NAJC-CJCC Picnic – Sunday, July 28

NAJC CJCC 2019 picnic

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Ikebana spring sessions!

Ikebana example

The spring ikebana classes start soon! Wednesday afternoon (1 to 3pm) classes start March 13; Thursday evening (7 to 9pm) classes begin on March 14. More information is available here.

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AGH Origami exhibit

The Art Gallery of Hamilton has  a new exhibit “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami” than runs until May 26, 2019. International artists push the envelope of origami – the Japanese art of paper folding.

AGH – Above the fold

Looking for other local Japanese-related events? Check out this new page:  Local Japanese events

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ROM Exhibit on now


The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto has an exhibit on the Japanese Canadian Internment until August 5. Work by several Japanese Canadian artists is being featured. More details can be found by going here: ROM exhibit – Being Japanese Canadian

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Hamilton Japanese Film Festival – Free!

The Japan Foundation of Toronto is presenting free Japanese films at the Hamilton Central Library on Feb 3 and Feb 10. All films are in Japanese with English subtitles. In between films, there will be a brief intermission. Some Japanese refreshments will be served, so please arrive early! RSVP recommended to the Japan Foundation, but drop-ins are welcomed. More info about each movie can be found here: Feb 3 Japanese films Feb 10 Japanese films

The schedule is as follows:

Feb 3, 1:00 – Thermae Romae  テルマエ・ロマエ


Feb 3, 3:00 – Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa)


Feb 10, 1:00 – Mameshiba 幼獣マメシバ 


Feb 10, 3:00 – Nobody to Watch over me 誰も守ってくれない 


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New yoga class on Fridays

The CJCC is happy to announce that, in addition to the 7pm Wednesday yoga practices by Maki Kajiura (Yoga at CJCC), Friday 7pm Flow Style Yoga  (Vinyasa) classes are now available. The first few classes are free! All you need is your own mat. Please contact, who is leading these classes, if you have any questions or are planning to attend.

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Annual General Meeting – Rescheduled!!!

The CJCC’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 24 starting at 3pm, after the Xmas Bazaar. Hear about what’s new at the Centre, discuss finances, meet new friends. Make your voice heard and elect Board members!


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Annual Christmas Bazaar – Nov 24 10am-2pm


Come to our annual Christmas Bazaar, featuring beautiful handmade ornaments, yummy food, great vendors, and vintage goods.

See a glimpse of what’s been made, as seen on TV!


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NAJC presents Landscapes of Injustice – Nov 10 – NEW TIME!!!

The Symposium schedule has been revised:
11:30 am Poster viewing in the Temple room
12:00 pm Talk begins in the small gym. There will be a break with refreshments. Talk with panel will follow the break
2:00pm Symposium will finish

Lunch tickets ($5) will be sold at the door for those who have not pre-purchased lunches.

Hamilton Landscapes poster

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40th Anniversary Gala – November 10


We are pleased to state that the Gala Tickets are sold out! Thanks to all who purchased tickets, we plan to have a wonderful evening!

CJCC Gala flyer

Here is the menu for the evening:

CJCC 40th Gala - Nov 10 menu-1

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