What’s Onsite

Japanese cultural programs hosted by third parties at the NNMCC. Sign up for calligraphy, martial arts, dance & music programs, and more.

Please contact the instructor listed on a program's page for the latest information on their program, or email mcuesta[at]nikkeiplace.org.

How to Register for Programs

Please contact the program instructor or coordinator in advance if their email or phone number is listed. If no contact information is listed, phone the Nikkei Centre at 604.777.7000 or email info[at]nikkeiplace.org for assistance.

Current Programs

Kanji calligraphy

Calligraphy Club | 習字クラブ

村上 白舟 日本語 Japanese 9月申し込み、10ー6月 大人のみ 第2 & 4 木曜日 1:00―2:00pm   NNMCCメンバーシップ 必須 お電話でお申し込みください 604-515-0980(グラッドストーン日本語学園) 習字クラブでは、字を丁寧に美しく書く喜びを感じるとともに、心を落ち着けて、楽しんで学んでいきましょう。 Students will learn correct stroke order as well as the art of how to write calligraphy concisely and beautifully. […]

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A piano with a cup of coffee laid atop

歌声喫茶・Utagoe Kissa

日本語・Japanese 毎月第二土曜日 Every 2nd Saturday of the month Utagoe Kissa, or a “singing voice cafe”, is a type of coffee shop where customers sing together in chorus. Enjoy singing Japanese […]

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Stretching out on a yoga mat


English Tuesday 10-11am Exercise your body and mind with this Pilates program.

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Chibi Taiko

Chibi Taiko

English | 日本語 Sunday 5-9pm Email shinobu.homma[at]gmail.com The first children’s taiko ensemble in Canada, Chibi Taiko was founded in the fall of 1993 with the goal of passing this unique […]

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Rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics

English Sunday 1-5pm, Tuesday 4-8pm, Wednesday 4-7pm, Thursday 4-6:45pm, Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm Email [email protected] Combine gymnastics, dance, and calisthenics and train your body to be stronger and more flexible […]

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A badminton racquet and birdie

Taz Badminton

Dennis Tazumi English | 日本語 Fridays, 12:00pm – 2:30pm NNMCC Membership registration required. First trial session is free. Drop-in fee $6 ($5.71 + GST) For info & registration: 604.377.0955 or e-mail (Dennis […]

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Close up shot of multiple shuttlecocks on a badminton raquet

Adult Badminton

Kingsley Fong English Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm NNMCC Membership registration required. First trial session is free. Drop-in fee $7 ($6.67 + GST) Birdies and racquets not provided. Please check in and pay […]

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Hawaiian Hula Dance フラ・ダンス

Yoshi Yamamoto | Wailele Wai Wai 山本芳照 、ワイレレワイワイメンバー English | 日本語 Beginner: NNMCC Membership registration required.  Drop-in fee $8 ($7.60 + GST) Adult/Senior: Annual fee Sept-August ***New students, please inquire […]

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An abacus.

そろばん Ikoma Abacus

Norie Ikoma 日本語・English Fridays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Contact Instructor for registration Norie Ikoma at 604.926.1940 (Tel/Fax) 778.233.7999 [email protected] www.ikomaabacus.com *Ongoing. You can join anytime throughout the year. Using an abacus […]

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One aikido practitioner throwing another on the ground.


Masaru Kiyota English | 日本語 Adult/Youth Class (12+) Tuesdays & Thursday, 7:00pm-8:00 pm Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30 pm The Children’s Class is on hiatus. Registration: 604.222.0024 (Kiyota) or [email protected] Adult (18+): $60/month, $10 / […]

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Self-defense in judo

柔道 Judo

Ishikawa Judo Club English | 日本語 Children class (8-12): Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:30pm – 7:30pmAdult class (13+): Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm *Please confirm schedule with your instructor. Registration:604.298.7300 (Takao Izumi) […]

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Nikkei Karate

Chief Instructor: Mert Horita Assistant Instructor: Tony Han English Teen/Adult Class: Mondays & Thursdays, 8:00pm-9:30pm and Saturdays, 9:30am-11:00am Junior Class (6-12): Mondays & Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm and Saturdays, 9:30am-11:00am Also, special tournament classes and […]

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Iaido is a series of solo forms practiced using a katana, which builds character through physical and mental self-discipline.

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