Hanami - Ottawa
cherry trees do not do well in Ottawa, the colourful red, white and pink blossoms of crab apple trees
provide a good alternative to cherry blossom viewing. Crab
apple trees are usually in full bloom by mid-May. The Arboretum at the Central Experimental
Farm offers several good viewing opportunities. Indeed,
a collection of beautiful old crab apple trees can be found just
north of Building 72 near the Arboretum entrance. Another group adorns the
area south of the two bridges. The sites are all accessible by
Japanese Garden and Pavilion, Montreal
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Zen Garden, Canadian Museum of
community television program that covers stories related to the JC community in
Ottawa. Show airs
9:00 am on the 2nd Sunday from October
to June and again
following Saturday at 9:00am. Check your TV guide for time changes.
Fox Sportsworld Canada
Gambare! Weekly highlights from Japan's premier soccer league, the
Season: Mar.-Dec. · Episodes: 34 · Duration: 30 mins
Check schedule for times.
A wide variety of Japanese-language
programming including news, documentaries, drama, sports, educational and
children's programs and live coverage of the Grand Sumo
Daily English language news from
A quarterly magazine which
introduces contemporary Japanese culture and society to people all over the
world. The print version is available at Japanese Embassies and Consulates. A
selection of Nipponia content is available online.
Japanese Literature Home Page
Very impressive site. Literary news,
history and reviews. The author index contains a fairly long list of
premodern and modern Japanese writers that can be viewed in both English and
Japanese. Available translations are listed for each writer.
Council for the Arts
Canada-Japan Literary Awards recognize literary excellence by Canadian
writers who are writing on Japan, Japanese themes, or themes that promote
mutual understanding between Japan and Canada or by Canadian translators
of such books from Japanese into English or French.
Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu -
Provides abstracts of the translation by Edward G. Seidensticker for
each of the 54 chapters. The pages are illustrated with the Edo Era woodcuts of Harumasa Yamamoto.
The links to the full text are broken.
To download the full text click here
The Way of Shikoku
Mr. Robert Sibley (Ottawa Citizen)
Language, Culture &Travel
The Ottawa Public Library's
Language Learning Centre offers access to Mango Languages
to its members.
is an online interactive language-learning system that uses sound and
visual display to help immerse users in 37 different languages. For
Japanese, there are three levels: Basic, Intermediary and
Advance. First login to your Ottawa Public Library
account http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/main/overview. Then click on
Mango Languages http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/main/find/online/subject/all/language
MLC Meguro Language
, Tokyo, houses an
selection of free study
Web-Japan is a Gateway for all Japanese
Japan Travel and Living
comprehensive, up-to-date information on travelling and
living in Japan, first-hand from Japan.
Information on Japan is sorted from A to Z.