Canada and Japan by the Numbers Autumn 2021

New CCCJ Members Autumn 2021

Financial industry charity event maintains its stride, even in virtual form

Celebrating the holiday with exercise and a turkey bento picnic

Hibiya Cinema Festival screens films that made a splash in Canada

Webinar looks at developments in the hydrogen economy

Committee chair shares lessons learned from solo cycling

McCain Foods takes a global approach in its industry

How changes in this dynamic region will affect businesses for decades to come

BC artist transplants bonsai to Canada’s Best Coast

Chamber governor aims to bring about change in business and society

New Canadian Ambassador Ian G. McKay looks forward to even stronger bilateral ties

Banff gets its first izakaya

Navy frigate visits Okinawa

JOGMEC, Alberta to study carbon, hydrogen, ammonia

War hero reveals secret work

Tokyo awards Senator top honour

Four Letters

Looking Forward

New CCCJ Members Summer 2021

This free spirit’s healthy, plant-based recipes create foodie communities

Memoir explores a life lived around food

RBC Race for the Kids charity event returns to Tokyo

Meet the New CCCJ Leaders

Lower costs offset revenue decline as new members join and events hosted—including Covid jabs

Backed by the CCCJ, this annual business plan writing course adapts to beat the lockdown

Practical and artistic, limited-edition tenugui celebrate bilateral ties

Who are Indigenous Entrepreneurs? What is Effective Engagement?

Takeda’s new GM in Ontario on fighting diseases with innovation, diversity and digital skills

Award-winning Thornhill woman creates miso-sesame vegan products

Plan for bilateral space project

Nova Scotia tidal energy project gets first investment from Japan

Beef imports and prices rise

Itochu plans to make ammonia in Alberta 

Stronger Together

Helping Hands

Neil van Wouw on his long and successful tenure as CCCJ chair and governor

Strong Ties

Running Our Race

Chef honoured for food culture influence

Tour firm offers online tours of Prince Edward Island

Foreign ministers discuss Indo-Pacific

Surgical tool firm set to expand

Poll: top two nations named 

Saskatchewan's new Japan office will help connect Japanese companies to the province’s rich opportunities in agriculture, agrivalue, energy, minerals and more

Canada keeps presence among smaller turnout

Webinar tackles regional trade, defense and politics

New subscription service shares the appeal of Japan’s national drink

Lowell Sheppard prepares for a great adventure amidst smaller ones

Shane Busato is communications director at Tokyo American Club

Mississauga media mogul draws closer to his Japanese roots

CCCJ Golf Scramble

Aoba-Japan International School nurtures future leaders

New CCCJ Members Spring 2021

Time of Change

Paying Respects

Film festival goes online

Solar firm raises millions to invest in green energy fund  

McGill prof to lead RIKEN team 

Rare bird seen in Yukon

Takeda picks woman as new Canada boss

Thoughts on a life dedicated to Canada–Japan relations

Montréal and Nagoya sign pivotal aerospace partnership

Three chambers hold webinar on boosting Canada–Japan trade ties

The pair behind gugu sleep look to wake up the mattress industry

Strong bilateral ties, innovation and diversity key for booming sector

Yuta Watanabe brings his ganbaru spirit to the Toronto Raptors

New CCCJ Members Winter 2021

Tokyo-Vancouver graduate publishes children’s book exploring B.C.’s green spaces

New CCCJ Members Autumn 2020

Tokyo Canadians marks 25 years

Hibiya Cinema Festival Opening Night

CCCJ Golf Scramble 2020

Canadian schools in Japan adapt quickly against virus

Tokyo firm wins award for bringing interns to Japan

Three Ontario companies crack the Japan tech market with niche products

Your new governors

Mitsubishi to buy Ontario chemical unit

Bilateral team finds cancer in dinosaur leg

Fashion brand OVO opens Tokyo flagship store

Will famed tsukemen come to Vancouver?

Suga and Trudeau hold first talks

All together

How we thrive in a crisis

Despite virus, Canadian realizes decade-long dream to open Niigata glamping eco-spot

Despite virus, a good year for revenues and committees

New CCCJ Members Summer 2020

Meet James Hedden, president of Tokai Japan Canada Society for business and pleasure

Foreign firms must act fast to beat lag and enter Japan

Montrealer Paul Lirette is leading GSK Japan’s journey for better health, teamwork and communication

Annual event for aspiring leaders has strong CCCJ ties

Time for Japan to buy more Canadian fine wine

Creator of the California Roll helped whet nation’s appetite for Japanese cuisine

From meat and seafood to potatoes and pasta, trade treaty feeds Japan’s hunger for quality Canadian food

Learning Curve

Comfort Food

Kengo Kuma’s first BC gig is a stunning bilateral hybrid of culture and nature

NPO boss dies at 77

Whistler tour agency gets relief

Tokyo eases rules on livestock product imports  

BC firm tests plant-based wagyu beef

CPTPP probe as log exports fall

In 1918, Japanese–Canadians came together to battle another pandemic

New CCCJ Members Spring 2020

Help in Fight Against Covid-19

Maple Leaf Gala

Canada’s first female judo champion, Christa Deguchi, has her sights set on 2021 gold

Enduring project links bilateral media

Six views on making stronger societies

Telework in a new world

Will Tokyo’s shift from China help Ottawa?

