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About TJCS

The Tokai Japan Canada Society (TJCS) was formally established in November, 2004 to promote the development of social, cultural and commercial relations between Canada and the Tokai region of Japan (Aichi, Gifu, Mie and Shizuoka Prefectures). The TJCS is a not for profit organization that creates opportunities for its members to develop greater social, cultural and commercial relations with Canadian people living in the region.
Through periodic functions and events, the TJCS aims to create a greater sense of community among Canadians and to help foster increased relations between Canadians and Japanese, as well as other foreign nationals living in the Tokai region.

Key to the creation of the society and to the fulfillment of the society's goals is the relationship that exists between the TJCS and the Canadian Consulate in Nagoya. The TJCS is dedicated to supporting the activities of the Canadian Consulate in Nagoya in an effort to provide business and commercial support to its members. This relationship will also facilitate the improvement and development of cultural and social issue awareness for our members and others living in the Tokai region.
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TJCS logo History of the TJCS

In February of 2004, a group of several Canadians met with the Canadian Consul on two occasions to discuss the organization of a Canadian Society in Nagoya. It was decided that the Tokai Japan Canada Society (TJCS), with the support of the Canadian Consulate in Nagoya, would be established with the following mission and purpose.
  • To promote the development of social, cultural and commercial ties between Canada and the Tokai region of Japan.
  • To promote opportunities for social interaction among the members, to promote friendship and a sense of community among Canadians and others in Japan; and to hold periodic functions of a social, cultural or business nature.
  • To support the activities of the Canadian Consulate in Nagoya.
  • To associate and cooperate with other organizations sharing mutual interests.

What is the Future of the TJCS?


The TJCS has been working hard over the past couple of years to formally establish itself, its constitution, its Board of Governors and Executive, working together with the Canadian community, business leaders and government officials. Our inaugural year was exciting with many highlights centered around the Aichi World EXPO from March to September 2005. Our committees will continue to plan and hold events in keeping with our mission.

The ongoing success of the TJCS will depend on successful membership recruitment and the dedication and enthusiasm of its participants. This organization will continue to welcome both Canadians and Japanese, as well as others with a strong interest in or connection to Canada as members.

We invite you to join our mailing list to keep advised of our programs and events, and if you have any questions about the TJCS please feel free to contact any of the Organizing Committee members at anytime. Thank you.
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