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Understanding Japanese Culture through Advertising

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location) 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON

Talk by Keiichi Kubo, DentsuBos Advertising reflects the culture of the people to whom it is being presented. A close examination of advertising, then, allows us to can gain cultural insights that may be missed on the surface. Join Keiichi … Continue reading →

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TCAF presents: TATSUMI movie screening and tribute

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location) 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON

In memory of the pioneering gekiga manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, (June 10, 1935 - March 7, 2015), Toronto Comic Arts Festival and The Japan Foundation, Toronto present a special screening of Tatsumi, Eric Khoo's 2011 animated film. Tatsumi, a tribute … Continue reading →

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May Movies: Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location) 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON

Mami Sunada, Japan, 118 min. In Japanese with English subtitles Director Mami Sunada goes behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli, observing the creative processes and working dynamics of directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki during the completion of Miyazaki’s The Wind … Continue reading →

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May Movies: The Wind Rises

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location) 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON

Hayao Miyazaki, 2013, 127 min. In Japanese with English subtitles Miyazaki's final film is a fictionalized biography of aeronautics engineer Jiro Horikoshi who, too nearsighted to become a pilot, dedicated his life to building the perfect flying machine. Episodes from Jiro's life, … Continue reading →

Travel Japanese

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location) 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON

*Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest* Looking to travel to Japan but worried about what to say when you get there? Join us for our “Travel Japanese” course where we will go over the essential words and … Continue reading →

Teacher Workshop: “Kanji Instruction”

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location) 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON

*Important Notice: Time Change* Thank you for your interest in the JFT Workshop for Japanese Language Teachers: Kanji Instruction. We have just been informed by Toronto Hydro that on June 7, 2015 our building will not have power until 11am. … Continue reading →

JFT Library’s Farewell to the Colonnade Event

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location) 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON

May 13 The Japan Foundation Toronto Library, Final Opening Day At This Location Join us for an afternoon of special events as we say farewell to 20 years at the Colonnade Building! Kamishibai readings (English/Japanese)   The Tongue-Cut Sparrow (1:15), The … Continue reading →

Travel Japanese

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location) 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON

Registration is now full. Thank you for your interest. *Due to high demand, we have opened a second class of Travel Japanese. The contents are the same as the class offered on June 6.* Looking to travel to Japan but … Continue reading →