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. In 2020 it takes place from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 1 March at Riccarton Park, 165 Racecourse Road.

Like Canterbury Japan Day on Facebook to find out more. The theme for 2020's Canterbury Japan Day is Japanese Winter.

In the lead up to Canterbury Japan Day 2020 Christchurch City Libraries is hosting a number of events celebrating Japanese culture during February.

2020 Event Poster is here!Please share or advertise this new poster to your friends!2020年度版イベント宣伝ポスター出来上がりました!お知り合い・ご友人達にたくさんの宣伝よろしくお願いします!

Posted by Canterbury Japan Day カンタベリー ジャパンデー on Monday, January 13, 2020

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 Japan Days.

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.

Find Japanese stuff in our collection





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