Winter Newsletter is out!

Please click on the link for a PDF of the newsletter.

Please note all of the important events

  • Anime Movie Night
  • Volunteer Social
  • Rockin’ Ramen
  • Doors Open
  • Keirokai
  • Golf Tournament

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Anime Movie Night Bring a Friend!

Friday April 1, doors open at 6:30, first film to roll about 7:00 pm.

This is free to attend but donations would be appreciated!

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Volunteer Appreciation Social

All volunteers are invited to join us at the Centre on  Saturday April 16 from 1:00-3:00.

We wish to show our appreciation for all that you do to ensure the Centre is the best it can be.

Please join us for tea and treats, good company and some exciting news for the Centre!

Please RSVP by phone 905-383-5755 or email

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Rockin’ Ramen

It’s okay to slurp your Ramen noodles! Please join us and bring your friends for a fun afternoon!

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Keirokai 2016

Please Join us in Celebrating the Seniors in our Community, There is no charge for Seniors 70+, Please use the PDF form attached to register for the day.

Sunday May 15, 2016 @ 2 pm

Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre & The Hamilton Chapter: National Association of Japanese Canadians

Invites everyone to attend

Keirokai 2016

A celebration honouring our seniors

Complimentary tickets for those age 70 year and over

For tickets and information, contact us at 905-383-5755

or complete and return to CJCC

Keirokai Honorees are those who were age 70 in 2015.

Please respond by April 1, 2016


keirokai16 please click this link to download a PDF  registration form of the event.

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CJCC Annual Golf Tournament returns!

golf 2016 fixed 2016 golf Entry click here for printable PDF

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October/ November Newsletter is here

Please click on the link below to download a PDF version of our newsletter.

Upcoming Events to note:
AGM November 15, Sunday in the Small Gym 1:00 pm
Sukiyaki Dinner November 21 Saturday evening
Christmas Festival December 5, Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm

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2015 Annual General Meeting

All members are invited and encouraged to join us for our AGM on Sunday November 15,2015 @ 1:00pm.

Please RSVP to the Centre, we wish to know how many are coming in order to plan for which room to set up.

We will have:
Updates on the Centre
Financial report
Elections for the Board of Directors (there are 5 positions available this year).

There are 5 board positions up for this term and there will be two vacancies as two Board members are not returning.

If you wish to apply for the Board please use the form below. It is in both a word document and PDF.

application for director 2015 form

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Attention all CJCC members an important message from the President of the CJCC

It has been a pleasure to represent the Centre for the past few months as your President. Part of my responsibilities is to continually review the financial viability of the Centre. Unfortunately, at this time, even though there has definitely been an increase in the amount of money coming into the Centre through program growth, and although we continue to look for ways to increase revenue, the amount of debt continually increases.

This is the current situation:
• The Centre currently owes approximately $40,000 in property taxes, with an annual interest of about $7,000. As you can probably guess, this is a losing game.
• We need to repair the current HVAC systems. The cost estimate for this is approximately $75,000.
• We need to repair the driveway around the Centre. The cost estimate for this is approximately $85,000.

Financing these three items is imperative but I believe that eliminating the $40,000 in back taxes to save us $7,000 in interest annually is our first priority.
• If every member could donate $100 each, we could instantly alleviate this debt;
• If every member could donate $300 each, we could delete the back taxes and pay for the HVAC system;
• If every member could donate $500, we could delete the back taxes, pay for the HVAC and the driveway to be repaired!!

Please, I am appealing to each of you to talk about this with your families, to see if there is a way for you to give us a minimum contribution of $100 and/or to dig deep and give us a one-time contribution of $300 or $500. Please make your cheques payable to “Canadian Japanese Culture Centre of Hamilton” or “CJCC” and send them to “President’s Appeal” at the Centre. Because the CJCC is a registered charity, besides our heartfelt thanks, you will also be receiving a donation receipt for you to claim on your income tax return.

To be completely honest, without eliminating these debts, the Centre’s finances are going to continue to deteriorate and the Centre’s sustainability is in jeopardy!

There is a paypal button below for your convenience.

Thank you for your support,
Chris Hourmouzis-Takeda

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Fundraising Luncheon with Dr. Chitra Rao, Sunday October 25, 2015

Thank you to all who came out for this very informative event!

Dr. Rao was an engaging speaker with a number of “True Crime” stories to tell.

We would like to thank Dr. Rao for her time and donation to the Centre

Please watch this website for more events to be announced soon.

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Please join us for lunch with Guest Speaker Dr. Chitra Rao, Forensic Pathologist.

Sunday October 25 at 12:00 noon in the small gym.

We have Dr. Rao as our guest speaker. She is a Forensic Pathologist at Hamilton Health Sciences, and associate professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University.

Her presentation will be real-life “Quincy”, “Bones” and maybe a little bit of “CSI”. This promises to be an exciting time for those who enjoy “True Crime”.

Ticket pricing will be $60 with a $40 tax receipt. This will be a catered “Bento Box” lunch.

Please contact the Centre at 905-383-5755 and leave a message as to how many tickets you wish, email the Centre at with the number of tickets you need or use the handy Paypal (sorry we have to add a $2 service charge for paypal) button below to instantly pay and guarantee you seats as this will sell out.

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