

Join us as we host award-winning author KASHIWABA Sachiko for two very special events in Toronto on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24! Legends and Folklore: Author KASHIWABA Sachiko talk Japanese children’s literature with Rui Umezawa Friday, September 23, … Continue reading →

TIFF 2022 Films from Japanese Directors

For the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, we are spotlighting three captivating films from Japanese directors that has already made waves in film festivals around the world. Continue reading →

The Japan Foundation Awards 2022 go to Robert Lepage

The Japan Foundation has selected Mr. Robert Lepage to be the recipient of the 2022 Japan Foundation Awards. He is the first Canadian ever to win this award. Mr. Lepage has been selected after the screening of 74 applications nominated by experts and the general public. Congratulations! Continue reading →