shapeimage_1Welcome to the website of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal (JCCCM). Formally established as a non-profit, community organization in 1975, the JCCCM serves as a meeting point for the Japanese Canadian community as well as for all those interested in Japanese culture in the Greater Montreal Area. In particular, the Centre provides a focal point where the unique history and cultural heritage of the Montreal Japanese Canadian community can be sustained, promoted, and shared by all, irrespective of cultural background. With the changing demographic nature of the community, particularly the influx of immigration from Japan (from post-war to the present) as well as a large interest from individuals of non-Japanese heritage, the JCCCM also offers and supports a variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities to promote and develop a spirit of mutual understanding, appreciation, and cooperation between all facets of our diverse community as well as with the general public.

Opening Hours


The JCCCM’s office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

The regular Library Hours




The JCCCM is looking for a volunteer who can manage the Centre’s social media accounts, which usually involves Facebook and Instagram posts 3-5 times a week. Please contact centrejaponais@bellnet.ca if you’re interested.

New session! <JAPONAIS POUR VOYAGEURS – March 30, April 6, 20 & 27, 2020, from 6-8:30pm>

 This course is held in French. Register by March 25 to avoid $20 late fee. For details, click here.

<Natto, Koji & Miso Workshops registration >

The registration for the popular workshops organized by Masaki Endo, AKA. Natto sensei, has started. For details, click here. 

Natto workshop: Wed. February 26, 10-11AM OR Sun. March 1, 2-3PM

Koji workshop(supplementary to Miso workshop*):Mon. March 2, 9:30-11AM

Miso workshop: Wed. March 4, 10-11AM OR Sun. March 8, 2PM-3PM

<Mahjong workshop for beginners: Feb. 8, 15 & 22, 2020>

Discover Mahjong, one of the most popular board games in Japan! The JCCCM will offer a series of 3 workshops, to learn the basics of the game. No experience required!

The workshops will take place on Saturdays from 2-4pm, February 8, 15 and 22.

The cost for the 3 workshops is $35 for JCCCM members and $45 for non-members. Contact the JCCCM at centrejaponais@bellnet.ca to register. Space is limited, so don’t delay!


We’re pleased announce that our current members, upon presentation of their membership card, can benefit from discounts at various businesses around town. We’re adding new participants regularly, so check Member Benefits page  often!

<”Kaiwa” Language exchange: Sunday, March 1, 15 & 29, 2 pm – 4 pm>

To participate, we request a donation of minimum $3 (minimum $2 for members). Hope to see you there! For about this exchange group, click here

<Knife sharpening service: Monday, February 24, 10 am – noon>

Due to popular demands, we only can accept up to 2 knives per person. Fees for this service: $10/knife for JCCCM member, $15/knife for non-member. For details, click here.

 <Kimono Workshop: Monday, February 10 & 24, 10 am – noon>

 Bring your Yukata or Kimono along with the accessories. For details, click here.


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