Canterbury Japan Day

Canterbury Japan Day is an event organised annually by The Japanese Society of Canterbury with the aim of sharing authentic Japanese culture with Cantabrians. The event was cancelled in 2021 and 2022. Like Canterbury Japan Day on Facebook to find out more. The theme for 2020's Canterbury Japan Day was Japanese Winter.

The history of Canterbury Japan Day

The inaugural Canterbury Japan Day was held on 11 March 2012 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Japanese Society of Canterbury and the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Japan. It also marked the anniversary of the 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Canterbury Japan Day
Canterbury Japan Day, Flickr CCL-2012-03-11-CanterburyJapanDay-March-2012 DSC_0569.JPG

Japan Day proved very popular and has become an annual event, attracting about 20,000 visitors in 2014.

Check our photos of previous Japanese cultural celebration including Japan Day.

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Our online resources

  • Japanese organisations: listing of Japanese organisations, reflecting a range of cultural, arts and sporting associations. From CINCH, our Community Information Christchurch database.
  • Language courses providers: Japanese language course providers. From CINCH, our Community Information Christchurch database.
  • Mango Languages: Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn a variety of languages, including Japanese. It also contains instructions on how to learn English for native Japanese speakers. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.
  • World Languages Collection: learn more about our collection of fiction and non-fiction in languages other than English.
  • New Settlers page: explore the range of resources and services Christchurch City Libraries offers to new residents.
  • Our posts about Japanese culture

Find Japanese stuff in our collection



  • Japanese organisations: CINCHではクライストチャーチで活動する日本の文化、芸術、スポーツ団体がリストされています。ライブラリーのウェブサイトからアクセスできます。
  • Language courses providers: さらにCINCHでは日本語を教えるグループも紹介しています。
  • Mango Languages: は無料でオンラインでできる他言語を習うためのシステムです。日本人に合わせた英語の勉強法も紹介しています。ライブラリー 内からアクセスするか、外からの場合ライブラリーカード番号とパスワードを入力してログインしてください。ライブラリーのウェブサイトからアクセスできます。
  • World Languages Collection: Central Library Peterborough, Fendalton Library, and Upper Riccarton Libraryでは日本語の書物も取り扱っています。
  • New Settlers Page: では最近移住した方々に役に立つ情報を提供しています。



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