Father loses appeal over paternity leave at major bank

Taekwondo star preps for Tokyo 2021 in Winnipeg home

Ministry seeks almost 50k tonnes of wheat

Three carmakers to cut pay in North America 

Finding our Way

Room to Grow

A discovery in the B.C. woods sheds light on the history of Japanese-Canadians

Flagship carrier sends a culinary favourite winging its way through Tokyo

S.W. Ontario Network Night

Expert forum looks at four Rs for aluminum

Public, private sector leaders share views on bilateral business

Canadian hemp makers hope for fertile ground in Japan

Tokyo expo showcases digital art and business

Software that captures inspiration

Next Steps

New Ground

Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon explains the province’s creative and cultural draws

Ottawa officials unfazed by Wash.–Tokyo trade deal

Sake seeks sales boost

Toronto raconteur draws laughs with rakugo

Calgary, Tokyo chefs to host event

Bilateral partners in next NASA moon mission?

Lawrence Moore Cosgrave paved the way for a new Canada–Japan relationship

New CCCJ Members Autumn 2019

CCCJ Events Autumn 2019

Lowell Sheppard explains how even small donations can make great change

HyLife Pork Table’s Third Anniversary

McGill MBA professor provides problem-solving strategies

Canada’s rugby team showed its colours on — and off — the pitch

New scholarship to develop strong bonds

Japanese comedian in Vancouver tackles taboos with laughter

Weighing the merits of a Canada–Japan agreement

Is this drinking device humanity’s most harmful creation?

LNG forum generates valuable industry insight

Event encourages business links between Saskatchewan and Japan

Québec firms explore Japan market

Message from Ian Burney, Ambassador of Canada to Japan

Strength in a Storm

Play Your Part

CCCJ Events Summer 2019

Fujitsu picks Vancouver for AI global HQ

Exhibit shows history of émigrés from Wakayama to Canada

Polar research in far north

Bombardier sells jet unit to Mitsubishi for C$724 million

Bilateral war games boost ties

Beat the Heat

Canadian ambassador who helped shape postwar Japan

The state of affairs in the “most inclusive” chamber

The secret to increasing women in management and corporate competitiveness

JMEC entrants show their business know-how

Alberta quenches thirsts in Japan

Tokyo multimedia house builds bilateral bridges

Jinseki International School takes learning to another level

Canadian coach for Japan women’s national rugby team

Blend subjects and build skills

Outlooks on the G20 Summit

The New Guy

Shinkichi Tamura pioneered Japan–Canada trade and ties

New CCCJ Members Spring 2019

CCCJ Events Spring 2019

HyLife Pork Table has quickly made its mark on the restaurant scene

Joint Chamber Networking Sake Night

Tohoku Youth Project

Shopify may be new to Japan, but it’s already making its presence felt

Rio Tinto’s ties between Canada and Japan run deep

Long-term expats finally have the right to show their hands — make the most of it

Catching up with Canadian exhibitors at Asia’s largest food show

Group of students from Atlantic Canada explore Japanese business and culture

Two perspectives on how women-owned SMEs can find success

Exploring gender diversity and empowering women-owned businesses

Chief Trade Commissioner Ailish Campbell on helping Canadian companies thrive overseas

New trade pact with ASEAN?

Japan Tobacco gets court protection in Canada

Mazda, Mitsubishi name new Ontario bosses

Québecer CTV anchor awarded Order of Canada

Joint venture plans to expand

Spring Forward

Something in the Air

Year of Change

A look inside one of the most significant free-trade pacts of its time

Two rugby stars give their views on Rugby World Cup prospects and mutual respect

Tokyo chemicals firm goes large in Canada’s smallest province

Top executive with Air Canada talks at a CCCJ event about her path to success

Group of Canadian students learn the ropes at Rakuten

Canadian YouTube stars talk food, business and passion

Donovan Gordon reveals the secrets to running a great event

Maple Leaf Gala

CCCJ Events Winter 2019

New CCCJ Members Winter 2019

How a Canadian woman spread Jesus and peanut butter in Japan

Full Speed Ahead

Mining firm to list

Fukuoka hockey fanatic hits the rink in Nova Scotia

Trudeau airs views on Japan’s post-IWC plans

Concerns over Japan’s auto sector

Canada farm sales to Japan rise

Well Rounded

CCCJ Events Autumn 2018

Chamber View

Catching up with Ian G. McKay, CEO of Invest in Canada

Strengthening Canada–Japan business connections

Canadian investment bank plans to launch cryptocurrency exchange in Japan

The Earth Group feeds millions around the globe

An organization — and an individual — dedicated to LGBT equality

Teacher George Nicholson reflects on how music can open new worlds

Roundtable event looks at women in the workplace

With astronaut David Saint-Jacques scheduled to launch in the weeks to come, we look back at his CCCJ visit

Printmaker Hidemi Momma reflects on her time in Halifax

Jamal Abdourahman talks style, global and local

How Ranald MacDonald ignited English studies in Japan

Japanese-Canadian wins bronze medal at judo world championships

C$40 billion LNG project moves forward

Leading solar energy company makes major investment in Japan

Toronto restaurant awarded prized stall at Yokohama ramen museum

Bilateral startup develops self-driving cars

Burnt-out chef brings Japanese blades to Canada