Each year, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre offers a spectacular array of events that offer a glimpse into Japanese life, culture and art that are not often seen outside of Japan. In many cases, it may be the first or only opportunity to experience the exhibit or performance in Canada.
- Nostalgia Night
Every month, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre screens various Japanese films using state-of-the-art facilities in the Kobayashi Hall. These screenings include a diverse offering of contemporary hit films by prominent filmmakers and directors such as Kitano Takeshi, Hayao Miyazaki, Miwa Nishikawa, Yojiro Takita and Hirokazu Koreeda.
Many of these films are also selected from the top winners of the annual Japanese Academy awards and international film festivals. In particular, the J-Cinema monthly film screenings focus on films that are favourites in Japan but do not have a North American release. As a result, the J-Cinema film nights are entirely unique and rare opportunities for Canadians to experience the cinema that are loved by the Japanese.